Filming location in Harry Potter Series

Filming Location
Number 4 Privet Drive

Fans of Harry Potter will recognize the iconic location of Number 4 Privet Drive, the home of Harry’s uncle and aunt in the story. Located in the suburban area near London, the actual filming location for these scenes is in the town of Bracknell in the United Kingdom. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the navigation.

“This boy will be famous. There won’t be a child in our world who doesn’t know his name.”

Professor Minerva McGonagall

Where did they film the “Number 4 Privet Drive” scenes?

The house from the Privet Drive scenes is located in the town of Bracknell in the United Kingdom. The exact address is 12 Picket Post Close, Winkfield Row, Bracknell which is about 30 miles outside of London.

The house from the Privet Drive scenes is the first house on the left of four terraced houses on Picket Post Close. While the driveway and street changed a little over time, the overall appearance hasn’t altered much since the movie was filmed. Exterior scenes from the first film, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” were shot on location, but interior scenes were filmed at a Warner Bros studio in London. Click the map pointer icon in the navigation area at the top for the exact map location.

The scenes filmed at 12 Picket Post Close

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)

  • Scene: Harry’s Arrival to the Dursleys (Opening Scene): This scene briefly shows baby Harry being left on the doorstep by Dumbledore, McGonagall, and Hagrid.
  • Scene: Dudley’s Birthday: In this scene, Harry’s cousin Dudley throws a tantrum when he counts his presents and finds there are fewer than the previous year.
  • Scene: Letters from Hogwarts: This series of scenes shows the relentless arrival of Harry’s acceptance letters from Hogwarts, including the letters flooding the house through the fireplace and letterbox.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

  • Scene: Dobby’s Warning: The House Elf, Dobby, arrives to warn Harry about the danger waiting for him at Hogwarts. The scene features Dobby’s mischief, culminating in the dropping of a cake on a visitor.
  • Scene: Harry’s Rescue: Ron Weasley, along with his brothers Fred and George, arrive in a flying car to rescue Harry from the Dursleys.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

  • Scene: Aunt Marge’s Visit: Aunt Marge visits the Dursleys, insults Harry’s parents, and inflates like a balloon when Harry loses control of his magic.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

  • Scene: Dementor Attack: Harry and his cousin Dudley are attacked by Dementors on their way back home, leading to Harry’s trial for underage magic use.
  • Scene: Departure to the Order’s Headquarters: Members of the Order of the Phoenix come to pick up Harry from the Dursleys to take him to their secret headquarters.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)

  • Scene: Leaving Privet Drive for the Last Time: This is the last time Number 4 Privet Drive is featured in the films. Harry takes a final look at the house before leaving with Hagrid, marking the end of his connection with the Dursleys.
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