No matter what age group you fall in, if you have seen Harry Potter, then you must have wished to have studied at Hogwarts. Put on your robe and grab your wand because we have listed the places to visit that will take you to the world of wizardry and introduce you to places that played a big role in bringing life to an imaginary world.
Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio
Take a behind the scene educational tour of the Harry Potter set and discover everything that led to the making of such a masterpiece, from props to costumes and the art department to the creature effects department.
Ticket: Rs 5200
Duration: 4-5 hours
King’s Cross Station
Visit King’s Cross Station and take photos with the tram that is only partially visible at the famous 93/4 platform—it is essentially a fake set-up made on a wall that is a part of the Harry Potter store. Even though taking pictures there is free, we advise against going there on public holidays. The store also offers appealing Harry Potter merchandise.
Stroll through Leadenhall Market, which was used to shoot some parts of the Harry Potter franchise, notably the Diagon Alley and the witch club The Leaky Cauldron.
Dress like a wizard, get your wand and indulge in 1 hour 45 minutes of an interactive experience, including making your own magic portion at this wizarding-themed cocktail bar.
Ticket: Rs 3600
Location: 5d Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH
Christ Church College
Witness the Great Hall at the Christ Church College in Oxford that inspired the creation of Hogwarts dining hall. Moreover, there are a few more areas, such as the staircase, that became a part of the wizardry world.
Remember the scene where “The Chamber of Secrets has opened…” appeared on the wall or where the moaning Myrtle floods the corridor? Well, this is the place where these scenes were shot. Stroll around and relive the scenes from “The Chamber of Secrets” here.
Explore the castle used to film the exterior scenes of Hogwarts, the most recognisable being the one where Harry and his classmates first learn to fly using broomsticks. That said, you can also enrol yourself on a 25-minute funny broomstick flying lesson conducted inside the castle’s campus.
Tickets: Rs 2100 £19.50 Rs2037.36
Take a walk around the cathedral and try spotting areas used in the film. Don’t miss snapping some pictures in the cloister, though!
Escorted tour: Rs 500 $10.99 Rs 1148.24
Jacobite Steam Engine, Scotland
End your trip by catching the famous Hogwarts Express, also known as the Harry Potter Train, from Fort William station, which takes you to Mallaig.
Duration: 2 hours
Ticket: Rs 5800 (round trip) 7,336.39 INR
Bollywood enthusiasts who wish to learn about some of the most renowned film sets can read our blog and plan a vacation at the same time.