A History of Magic
The British Library’s newest exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic opened last week, and London’s largest sightseeing company Evan Evans (www.evanevanstours.com) is encouraging Harry Potter enthusiasts to make a day of it and explore the capital with a specially-themed Harry Potter Film Locations walking tour.
The first book in the Harry Potter series sparked a global phenomenon. 20 years on, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has sold over 450 million copies worldwide, in 79 languages, inspired a major movie franchise, a spellbinding theatre production, and a number of thrilling sightseeing experiences.
The British Library’s ticketed exhibition features rare books, manuscripts and magical objects, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which are at the heart of the Harry Potter stories. Visitors can marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time.
Film Locations Tour
Evan Evans’ half day tour transports Muggles into the magical world of Harry Potter as they discover the London locations that played starring roles in the film series and inspired the books. Stand in the footsteps of the world’s most famous wizard at the entrance to the Ministry of Magic, stroll through the alleyways that inspired Diagon Alley such as beautiful Leadenhall Market and see the very spot where Death Eaters destroyed the Millennium Bridge.
Visitors will then try their luck at getting onto the famous Platform 9¾ as the tour concludes.
The Harry Potter Film Locations tour costs £25 for adults, £15 for children and £20 for seniors. A family price of £70 for two adults and two children is also available. Expert guide and VOX audio technology included.
The half day tour is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, until 31 March 2018, and starts in Central London at 9am
For more information and to book visit www.evanevanstours.com or call 020 7950 1777.