Fun Harry Potter Activities in London

Platform 9 3/4 in London, England
Platform 9 3/4 in London, England. Photo by Igor Sporynin on Unsplash

If you’re a Harry Potter fan and find yourself in London, you’ll surely notice a certain magic in the air. J.K. Rowling’s stories seem to be just a little bit more real here. Here are some fun activities to check out. 

Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station

No Harry Potter adventure in London is complete without a visit to King’s Cross Station. Head to the iconic Platform 9¾ at the main concourse, where you’ll find a trolley disappearing through the wall. And while you’re waiting in line, you can meet some fellow magic lovers. 

Leadenhall Market

Visit the real-life Diagon Alley at Leadenhall Market. This covered market was the inspiration for the wizarding shopping district in the movies. Walking along its cobbled streets with all the unique architecture around will transport you straight to the world of magic.

Themed Walking Tours

This is such a fun way to spend an afternoon! Join one of the many Harry Potter-themed walking tours that take you to iconic locations from the films, including the Leaky Cauldron and the entrance to the Ministry of Magic. These tours are led by knowledgeable guides who share fascinating behind-the-scenes stories.