Explore London with Strawberry Tours #harrypotter #tour

Strawberry Tours are a UK touring company offering free walking tours in and around London. If you’re in London for a few hours or have a tight budget, consider Strawberry Tours. They offer a variety of free walking tours of London and it’s a great use of your time. Of the many tours offered by the company, we opted for the Harry Potter tour which runs 11 am and 15.30. The tour takes up to 2 hours but doesn’t feel like it, its very interactive and definitely a must do.

We recently has an opportunity to pop into London and be part of the free Harry Potter tour. Many of us have at one point heard of or even seen a Harry Potter movie. It’s one of the most well known fantasy series in the world, to date has made billions. Yet there a few people like my sister who have yet to jump into the bandwagon of Harry, Hermione and Ron.

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Explore London with Strawberry Tours #harrypotter #tour

The meeting point for the tour is between the M&M’s World and Lego Store in Leicester Square, London. There are two tours per day, 11 am for the early birds and 15.30 for the late comers. It is advised to arrive at least 10 minutes in advance for safety briefing. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, making the tour fun and very interactive.

I had not watched the movie in years and never read the books so I found the trivial questions quite hard. But all the HP fans where in gear and answered every single question but I still found it fun. The tour guides like to put people into different houses as per HP etiquette and it was fun.

A post shared by Miranda-Anosa #UKTravelblogger (@ajulydreamer) on The entire point of the Harry Potter tour is to showcase all the different places that inspired JK Rowling in her writing. During the tour, you don’t only learn about places that she drew inspiration from but about her as a writer. I for one didn’t know she had pained other novels under an alias. The tour was not only fun but interactive and educational too plus a bit of acting on the tour guides part.

Points of interest on the Harry Point tour

As I said, I have not read the books but I have seen the movie when they first came out. It’s been years now but here are some points of interest we ventured on during the tour.

  • Ministry of Magic
  • Diagon Alley
  • Knockturn Alley
  • Millenium Building
  • Leaky Cauldron
  • Hardys sweet shop

The weather in London is unpredictable so I would encourage warm clothing and umbrellas. It started to rain half way through our tour but we continued in, it was that much fun. At the end of the tour, you give to the tour guide an amount you think the tour was worth. This is not mandatory, it is just nice thing to do, 10% of tips are donated to charity.

What is mandatory is making a reservation for the tours, they have become quite popular. The 11 am tour is run in English only and the 15.30 is in both English and Spanish.

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  1. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    December 30, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    I love going to London so I need to check out strawberry tours x

  2. Alexi R
    December 28, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I would love to go London one day it’s one of my dream! Its a really nice city you’re so lucky to be there I’m a grand Harry Potter fan would love to be with you and do the same tour! lovely adventure bring me with you next time 🙂

  3. Lavanda Michelle
    December 28, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I love love love London, I need to go back soon. It looks like you have an awesome time.

  4. December 27, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I’m not a fan of harry potter but I wanna go to london so bad its a 2018 goal ♥

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:45 am

      I hope you manage to visit London in 2018 luv

  5. Nicki McLaren
    December 27, 2017 / 11:46 am

    I missed this when I was in London last time because my friend doesn’t like Harry Potter. I so regret not just going on my own. I must go back

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Awww bless sometimes that’s the downfall of traveling with others but I am sure you will manage it next time

  6. Kim James
    December 27, 2017 / 10:37 am

    As a loyal Harry Potter fan, Hardy’s Sweet Shop would be my first stop! Visiting U.K is on my travel bucket list!

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:50 am

      Hahaha, glad to hear it, I need to pop back for some more exploring

  7. December 27, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I am such a Harry Potter fan – I’ve read all the books and loved them. I would LOVE to do this tour – and it’s free?!!

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:51 am

      Yes totally and utterly free

  8. Emmanuel Damian
    December 27, 2017 / 4:27 am

    I’m a big fan of Harry Potter! Strawberry Tours sounds like a good idea! I would like to try it soon.

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:51 am

      You should Emmanuel, if you’re ever in London its a must for sure

  9. Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps
    December 27, 2017 / 3:29 am

    This looks like a great tour for any Harry Potter fan! I’ll have to share this w my friends.

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:52 am

      Aww that’s nice Suzanne thanks

  10. Ophelia Tang
    December 27, 2017 / 3:29 am

    This sounds like a great tour. I love Harry Potter and I can’t wait to check out these places for myself. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:53 am

      You’re most welcome Ophelia

  11. Amila Wickramarachchi
    December 27, 2017 / 1:47 am

    It seems Strawberry Tours does a great job by offering free walking tours.As a popular city such as London,it is good to have such guided tour which is also free.I checked their site and love to take a Free Landmarks Tour if I visit London any day.Anyway,Harry Potter tour sounds great too..

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:55 am

      London can be an expensive city especially for most tourists so Strawberry Tours are doing a lot of us a great service by offering free walking tours

  12. Hannah Latoya Bond
    December 26, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Im a big Harry Potter fan so would love to do this tour

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:56 am

      You should Hannah, its well worth the almost two hour walk around London

  13. Melanie
    December 26, 2017 / 11:12 pm

    I love Harry Potter and I can’t believe that they do this tour for free. I will deffo check out Strawberry tours next time im in town x

    • December 28, 2017 / 7:56 am

      I know right, its crazy that there is a free walking tour and many people don’t know about it!

  14. Bex Smith
    December 26, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Strawberry Tours sound great. I’m a big fan of Harry Potter so this definitely sounds like my kind of tour

  15. December 26, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    I love free walking tours, they’re a really great way of seeing a city and finding out a bit about the history. I’ve never done a HP one but I’d definitely do this if in London for anything other than work!

    C x

  16. December 26, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I think it’s so cool that this is a free tour. My daughter would want to do it. She’s more into Harry Potter than I am.

  17. December 26, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I live in London and love Harry Potter so this would be just perfect for me! there is so much to see in that city!

  18. Britt's So Unbelievably Blesse
    December 26, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Love this post! The pictures are phenomenal. Next time I am in Europe, I have plans to stop over in London & I see your blog has some great recommendations for me. 🙂

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