Because Maisy is such a big Harry Potter fan whilst in London we decided to visit King’s Cross Station and see if we could find Platform 9 3/4. King’s Cross Station is huge and has recently undergone major building works so we were hoping that it wouldn’t be too hard to find.
As we walked through the station we didn’t need to worry because in the distance we could see a large crowd gathering around one of the old walls. We reached the crowd and could see on the wall the sign for Platform 9 3/4. Half stuck in the wall was a station trolley with Harry’s belongings ready to go to Hogwarts.
There was a queue waiting to get to the trolley and as we waited, Maisy began to get very excited ! Hanging on the railings were the scarves for each of the Hogwarts’ houses, we chatted about which one we would chose we decided that we had to be in Gryffindor. When we got to the front of the queue we were given a scarf and a photographer told us how to stand and took photos of us running and jumping into platform 9 3/4. The good thing about this was that although they were taking professional photos they were happy to allow you to take your own photos (the photographer even let mum stand were she was so she could get a good picture).
After having our photo taken we walked through the shop. Here you could see and buy the photo that the photographer took. It also sold lots of Harry Potter memorabilia such as wands and t-shirts etc. Maisy wanted to buy a wand, it was just like the film where you go to the counter and chose from a selection of wands to find the one that suits you best -Maisy chose Hermione’s wand.
Should you visit?
Any Harry Potter fan will definitely want to make the trip to Platform 9 3/4. It is very good value for money because if you take your own photographs then it is actually free.
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