Free Harry Potter Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 17, 2023

London with a Local was created in 2018 out of a desire to bring something different to those visiting (or living in) this wonderful, hectic, ever-changing City. We wanted to provide the best quality tours at a price that works for everyone. London is expensive – believe us, we know. Our aim was to provide at least one part of your time here where you feel like you are truly getting your money's worth. London With A Local is made up of a mix of born and bred Londoners, who can give you a picture of how it feels to grow up in the midst of the chaos, and those who decided to become Londoners after visiting as a tourist and falling in love. They combine a knowledge of the secrets that have been passed down through generations, with the hunger and excitement that comes with embracing a new place as your home. Our tours, of course, visit the iconic architectural structures that London the most recognisable city on Earth, but also allow a peak behind the curtain, away from the glitz and glamour of the West End, to give you the opportunity to see the “real” London, far from the tourist trap souvenir shops, to where the true treats and treasures, so often hidden away from tourists, reside. In short, we want everyone who gets the opportunity to join us on a tour, to feel like they are getting to know the essence of this great city. As well as experience in guiding and a knowledge of the history and politics of Britain, our expert guides all come from a performance background. We are actors. We are musicians. We are comedians. We are dancers and directors. Above all, we are storytellers and our aim is not just to reel off a load of dates that will be forgotten in a split second, but to paint you a picture of the people and events that built the foundations that we tread upon.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

If you're still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts then despair no more!

Join our Potter potty guide and explore the London filming locations as seen in the movies as well as visiting a few of the real places in London that inspired J K Rowling to create this magical world.

Take a stroll down Charing Cross Road, (complete with real spell books), visit the entrances to the Ministry, and get insider tips on where to buy the best wands and Harry Potter goodies in London.

Oh and you will be tested on your Harry Potter knowledge in our Hogwarts Trivia House Cup, so get revising!

The tour finishes at Embankment Station.

Please note, groups larger than 6 and any educational groups will need to get in touch to arrange a private tour, as they will not be able to join the public tour

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Palace Theatre London Ltd, London W1D...
    Palace Theatre London Ltd, London W1D, UK
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    We begin outside The Palace Theatre, home to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, just around the corner from Leicester Square underground station. The station is on the northern and piccadilly line, and around a 10 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Station and Covent Garden Station. The guide will be holding a red umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Palace Theater
  • 2
    Outside visit
    House of Spells
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Charing Cross Road
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Trafalgar Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Great Scotland Yard

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Christin 19 May 2024

Nathan is the best guide we ever met. Such a pleasure to follow him around and listen to all the stories he can tell. Best 1.5h of London sightseeing!
Mona 18 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Becky war AMAZING. Es war einfach so angenehm ihr zuzuhören, ihren Tipps zu lauschen und ihre Begeisterung für Harry Potter war so ansteckend! Und das obwohl ich selbst schon großer Fan bin. Sie macht die Tour lustig, ansprechend und informativ. Alles was man braucht! DANKE!!!!
Bohumil 18 May 2024

Guided by Joel
Travelled in family - May 2024
What a good guy.
Doraine 16 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
She was fun and passionate about the Harry Potter tour
Alexandra 15 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Becky was amazing! We got to know a lot more than we expected.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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