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Australia House - Gringotts Location: Australia House, Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Filmed here: Gringotts

The inside of this building, the Australian Embassy, was used to film the interior shots of Gringotts Bank in the very first film, Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone.

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King's Cross Location: King's Cross station, City of London, N1 9AP

Filmed here: King's Cross, Platform 9 3/4

King's Cross is J.K. Rowling's location for Platform 9 3/4, where the journey to Hogwarts begins, and much of the filming for those scenes throughout the film series took place in the real life King's Cross Train Station with a real life Hogwarts Express, between platforms 4 and 6. At the station they've even installed a Platform 9 3/4 sign and luggage trolley going into the wall to make the perfect Harry Potter fan photo opportunity. (See photo here)

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The Leaky Cauldron Location: The Glass House, Bull's Head Passage, London EC3V 1LU

Filmed here: Original exterior for The Leaky Cauldron

This opticians on the small side street Bull's Head Passage was used as the exterior of The Leaky Cauldron pub in the first movie. Hagrid takes Harry through here on their way to Diagon Alley. However the film makers then decided to move the pub to a new location for the latter films (see below).

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The Leaky Cauldron Location: Chez Michele Florist, 7A Stoney Street, London SE1 9AA

Filmed here: The Leaky Cauldron entrance

This is the revised location for the entrance to The Leaky Cauldron, used when the Knight Bus drops Harry off in Prisoner of Azkaban. The picture to the left is during PoA filming; the central brickwork and door were seemingly fake. There is a wider entrance behind for the real life florist shop.

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The Leaky Cauldron Location: Corner of Great Scotland Yard and Scotland Place

Filmed here: Ministry of Magic - visitor entrance & surrounding streets

This area around Great Scotland Yard in Whitehall was used in Deathly Hallows Part 1 during Harry, Ron and Hermione's preparations for entering the Ministry. However the area is perhaps better known for being the location of the MoM visitor's entrance phone box used in Order of the Phoenix. Sadly, as you can see in the top picture to the left, the phone box doesn't actually exist. You'll easily find another one somewhere in London, though.

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The Leaky Cauldron Location: Claremont Square, Islington, London N1

Filmed here: Grimmauld Place

Claremont Square is the place used for the Grimmauld Place exterior shots in Order of the Phoenix and Deathly Hallows Part 1. Some think thought that Lincoln's Inn Fields, another London square, was the location of Grimmauld Place, but this is incorrect.

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More locations:

Surbiton Station, Kingston Upon Thames KT6 | Filmed here: Station scene in Half-Blood Prince | Find >>
Millenium Bridge, Central London EC4V 3 | Filmed here: Bridge destruction in Half-Blood Prince | Find >>
London Zoo, London NW14RY | Filmed here: Reptile House scenes in the first movie | Find >>
Piccadilly Circus , London NW14RY | Filmed here: When the Trio apparate to London in DH Part 1 | Find >>
Shaftesbury Avenue | Filmed here: Also when the Trio apparate to London in DH1, before the Cafe scenes | Find >>
Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 | Filmed here: Hermione's home town in DH Part 1 | Find >>
St. Pancras, Euston Road, NW1 3AU | Filmed here: Renaissance Hotel used for flying car scene in CoS | Find >>
St. Paul's Cathedral | Filmed here: A beautiful spiral staircase here was used in one of the films | Find >>
Westminster Underground Station | Filmed here: Harry & Arthur on their way to the Ministry | Find >>