Take a vacation to Britain and enjoy a truly magical experience by visiting some of the many places strongly linked with Harry Potter. From the infamous platform 9 3/4 sign at Kings Cross to the Warner Bros Studio Tour in Leavesden, there's so much to see and do for those with Pottermania. Here are the best places to visit in Britain to get the best Harry Potter experience.
The Palace Theatre, London
London's West End is home to several theatres featuring top quality shows including Wicked and Mamma Mia! In 2016, potter fans rejoiced when the highly anticipated 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II' started its run at the Palace Theatre. The very popular show continues the story of our wizarding friends several years after the events of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'. The play is split into two parts, with part one commonly shown as a matinee performance, while part two is on an evening. Not surprisingly it's very hard to get hold of tickets, and you will need to keep a lookout for new ticket releases.
Platform 9 3/4
Kings Cross Station is the location of the famous Platform 9 3/4. Unfortunately this mythical platform doesn't exist, but that doesn't stop you from taking a photo in front of a replica. A luggage trolley which looks similar to the one pushed by Harry in the films, appears halfway through a brick wall, and above is a sign for platform 9 3/4. This makes it the perfect photo opportunity for any Harry Potter fan. What makes it even better is that a professional photographer will wrap a house scarf of your choosing around your neck and give you props like a wand! Be warned that this is a popular spot for photos, so the queue can be very long during the day time. If you don't want to be waiting around, try and go later in the evening when there's less of a crowd.