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Follow in Harry Potter’s footstep— A Walking Tour

Professor Flitwick’s Classroom

Location: Harrow School

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The tiny charms’ professor of Hogwarts, yes Filius Flitwick we are talking about, who instructs his pupils the art of Wingardium Leviosa in the Harrow School’s oldest classroom, the fourth form room that takes you to 1615. It is great places to kick start your Harry Potter- tour of London. Harrow is almost similar to Hogwarts; a sport that defies logic, also some natty uniforms and a direct train from King’s Cross Station. As Hogwarts, Harrows has an entrance exam as well, although you don’t need to do magic to pass it.

Platform 9 -3/4
Location: Kings Cross Station

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The handy train line will whisk you straight to the King Cross Station, remember the bustling terminal at which Harry, Hermione and Ron board the Hogwarts’ express. Sorry kids, but platform 9 - 3/4 does not really exist. There is a bronze plaque instead marking the spot where it would stand along with a luggage cart halfway through the wall ideal for photo’s ops.

The Reptile House

Location: The London Zoo

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It is a place where Harry takes a trip to London Zoo on the Philosopher’s Stone. The scene was filmed in the Reptile House and like the King cross station you will a plaque marking the spot as well. A 20 minutes stroll across the Regent’s Park will get you there. The Python, with whom Harry has his close encounter, was shot in the glass case and that’s normally home to a black mamba.

The Gringotts Wizarding Bank
Location: Australia House, Strand.

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It is to the home of London’s head Aussie, the Australian High Commissioner. The interior shots of the bank were shot in the Grandiose Corner of the Strand. We would like to say that you will find the goblin galore here; any attempts to exchange the contents of your wallet for Wizarding money will not probably meet your expectations. You can instead request a visa in order to visit Australia. The exhibition room, used for Harry’s personal banking scenes is closed to public, but yes the building is well worth a visit anyways.

Millennium Bridge
Location: St. Pauls

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Well, it really took a long time to stop the millennium footbridge wobbling, and what do the Death Eaters do turn up and knock it down. But hey wait hang on!! Boo! It is standing again now and yes you can walk across without fearing of a watery death plunge a la Half- blood Prince. You can spy the Gothic Spires of the House of Parliament from the bridge, past which Harry and other fellow members of Dumbledore’s army whizz on broomsticks in Order of the Phoenix.

Ministry Of Magic

Location: Great Scotland Yard, Scotland Place

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The exteriors shots of Ministry of Magic were filmed at the Great Scotland Yard where such things are all in a day’s work. it is an easy trip-strolling through the West Ends. You can take the tube to shiny Westminster Tube Station; from where the Scotland Place is at a short mosey along Whitehall.

Diagon Alley

Location: Borough market

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It is the place where the hair- rising Knight Bus ride ends up at a secret entrance of Diagon Alley, commonly known as GASTRO-PARADISE, Borough Market is one of the best spot for lunch on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Borough market is one of the most tangled surrogates for Diagon Alley, although the most magical thing you can get here is a piece of Roquefort, a single sniff of which will reduce a grown adult to tears.

Hogwarts/Godric’s Hollow

Location: Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire

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The Abbey at Lacock is often used for telly costume dramas; it is just down the road from Malfoy manor in Wiltshire which appeared in the Philosopher’s Stone and even in the Half- Blood Prince. The Severus Snape’s laboratory is also found in here, the Cloisters- dating all the way back to 1232- which stalked by Argus Flitch and his Scrawny cat, Mrs. Norris.

That Long Bridge Thing In The Chamber Of Secrets

Location: Glenfinnan Viaduct

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The outstanding Glenfinnan Viaduct, located 20 miles west of Fort William on the edge of Loch Shiel, is the most suitable gigantic edifice upon which the Hogwarts Express wends its magical way north. At 1000 feet across and 100 feet up, the local that passes over the Viaduct is not for the faint of heart, but it is still totally preferable to tearing the past, clinging to the door of a Ford Anglia.

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