“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”
STUPEFY! Grab your wand and hop on your Nimbus 2000; travel with us on a magical journey through London. It’s Passports with Potter.
Kings Cross Station
First stop on the mystical ride is where the entry to the magical world begins. Welcome to the King’s Cross Station! If you want to see whether you are muggle or have a bit of magic in your blood, try getting through to the Hogwarts express where you see the plaque for Platform 9 ¾. If you get through grab your pumpkin patsie’s, chocolate frogs and birdies every flavored beans and enjoy the ride.
Recently, Kings Cross Station has had some revisions, embracing the legacy of Harry Potter. You will now be able to find a Platform 9 ¾ shop where you can purchase your very own wand and Hogwarts Gear.
Feeling a bit like a Slytherin today? Let’s test your parseltongue at the Reptile House of the London Zoo. Maybe you too will have the power to befriend the boa constrictor just like Harry and if you do, please don’t set it loose on the other guests.
The Reptile House is located right across from the Zoo’s entrance and embraces its Harry Potty history with a sign marking where Harry spoke with his first snake.
I’m sure many of you think this bridge has been destroyed by the Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but in the actual muggle world this beautiful bridge is still in perfect condition. You can end your Harry Potter filled day with a stroll across the bridge.
Getting ready to attend school at Hogwarts? You are clearly looking for the shops in Diagon Alley for all your schools supplies! Look no further, Leadenhall is a covered Victorian market in London where Diagon Alley is filmed! Get all your magical school supplies here, and don’t forget to let the wand choose you! Before you’re done make sure to visit the Leaky Cauldron for a butterbeer or fire whisky or you can just use the hidden gateway for entry into the magical world from the muggle world.
The Georgian House
Looking for a place to rest you head during your Harry Potter filled trip? Well lets keep the theme going and stop at no expense! There is now a Harry Potter Themed Hotel! Yes! I said it… HARRY POTTER THEMED HOTEL! The 163-year-old Georgian House hotel located near London’s Victoria Station has now introduced replica Hogwarts rooms for the Harry Potter lovers in the house! The rooms include a tour of all central landmarks from the movies and a trip to the Warner Bros Studio for The Making of Harry Potter Tour in addition to including trunks, potion bottles, cauldrons and spell books for the special guests. How much better can it get!?!
Warner Bros. Studio Tour; London
Calling all Ravenclaws, Hufflepuffs, Slytherins and Gryffindors!! Step inside The Making of Harry Potter Tour at Warner Bros and get ready for the real deal magical experience. There are so many special things about the day you will spend here. Start off by seeing the sets, costumes, special effects and more first hand while using the digital guide to amp up your experience. Thinking it can’t get any better? Well it can!! Take a ride on a broomstick just like the cast and experience the green screen. Enjoy a glass of butterbeer and collect your complimentary passport stamps as you visit each station through the tour including locations like the Great Hall and Dumbledores office! This is an unforgettable experience for any and every Harry Potter fanatic and if in London you won’t want to miss out!!
Don’t forget, muggles still need a passport to travel to England! Luckily, as long as your passpot is valid while you are over there, there are no restrictions. Contact Passport Study Abroad to take care of all your vital document needs!