Witches and Wizards, welcome to the most magical city of all… London! Consider this your official letter, even if you’re not still 10 years old; London is full of Harry Potter events and you can definitely still attend.
The classic, not to be missed studio tour. See where all the films were filmed, explore the sets used, learn trivia and even try riding a broomstick against a green screen and get a video of you flying all over London. There is also Butterbeer to try half way through the tour, after going on the Hogwarts Express and right before visiting 4 Privet Drive and the Knight Bus.
Generally organised by a variety of pubs and other groups every now and then, Harry Potter pub quizzes are a great way to test your knowledge of the books and movies, like this one happening this weekend. Go make your house proud!
With a variety of London locations used in the films, London is a living breathing film set in its own right. Take a tour and casually walk through Knockturn Alley, like it’s no big deal.
Surely all wizards know the way to Hogwarts. You take your cart and go through the wall at Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross train station. Well, the platform is there and the cart is already half way through. Just hold on to it, take a photo and be on your way. And don’t forget to have a look at the shop right next to it for any necessary supplies and souvenirs.
The geniuses behind all the graphic art of Harry Potter have opened a gallery in Soho and it’s here to stay. With several floors of posters, signs, prints and pretty much almost everything written you have seen in the films, Fantastic Beasts included, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima’s work is not to be missed.
You may have to plan ahead and book tickets over a year in advance, but it is definitely worth it for a Harry Potter West End play. Tickets are released periodically so it’s best to sign up for the newsletter and make sure you get one as soon as they go on sale next time.
Ok, technically this even is not licensed so the names of the houses and the art is a bit different, but it is essentially a real life Hogwarts that you can attend. For 3 days this August, a castle in the south of the UK will be transformed into a magic school and you will have the chance to get sorted, practice spells and feast in the great hall.
Looking at all these events and attractions, London is definitely the best place to be as a Harry Potter fan! For socials to go to any of these places check out citysocializer to join those already organised or create your own.