THE HARRY POTTER TOURS VIDEO PAGE
Welcome to the Harry Potter Tour of London, a collection of online videos that show you the various sites around London that have been used as locations for the Harry Potter movies.
Most of these videos have been shot in real time on the streets of London. They are intended to complement the free Harry Potter Tour of London in that you will be able to watch the locations and the directions before setting off on Your own self guided tour of Harry Potter's London.
This way you can see where you will be going which, I hope, will help your journey around the film locations that have been used in the Harry Potter movies a trouble free experience.
Please understand that these films aren't polished big budget productions. I'm no Stephen Spielberg or David Yates.
I shot the films using a hand-held high definition video camera and have published them, more or less, as they came out with minimal editing. I've done it this way because the purpose of each of the Harry Potter Tour of London video clips is to show you what each locations looks like to help you identify it and get to the spot with minimum effort.
However, the Harry Potter Tour videos are interspersed with footage from news channels so that you can, for example, watch the official WarenerBrosPictures footage of the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.
So please enjoy this video tour of the Harry Potter film locations and please be sure to download your free copy of the Harry Potter Tour of London PDF and then go off and explore the sites for yourself.
GET FAMILIAR WITH THE ROUTE BEFORE YOU SET OUT
By watching the video presentations on the Harry Potter Tour of London you can familiarise yourself with the various locations along the route so that you will be able to recognise them when you encounter them on the Harry Potter Walk.
HARRY POTTER TOUR OF LONDON PART ONE
LEICESTER SQUARE TO THE TROCEDERAO
STOP ONE - GOODWIN'S COURT
The first stop on your Harry Potter Tour is Goodwin's Court is a lovely secret spot in London's West End. It is a hidden away little thoroughfare lined by buildings with exquisite Georgian facades.
There have been suggestions that Goodwin's Court was the inspiration for Diagon Alley.
STOP TWO - CECIL COURT
The consensus amongst Harry Potter enthusiasts, however, is that Cecil Court was, in fact, the actual inspiration for Diagon Alley.
Like Diagon Alley, Cecil Court is located "just off Charing Cross Road."It is lined with a mixture of shops, one of which is even called the "Witch Ball."
Colin Narbeth and Son Ltd, at number 20 even sell a set of Gringotts Bank notes depicting Harry Potter as well as his friends and enemies.
STOP THREE - SHAFTESBURY AVENUE
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One when the Death Eaters stage an attack on the wedding, Hermione, Ron and Harry Apparate from the party and re-appear at the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly Circus, almost getting knocked down by a number 19 bus in the process.
They quickly jumped up against the railings that line the west side of Shaftesbury Avenue (these have currently been taken down due to building work on this corner) and then set of walking along the west side of Shaftesbury Avenue, passing a line of grey columns. "Where are we?" Ron asks. To which Hermione replies "Shaftesbury Avenue, I used to come to the theatre here with Mum and Dad."
STOP FOUR- THE ARCADE
They then walk through the arcade, where Hermione laments that they have forgotten Harry's birthday - eliciting from Harry the response that they've narrowly avoided being killed by two Death Eaters, so his birthday is the last thing on his mind.
Your Harry Potter then turns left and returns to Leicester Square.
A VIDEO OF THE NEXT SECTION OF
THE HARRY POTTER IN LONDON TOUR
WATCH THE PREMIERE OF
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS
The above clip is from the WarnerBrosPictures Harry Potter Premiere You Tube Site.