Rubens Guests Head for Hogwarts


How about a guided tour of the Ministry of Magic to get your Harry Potter fanatic clients’ heads in a spin? Well, Rubens at The Palace can’t promise exactly that, but it sure comes close.

Located next to Buckingham Palace and near Victoria Station in London, and now offering a Harry Potter Experience package, Rubens at The Palace is giving guests the chance to experience a 3-hour tour of London’s filming locations, including visits to Diagon Alley, The Leaky Cauldron, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, and of course, the famous Platform 9¾. Further, they’ll have the chance to follow the route of the Knight Bus and visit Brockdale Bridge—which is, in fact, still in one piece.

Rates for the Harry Potter Experience package start at $965 per night for two adults and two children under age 10. Rates include accommodations in an Executive Suite; 3-hour guided tour in a black cab; full English breakfast on day of the tour; framed family photograph at the start of the tour; Harry Potter wand, cloak and glasses for children; Harry Potter cupcakes at turndown; and certificate of tour completion.

The tour package is available through Dec. 31, with a 2-night minimum stay required. For more information, visit or e-mail