Expelliarmus! Walk in Harry’s footsteps this summer


While the Harry Potter book and film franchises ended years ago, there is still very much life in the Wizarding World, as thousands of fans still decent to London to grab a slice of the magical Potter-related attractions.

One of these is of course The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Studio Tour that enables fans to walk around the magnificent set pieces of the movies, exploring the likes of the Great Hall and the Ministry of Magic, while there are exhibitions on virtually every aspect of the films, such as costumes, special effects, music and the actors themselves. Whether you choose to ride a broomstick or glug down a pint of butterbeer, you and the kids are sure to have a fantastic day out here.

Another option you have is to go on a Harry Potter Muggle London Tour, a walk tour across the capital that explores both film locations and places that inspired author JK Rowling as she was writing the series. These spots include the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron, areas where Lord Voldemort's death eaters wreaked havoc, where Harry, Ron and Hermione escape with a dragon in the Deathly Hallows, No.12 Grimmauld Place, and the alleyway off Charing Cross Road that was the inspiration for Diagon Alley and a favourite of JK Rowling.

What is even better is that ten per cent of all money raised through the walking tour goes to charity, but note that it is crucial you book as group sizes are small and you will need a travelcard as you will be taking some tube rides.

Whichever option you choose, there are many accommodation options in London to pick from if you are looking to stay the night. Simply magical!