London Revealed

London is home to many hidden treasures. Take a tour of the streets and stores that inspired the Harry Potter series, get behind the scenes at Wimbledon, and gain access to secret speakeasy clubs.

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Wimbledon
Wimbledon

Wimbledon

Want to get a backstage pass at Wimbledon? When the 2-week Grand Slam tennis tournament isn’t in session you can arrange for a behind-the-scenes tour. 960 1280

  

Center Court, Wimbledon

Center Court, Wimbledon

Visitors get to walk right onto Center Court where every Men's and Women's final has been played since 1922. 960 1280

  

Goodwins Court

Goodwins Court

Muggles might notice similarities to Goodwins Court and the fictional "Diagon Alley" in the wildly popular Harry Potter series. The hidden alleyway in Central London dates back to the 1600s. 960 1280

  

Leadenhall

Leadenhall

Another stop on the Harry Potter tour? Bull's Head Passage, located in Leadenhall, which served as the entrance to the "Leaky Cauldron." 960 1280

  

Davenports

Davenports

Davenports is believed to be the real-life "Flourish & Botts," where Harry Potter wizards would get school supplies for "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." 960 1280

  

Bill Davenport

Bill Davenport

Davenport's is the oldest family-run magic shop in the world, currently owned by Bill Davenport. 960 1280

  

Davenports

Davenports

Hidden under the Charring Cross tube station, just finding Davenports requires a little magic. 960 1280

  

Richard Jones, Harry Potter expert

Richard Jones, Harry Potter expert

Richard Jones, a Harry Potter expert, guides us to Watkins Books. 960 1280

  

Watkins Books

Watkins Books

Fans who stop in the British bookshop can buy Dragon Powder among other memorabilia. 960 1280

  

Truefitt & Hill

Truefitt & Hill

At Truefitt & Hill, the oldest barber shop in the world, men can get a quintessentially British experience with a straight-blade wet shave in the same shop that groomed Winston Churchill and other British luminaries. 960 1280

  

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

There is history all over London, but some of it is literally buried, including Winston Churchill’s War Rooms beneath the Treasury building in the Whitehall area of Westminster. 960 1280

  

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

The military bunkers exist deep underground because they were built to protect England's War Department from getting bombed by Nazi Germany. They also served as the inspiration for the White House Situation Room. 960 1280

  

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms

Now you can tour the very place that Winston Churchill, England's most legendary Prime Minister, fought WWII and changed history. 960 1280

  

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