Platform 9 3/4
Platform 9 3/4
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • King's Cross St. Pancras • 1 min walk
  • Euston • 10 min walk
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Nicola D
Hessle, UK3,154 contributions
Jul 2022
We visited at 11am when we arrived by train but the queue was enormous! We returned the following morning at 8:30 am and it was empty! There is an official photographer and props (house scarves, wand, owl cage, luggage trolley) but you can take your own photo too which we did. I dread to think how much the official photo costs. We also went in the shop (you automatically end up there after the photo opportunity), it was impossible to avoid. We found the staff unhelpful.
Written August 19, 2022
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Sebastian Deist
Ingelheim, Germany282 contributions
May 2022
Nice place. I like Harry Potter and all the movies etc., so it was kind of a "must-have-seen" being in London. Besides the fact that the movie scene has been taken somewhere else at King Cross it's a nice feature for kids to get their very own "magical" picture doing what Harry and Ron in the movies did. For all others I just recommend a bit of patience and you'll get you pic for free, without people photobombing.
During the night the trolly is going to be removed, so you have to be there at daytime and wait for your perfect shot as it is always crowded.
Written December 16, 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,254 contributions
Aug 2022
We visited King’s Cross recently and found out that Platform 9 3/4 has been moved from its original location. Now it is just a tourist trap to sell pictures. Sorry Harry Potter fans… I was bummed about it too. I visited in 2010 and it was in the original location in one of the train platforms. Only when the shop is open the cart is set up below the sign; otherwise, there is only a sign. Check the store schedule for opening times if you want to go see it.
Written August 14, 2022
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ciaranomeara
Glasgow, UK74 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Actually rather unimpressed with the size of the thing. Online and in some photos it looks like large, however in person it is absolutely tiny. Almost like a hole in the wall. It is also not located on a platform like in the movie, instead it is in the mobbed waiting area. If you insist on visiting like us, and don't mind my massive recommendation is to avoid the queue of around 50 people & instead quickly pop out of the open side door in the gift shop to snap a photo. The most you'll get is a slap around the head.
Written June 27, 2022
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kes515
Louth, UK36 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Really can’t complain at all! Decided on arrival at Kings Cross for my sons first time properly visiting London that I’d do the annoying mum thing and insist on doing some touristy stuff like when I visited with my daughters before, and so we joined the queue, only to be taken aside by a member of staff explaining that disabled people (I’m in a wheelchair) get priority and we were escorted to the front of the queue to wait while the people who were having their pictures done had finished.
It can be highly exhausting waiting around in queues even for wheelchair users so it’s very much appreciated and it was highly unexpected. Thank you.
Written March 1, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,037 contributions
Mar 2021
Platform 9 3/4 features if the Harry Potter series of novels and is located at Kings Cross railway station.

Kings Cross station is served by mainline trains from Scotland and the North East as well as the Home Counties. It is also next to St Pancras station which is served by trains from Kent, Home Counties, East Midlands and the Eurostar from Europe. There are also Tube services on the Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Northern, Victoria and Picadilly lines. Many buses also serve the area.

If you go during the day there is normally a MASSIVE queue of people waiting to get there picture taken as they prepare to go through the wall onto platform 9 3/4 and journey to Hogwarts School of Magic.

There is a gift shop which is normally open when there is no lockdown where you can get all sorts of Hogwarts memorabilia.
Written March 15, 2021
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Stephenbkk20156
Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions
Aug 2019
We could not resist dropping by the Harry Potter shop, especially as we were staying near King's Cross. On the way in, we saw this place. A luggage cart disappearing into the wall under a sign saying "Platform 9 and 3 quarters." It is quite near Platform 9, too.

That is, when we finally saw it, we discovered what it was. At first, though, it was hidden by crowds and coeds of Potter fans. Very orderly. A queuing system almost worthy of the Disney parks. People at the front of the show had a chance to pose with the cart while a professional photographer took their picture, plus anyone else who wanted to could take a picture. The professional ones were in sale inside, but no real pressure to buy.

We didn't queue up. We didn't pose. But we did enjoy the fun and kindness in the air.
Written April 4, 2020
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK556 contributions
Aug 2022
Not the originalbut a must do for Potyter fans of all ages.In the circumstances a reasonably priced shop selling Potter merchandiceand a clear photo opportunity. Can get crowded and as everywhere watch your pockets and wallets.
Written September 12, 2022
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Tiina Johanna
Tampere, Finland160 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Here you can do some Harry Potter shopping in the fan store, you can also "run" through the brick wall and have your picture taken at the same time. The picture costs around 10 pounds, if you want to buy the one that the professional photographer takes of you. The store is really nice, the staff is fantastic and the place is just something you should see if you're a fan. :)
Written February 29, 2020
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JJK812
New York City, NY148 contributions
Dec 2019
I'm a fan of Harry Potter so I was interested in checking this out at King's Cross station. It's a photo op and there is also a store you can look around in and buy official merchandise. It's a pretty big station so the first time we were going through it we walked over to check it out and the line was crazy. We left and came back a couple days later. The line was still crazy but it was moving a little faster than the last time. I'll admit that I waited and took some pics. There were so many people decked out for the photo op and everyone was in good humor. I think if you go after store hours the Platform 9 3/4 sign is still and you can take a pic with it, but I was told they move the trolley in the store. I can't verify that since I was never there that late.
Written January 22, 2020
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