As you approach King's Cross station in London, you might wonder where the famous Platform 9 3/4 is. Just follow the mass of camera flashes and you'll soon find it.
Yesterday I found myself in London with work, and I figured it would be a crime not to visit the newly opened Platform 9 3/4 shop in King's Cross station, just next to the actual platform with it's cleverly placed trolley embedded in the wall. There was a pretty big queue of people wanting to have their photo taken (with a member of staff on hand to provide them with coloured scarves for each of the Hogwarts houses) so I gave it a miss and went into the shop itself.
Platform 9 3/4 is quite cosy, but it's filled with Harry Potter memorabilia that all fans will love. I really enjoyed both the books and the movies, but I don't consider myself a die hard, massive fan. Still, I was severely tempted to get a Marauder's Map (£34.99) and one of the many, many wands that they had available (£34.99 as well).
If you're more of a book lover than a souvenir fan, they'e got you covered there too. The shop sells the entire selection of books in hardback, paperback and special edition (which are pretty pricey).
If you're ever in London and you're a fan of the books or the movies, then you should definitely check it out. Just try and resist the urge to buy a wand. I dare you.
I only took a few photos on my camera phone, so is one of the of professional images courtesy of ThinkJam:
Would you visit the Harry Potter shop if you had the chance? Are you a fan of the books / movies?