Platform 9¾: Hogwarts Express


Harry Potter fans have many opportunities to see some of the young wizard’s civilian haunts in London, but few make for better kids’ activities than the enigmatic Platform 9¾. Experiencing this magical spot is as easy as grabbing your family and heading to King’s Cross Station. Once you’re inside, look up. The massive steel lattice structure zigzagging through the sprawling concourse seems to continue forever as you head straight past the train platforms to the very back of the station. Tucked away on a beige wall, a small luggage cart has mostly been transported through the bricks. Hop in the queue leading to this charming little photo op, letting your kids take advantage of the glasses and scarves on offer as temporary props. You’ll have a chance to buy some high-quality copies of these photos in the Harry Potter Shop right next door, although you’ll have to budget that in with the toys, trinkets and stunning array of memorabilia your kids will have gathered by the time they’ve inspected every shelf. No matter if your kid is a Slytherin or a Griffindor type, their favorite characters and school colors are all represented at this dedicated tribute to one of London’s most beloved child heroes.

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾

Euston Rd London

0207 803 0500

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