If you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, a trip to London will mean that you’ll be in your element as there are a number of different exhibitions and places that you can visit to delve deeper into this famous story of wizards and witches that is loved the world over.
Explore sets and learn more about the characters of this successful movie franchise while also experiencing all of the real-life magic that the city of London has to offer.
After a Harry Potter filled day, head back to your room at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate for an evening spent relaxing with family and friends. Not ready for bed yet? You can always hit the town instead, London comes to life when the sun goes down.
Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden WD25 7LR
For the true Harry Potter fan, nothing could be better than a visit to the Warner Bros studio, where you will have the chance to join in on a walking tour which will take you behind-the-scenes to visit a range of beautiful scenes that were used during the production of the film. Step out onto the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley, discover the Great Hall and explore Dumbledore’s office during this experience that will get you closer than ever to the real magic of the most successful film series of all time. You’ll even get the chance to learn about how creatures were brought to life with green screen effects, animatronics and life-sized models.
Now you’re an extra in Harry Potter sets, why not head back to your room at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate and spend the evening watching the films with your friends? You’ll never look at it the same way again now you’ve experienced it first-hand.
Harry Potter: A history of magic at The British Library
96 Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DB
Love the film but more interested in the book? Head to The British Library to discover the origins of J.K Rowling’s magical world with this exhibition that explores how folklore and the ancient art of alchemy have informed the world-famous stories. Check out the library’s collection of century-old treasures that include medieval manuscripts and illustrations, mystical objects and material from Bloomsbury’s and J.K Rowling’s archives.
Would you now consider yourself an expert in the Harry Potter books? If the answer’s yes, make your way back to your room at one of our hotels in Paddington London where you can relax in bed and get stuck into your favourite title.
Visit some of the iconic landmarks featured in the film
If you want to combine your love for the film with your desire to see some of London’s most well-known spots, head out on foot to explore some of the iconic locations that featured in the film. Walk across Tower Bridge, which Harry flew over on his broomstick in The Order of the Phoenix. After, make your way to St Pancras International Station, which was the station that featured in the film where Harry boards the Hogwarts Express.