9 Real-Life Locations Every Harry Potter Superfan Absolutely Needs To Visit
From the Studio Tour to the Reptile House at London Zoo, fans of Harry Potter and his friends need to visit every one of these places on this list...
We couldn't possibly start our list with anything else - go behind-the-scenes to all eight HP films, located at the studios where the movies were made. Plus the Forbidden Forest is opening later this month - just another reason to visit!
One of the most famous scenes from the Philosopher's Stone was filmed here - when a Burmese python speaks to a young Harry Potter. Take a trip to the Reptile House and then visit the rest of the world-famous zoo afterwards!
Slightly more further afield (and expensive!) than some of the other options on our list, but one for the Harry Potter bucket list for sure! Travel between a recreation of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley (complete with thrilling rides) on the Hogwarts Express. UH-MAZING.
Window shopping inside of Hogsmeade.
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Oh, you know... Just the place where J.K. Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter novel. No biggie! Stop for a pot of Afternoon Tea with a big slice of cake while you overlook Greyfriars Kirkyard (another source of HP inspo for the author).
Possibly one of the best things Harry Potter fans can do FOR FREE, this spellbinding exhibition features the graphic art for Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts films. Make sure you pop into the shop afterwards to pick up some HP goodies!
Any and all Harry Potter fans know that Harry, Ron, Hermione and co catch the Hogwarts Express from Platform 9¾. Well you can pose by the platform yourself if you like - just look for the luggage case embedded into the wall!
This stunning castle and stately home was a film location for Quidditch scenes in the first few Harry Potter films - can you not see its resemblance to Hogwarts?! No wonder they offer 'broomstick training' lessons... Yes, really!
Featured in some iconic Harry Potter scenes when the wizards and witches head back to Hogwarts, the Jacobite steam train still runs over this famous railway bridge in Scotland.
Leadenhall Market in the City of London was used to shoot the exterior scenes in Diagon Alley - in fact the optician's by the Bull's Head Passage was used as the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron!
Are you as Harry Potter obsessed as us? Have we missed anywhere off our list? Let us know in the comments!
Written by Sophia Cavallo
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