Harry Potter Site Guide

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Rereading the HP series has gotten me seriously excited for my trip to London this summer. All I can think about are the film sites that I’m going to visit and how much I’ll be living at the HP Warner Bros. Studio Tour. To help plan my trip, I made a list of all the Harry Potter sites in the United Kingdom. If only I could apparate to each place…

London:

4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging
actually: the town of Bracknell on a street of generic brick row houses called Picket Close
(12 Picket Post Close, Martins Heron)

The Zoo
actually: London Zoo’s Reptile House in Regent’s Park

Entrance to the Leaky Cauldron
actually: 42 Bull’s Head Passage

Diagon Alley
actually: Leadenhall Market and 7 Stoney St.

Gringott’s Wizarding Bank
actually: Exhibition Hall, Australia House, home of the Australian Embassy

King’s Cross Station
St. Pancras International Station
Bonus: can actually take a picture at Platform 9 3/4 with a cart that is going through the wall

The Millennium Bridge
is the actual Millennium Bridge that the dementors attack

The Ministry of Magic
actually: Whitehall, between Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament

Harry Potter Studio Tour!
Warner Bros. has sets and costumes and even a scale model of Hogwart’s castle

Bath:

Hogwarts Interior Hallways
actually: Gloucester Cathedral and Lacock Abbey

Gryffindor Common Room
actually: Gloucester Cathedral

Mirror of Erised Room
actually: Chapter House, Lacock Abbey

North Yorkshire:

Hogsmeade Station
actually: Goathland railway station

Oxford:

Great Hall
actually: Christ Church College dining hall

Hogwarts’ Corridors
actually: Gloucester Cathedral cloisters, Gloucestershire and New College’s cloisters at Oxford University

Hogwart’s Library
actually: Duke Humphrey’s Library, Oxford University

Durham:

Hogwart’s Quadrangle
actually: Durham Cathedral’s cloisters

Northumberland:

Hogwart’s Flying Pitch
actually: The Outer Bailey, Alnwick Castle

Hogwart’s Exterior
actually: Alnwick Castle

Islington:

12 Grimmauld Place
actually: Claremont Square

Southeast England:

Godric’s Hollow
actually: Lavenham, Suffolk

Scotland:

Exterior Shots, Hogwarts Ground
actually: Fort William and Glencoe areas

Hogwart’s Train Route
actually: Glenfinnan Viaduct

BONUS: The Elephant House
where J.K.Rowling wrote much of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Seriously though can I get a broomstick or flying car cause I’m going to be running all over the UK.

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Since I didn’t go anywhere for Spring Break (and I’m avoiding all my friends’ Florida beach snapchats and instagrams) I decided to not be productive at all and reread the Harry Potter series yet again. 27th times the charm right? Just kidding. Every time I reread this series I notice new things, learn new connections and it makes me fall in love with it all even more.