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Harry's Magical London Virtual Tour

London, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Mark

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Ever wondered how they made Hagrid look so tall? Could you pay off your mortgage by selling a single first edition book? Or which Leaky Cauldron had the best tacos?

Using professionally filmed footage I am going to take you on a virtual walking tour of London where we will find the locations that brought the Boy Wizard to life on screen and I will tell you behind-the-scenes stories and movie magic techniques from both the film series and the books.

We'll first see the real entrance to Diagon Alley, before we pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find the magic barrier at King's Cross station, as well as others I don't want to spoil here. I'll also share some of the weirdest London facts I've learned along the way.

Brush up on your wizarding world knowledge as there will be an ongoing trivia quiz to who wins the House Cup.

The tour is designed for slightly older fans of the series, but all ages are welcome. Recommended for ages 10+ due to content.

This tour is very chat heavy and presented by a quick-talking Scottish comedian, so a good conversational grasp of English is ESSENTIAL.

SPOILERS for the entire book/movie series.

**All under-18s must have their own paid ticket and there must be at least one paying adult per booked group as per Airbnb's T&Cs. Strictly one slot per person.**

Feel free to request date/times.
Ever wondered how they made Hagrid look so tall? Could you pay off your mortgage by selling a single first edition book? Or which Leaky Cauldron had the best tacos?

Using professionally filmed footage I am going to take you on a virtual walking tour of London where we will find the locations that brought the Boy Wizard to life on screen and I will tell you behind-the-scenes stories and movie magic techniques from both the film series…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Mark can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at G$25,906.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Mark can schedule and customize an experience based on your preferences.

What to bring

  • As much Potter geekiness as you can muster!
  • Any questions, queries or wild fan theories about Harry Potter, this is the place to discuss them.
  • Think about your Hogwarts house
From G$2,591
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
This time is popular
G$2,591 per person
G$2,591 per person
Fri, Nov 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
G$2,591 per person
G$2,591 per person
Sat, Nov 28
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
This time is popular
G$2,591 per person
G$2,591 per person

Meet your host, Mark

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 471 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I'm Mark and I'm a Scottish stand-up comedian and massive Harry Potter nerd. My London walking tour is the highest rated Potter tour on Airbnb (over 2000 5* star reviews), and now I'm bringing it to your living room via the magic of the internet.

I've been taking guests on Harry Potter related walking tours for over seven years now. Regaling people with behind-the-scenes tales of the movies, as well as walking in the footsteps of JK Rowling to try to find the real life inspirations for her magical series. My goal is to make sure everyone goes away with a new interesting fact, whether they're a Hogwarts first year or a prefect, as well as a new friend in me... so long as you're happy being friends with a Slytherin.
Hi! I'm Mark and I'm a Scottish stand-up comedian and massive Harry Potter nerd. My London walking tour is the highest rated Potter tour on Airbnb (over 2000 5* star reviews), and now I'm bringing it to your living room via the magic of the internet.

I've been taking guests on Harry Potter related walking tours for over seven years now. Regaling people with behind-the-scenes tales of the movies, as well as walking in the footsteps of JK Rowling to try to find the real life inspirati…
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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 471 reviews.

April
November 2020
Overall, I very much enjoyed the activity. However, there were two things that left me the slightest bit disappointed. I didn't really feel like I had any shot at winning the House Cup at the end because 1) I was the only one representing my house, and 2) my screen lagged behind, so I had no chance of catching the snitch, which was worth a large amount of point. By the time the snitch appeared on my screen, someone had already caught it. Understand, that I very much enjoyed the presentation even without these two things. They are small things, and we're talking about a difference between 95% enjoy-ability and 100%. I am not sure anything could be changed to adjust this though, unless he would have weighed correct answers more heavily for those who were representing a house by themselves. Also, it would have been nice to see the totals as they changed, maybe in a small box on the corner of the screen. I don't know if that is something that would be possible, but maybe just a nice addition. Overall, however, very enjoyable, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is on the fence.
Overall, I very much enjoyed the activity. However, there were two things that left me the slightest bit disappointed. I didn't really feel like I had any shot at winning the House…
Natasha
November 2020
Great time with Mark on the Harry Potter tour, very funny and knowledgeable on the subject, so much fun we laughed the whole way through! Would hugely recommend to all Harry Potter fans!!
George
November 2020
I would do another tour with Mark in a heartbeat--he's funny, with a great (and appropriate) accent, and you know that he's got a huge wealth of knowledge that he's giving you just a little taste of. The perfect mix of interaction and information, Mark's tour and commentary got all of us involved—even those of us with limited Harry Potter knowledge. I learnt stuff I never knew about London, despite having lived there for 14 years, and I learnt stuff about the Potter franchise that I would never have learned had it not been for Mark and his insider knowledge. Book this tour now!
I would do another tour with Mark in a heartbeat--he's funny, with a great (and appropriate) accent, and you know that he's got a huge wealth of knowledge that he's giving you just…
Christine
November 2020
This was for a work group and we had such a good time! Mark is a great host...lots of laughs and interesting information about the author and the movie/books. We have a waiting list of people who wanted to sign up for this event, so we might be doing a second showing! Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a fun evening of entertainment.
This was for a work group and we had such a good time! Mark is a great host...lots of laughs and interesting information about the author and the movie/books. We have a waiting l…
Ashish
November 2020
Mark was an amazing host and kept a bunch on 10-14 years old thoroughly engrossed and entertained for the entire hour and a half. I would recommend him highly to Harry Potter fans.
Stephanie
November 2020
My brother and some friends booked a private tour with Mark, and I can’t speak highly enough for this experience! We loved it! I felt like Mark was our friend before we even began the virtual tour, and he made us feel very welcome and comfortable. I learned so much about the movies and books—he has so much knowledge about behind the scenes things that I’ve never read or heard anywhere. He referred to stories from people he knows who worked on set and I’m convince he is probably the most qualified person to run this tour. It was full of humor and stories and jokes—Mark is also a comedian when he isn’t doing tours— totally worth the money and time and honestly would do again if I had more friends who were into it. 10/10 book this experience, you won’t regret it!
My brother and some friends booked a private tour with Mark, and I can’t speak highly enough for this experience! We loved it! I felt like Mark was our friend before we even began…

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  • Fri, Nov 27
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    This time is popular
    G$2,591 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    G$2,591 per person
  • Fri, Nov 27
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    G$2,879 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    This time is popular
    G$2,591 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    G$2,591 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    G$2,591 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    G$2,591 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    G$2,591 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.