One of London’s most vibrant area, Soho is full of musical history. From the London Palladium to Leicester Square, via Carnaby Street and perhaps even a little incursion through Mayfair, we will follow in the footsteps of great names such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Ronnie Scott, Mozart & Mary Poppins, find a hidden recording studio, learn about past legendary music clubs…and about some of the modern ones, too!
Harry Potter fans, don’t look any further: this will be the best Harry Potter & Magic tour you could have dreamed of! Walk in the footsteps of Harry Potter and his friends with a magician guide, who will blow your mind with tricks whilst telling you all about mysterious London and Harry Potter’s dealings with it.
Along the way, I will show you some of the area’s other interesting oddities such as one of the hidden “Noses of Soho”, and where to get the best late-night coffee (and the best late-night ice cream) in London!
From the Ministry of Magic to the Leaky Cauldron, through narrow shortcuts and secret alleyways, discover the London that inspired J.K. Rowling, the London where so many iconic Harry Potter films scened were shot…
But that is just a start! Magic in London goes far beyond Harry Potter and his friends, so I will also tell you some of the best stories of magic in London, from dark tales of medieval witches and alchemists to 19th century illusionists and modern-day magicians who woo the crowds on street corners. The whole city is full of magic tales and history which I will share with you.
As for every one of my private tours, I will be meeting you directly at your hotel or other accommodation, and we will make our way (by public transport) to Westminster Bridge. From there we will walk to some of the most iconic Harry Potter film locations and hear about the REAL history of magic in London: I will tell you about the real-life Nicolas Flamel and his quest for alchemy, the subversive history of the Top Hat, and the real-life witches who inspired the great William Shakespeare.
We will then continue our exploration of magical London in the oldest part of town, where Hogwarts-like Banqueting Halls and grand buildings still stand. We will see St Paul’s cathedral and its phoenix, as well as the famous Millennium Bridge (also known as the Wobbly Bridge, which was destroyed by Death Eaters in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). Finally, we will hop on a train to King’s Cross, finishing the tour by platform 9¾ just in time for lunch.**
*This is a sample route, I will of course adapt the tour to your own personal needs and interests.
**I can arrange to pre-book a table for your group at a convenient pub or restaurant. Please be aware that the queues at Platform 9¾ can be very long.
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Type: Walking Tour with Public Transport
Exclusives: This tour can be tailored to your specific needs and interests! If you would like to arrange a tour for a larger group, or indeed if you have any questions, please get in touch.
Price: By public transport: From £250 total (up to 10 guests). With a premium chauffeured vehicle: From £500 total (up to 5 guests).
Languages: English / Note that I can also guide in French, for an extra £25/tour (total).
Booking: Pre-booking for all dates
Cancellations: If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before the tour is scheduled, 50% of the negotiated fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
- Harry Potter Film Locations
- Ministry of Magic
- 10 Downing Street
- Trafalgar Square
- Diagon Alley
- Knockturn Alley
- St Paul’s Cathedral (exterior view)
- Wobbly Bridge
- Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre