The dream of many children moving to London due to corporate relocation is to visit all the iconic sites in the Harry Potter movie series.  Now, Americans moving to London can make this dream a reality with a private guided tour of the world of Harry Potter.  A chauffeur will take families to all the beloved sites in and around London and Oxford and tell the stories behind the stories.  Finally, with the some help from London relocation agents (if needed) parents can give their children the gift of a lifetime.

The tour is approximately ten hours long and visits a multitude of locations included in the Harry Potter movie series.  A well-appointed eco-friendly car will meet families at one of several locations in the heart of London and return them to the same location at the end of the day.  Some of the sites included on the tour are:

  • The magical platform 9 3/4 sign where Harry catches the Hogwart’s Express
  • The bridge destroyed by Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters (Half-Blood Prince)
  • The bridge where the Knight Bus squeezes between two London Double Decker buses (Prisoner of Azkaban)
  • The entrance to the Leaky Cauldron that Harry and Hagrid entered on their way to Diagon Alley (Sorcerers Stone / Philosophers Stone)
  • The entrance to the Leaky Cauldron where the Knight Bus dropped Harry off (Prisoner of Azkaban)
  • The location of the red telephone box where Harry and Mr Weasley descend into the secret Ministry of Magic (Order of the Phoenix)
  • The 16th century dining hall used as the inspiration for Hogwart’s Hall
  • The room where they practice their dancing for the Yule Ball when Ron has to dance with Professor McGonagall with the whole of Gryffindor looking on (Goblet of Fire)
  • The room used as Hogwarts Hospital in four of the films
  • The 16th century stairs where Professor McGonagall greets the First Years (Sorcerers Stone / Philosophers Stone)
  • The flashback of Harry’s childhood home (The Philosopher’s Stone)
  • Lacock Abbey, the setting for various interior scenes at Hogwarts School
  • The tower where the killing of Albus Dumbledore at the hands of Severus Snape took place (The Half Blood Prince)
  • The Angel Inn

This tour is sure to impress any Harry Potter loving American moving here.  Also, it is a wonderful introduction to the surrounding countryside.  Apart from the Harry Potter angle, families can learn about a plethora of important English landmarks on the tour.  After international relocation a day spent exploring Harry Potter’s England is a nice retreat.