Platform 9 3/4 in London, England
Down at King's Cross Station there is an array of shops and little eateries. The impressive architecture of the building lends to the grandiosity of it. To the right side of the main areas, there's a secret place where wizards gather to send their children off to school at Hogwarts. I'm talking about Platform 9 3/4. For some reason, some poor wizard's cart got stuck and us muggles are able to not only see the cart, but push it along too! Don't tell the Ministry of Magic!
There is a gift shop adjacent to the cart and usually there is an attendant there that helps you put in a long scarf and lets you hold a wand. Of course with that commotion comes a long line. We went on New Year's Eve, so while everyone was on their way to fantastic parties, we were heading home to a local bar and made a stop at this gem along the way.
The shop is accessible by taking the tube to King's Cross Station or walking in if you are near the vicinity.
1, King's Cross Station, Euston Rd, King's Cross, London N1 9AL, UK
Coordinates: 51.5322° N, 0.1240° W
Cost & Admission
Professional photos are done when the 9 3/4 Gift Shop is open.
Monday-Saturday: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Food nearby at eateries in King's Cross Station.
You can purchase a professional photo but you're also welcome to have someone take their own photos of you with the scarf and the wand. The line is so long. Either arrive really early in the morning or really late at night if you don't care to have the scarf and the wand. The cart is always there and always available.