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Harry Potter Shop At King’s Cross Station

King’s Cross Station is one of the main railway stations to serve London. More importantly, in the Harry Potter novels and films Hogwarts students use the station to access their specialized train on Platform 9¾. A sign was put up for Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross in honor of the series, but now the station has gone one step further.

Earlier this month, The Harry Potter Shop opened at the famous location to provide fans all their Harry Potter needs. The store, which will sell licensed merchandise from the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise, is the only one of its kind in London, and will also offer official photographs of visitors with the popular disappearing luggage trolley at platform 9 ¾, where Harry began his journey to Hogwarts in ‘The Philospher’s Stone’.

Ollivander's wands

Ollivander’s wand shop?

Watch Warwick Davis, who plays Professor Filius Flitwick in the film series, open the store in the video below.

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Extract of a review of the Harry Potter shop from The Guardian:

The shop is similarly styled to the wand shop imagined by JK Rowling, Ollivander’s. It is wooden panelled with lots of drawers and even has similar light fixtures. Though it’s not as dimly lighted and, sadly, the staff don’t come up to you and say: “The wand choses the wizard,” as you look around.

You can buy a generic Ollivander’s wand or replicas of the wands used by the cast in the films – Harry’s, Ron’s, Hermione’s, the professors’, or even the Triwizard champions’ wands. The prices vary but the cheapest was £22.99. It seems expensive but, if you have searched for Potter merchandise online before, this is pretty standard. The shop is under license from Warner Brothers so it makes sense that the prices match up.

There are also collectable items such as a time turner, a small Triwizard cup and – something I thought was really cool – a display of Horcruxes. You could buy the ring or the locket, again rather pricey but, at the same time, very tempting. Especially the time turner.

Items on sale at the Platform 9 ¾ store include character’s wands, Hogwarts clothing, collectors jewelry and crafted figures, as well as the series of books themselves.

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