Following Harry Potter’s Steps: The Best Thematic Places to Visit

Once upon a time, J.K. Rowling decided to write her hieratic series of novels. A “billionaire woman with sad eyes” – as people call Johann – is a real embodiment of the “American dream”. She started her career as a poor divorcee living on a dole. People say that she wrote the first chapters of her novel on napkins sitting in a café. Though J.K. Rowling denies the fact. About 12 publishing houses refused to edit her book considering it a failure.

Whatever the truth, she created a whole wizarding world:

  • She invented spells using her college knowledge of Latin.
  • Due to her books a new kind of sport called “quidditch” appeared.
  • The English vocabulary was enriched with a whole treasure trove of neologisms.
  • A lot of new mythical creatures appeared. One of them is Dementor – the embodiment of depression.

Let’s set off for a magical journey through the wizarding world of Harry Potter. For your journey, you may need an auto. Car hire offers a variety of vehicles. Using its services, you can hire a 7 seater car for a big company or commodious family cars. Now, when you have a comfortable car, set off for a magical trip and see the iconic places in London related to Harry’s adventures.

Step 1. King’s Cross Station

Start your journey with the King’s Cross Station. It is the place where the students of Hogwart got into the Hogwart Express. Here you’ll find the famous platform 9 ¾.  According to the novel’s plot, Harry and his friends got there by breaking through the wall between platforms 9 and 10. Snap a pic with a luggage trolley stuck in the wall. The professional photographer is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. A souvenir shop works nearby the station. In it, you can buy thematic magical items before departure.

Step 2. Saint Pancras Station

St. Pancras Station served as a film set of the main entrance to the King’s Cross Station. The place was chosen by film editors due to its wizard-castle-like appearance. It was considered to be more picturesque than the façade of the King’s Cross Station. A historic British library is located not far from the station. Nearly 150 million books are stored there. It is also worth visiting.

Step 3. Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge is a well-known filming location. It is a pedestrian suspension bridge over the Themes. The author gave it another name – Brockdale Bridge. The sight emerged in ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’. It was demolished by the Death Eaters. The true bridge has become a real haunt for “Potterheads”.

Step 4. The Australia House

The building served as a wizards’ bank called Gringotts and was managed by goblins. The inner space of the Australian House is normally closed to the public. The exception was made for the ‘Harry Potter’ shooting team. Ordinary tourists, unfortunately, are not allowed inside the building. But the interior is visible from outside through the glass doors. You are sure to see the crystal chandeliers – the distinctive feature of the film about Harry Potter’s adventures.

Step 5. Piccadilly Circus

One of the most recognisable London spots appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’. Harry, Ron, and Hermoine were running through London’s West End. On their way, they passed by the Piccadilly Circus.

Step 6. London Zoo

At the Reptile House, at London Zoo Harry Potter found out that he was able to understand the snakes’ language. Moreover, he could talk to them and enjoyed communication with wise serpents. Of course, you won’t see talking animals with Harry and the snake from the imaginary world. But there is a real enclosure with a black mamba at the Zoo.

And one more last tip for you. Visit Lincoln’s Inn Fields. They say that the terraced building located on the territory of the park has become the real-world inspiration for Grimmauld Place – the gloomy and ill-kept house of the Black Family. If you’d like to download the free Harry Potter locations guide, click here

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