Roly and I are huge Harry Potter fans. My muggle wife has not read the books, but she recently watched the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone.’ On our recent trip to the Great Britain, we made it a point to try to visit as many sites associated with the books and movies as possible. Here is what we saw.
J.K. Rowling hails from Edinburgh and wrote the Harry Potter books there in Old Town.
Many memorable scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed in London. The London Tube is quick, easy to use, and makes for easy access to most of the sites.
I could not find my photos of Piccadilly Circus (‘Deathly Hallows Part 1), the Millennial Bridge (‘The Half Blood Prince’) or the exterior of St. Pancras Station (‘The Chamber of Secrets’).
If you are a Harry Potter fan and get the chance to go to Edinburgh and/or London, then these spots are easy to find. If you want an exclusive Harry Potter Tour, it is offered by our Historic London taxi guide. He was excellent and I highly recommend him (If you are interested his contact info, just ask in the comments). We found most of these spots ourselves from memory and google searching “London Harry Potter sites.” Seeing the sites in person made the movies come to life for all three of us.