The halls and walls of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Universe are made up of a dozen different locations across the United Kingdom. Below is a compiled list of locations, which inspired the Hogwarts universe on-screen. You can visit these places anytime during your walking tours of London and experience the magic behind Harry Potter. Visiting the places where Harry and magic collided may seem great in person as Hogwarts locations appear in London alongside other parts of the UK.
The Hogwarts Great Hall
In case you remember the first entry of Harry to the Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the scene where he meets Professor McGonagall, was filmed just outside the Great Hall in London. The Westminster Hall and its hammer-beam roof inspired the creation of Hogwarts’ Great Hall in Warner Bros. Studios. In fact, the Christ Church College’s Great Hall was recreated in the Warner Bros. Studios with inspirations from all ends.
The Hogwarts Library
Both the Hogwarts Library and the Hogwarts hospital wing scenes appearing in Harry Potter were filmed in different libraries in the UK. The primary research library of the University of Oxford is where the Hogwarts students converged and learned their magic spells. If you are a Harry Potter fan or fancy what goes behind the preternatural universe, there is some magic to be found here.
The Hogwarts Corridors
The corridors and the walkways at the New College in Oxford served as the cloisters for some Hogwarts scenes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Fans may be able to recollect the moment when Prof. Mad-Eye Moody turned Draco Malfoy into a ferret with his magical eye – the scene was set at New College in Oxford.
In addition, the Gloucester Cathedral also served as the set for depicting cloisters, which leads Potter and other Hogwarts students into the Gryffindor Common Room in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Besides that, the façade of the Victorian St. Pancras Station in London is where Harry and Ron decided to fly in a Ford Anglia to the school trying to overcome the barriers to the Hogwarts Express. All said and done, the London walking tours will be as mysterious as J.K. Rowling made it out to be in her novels.