Platform 9 ¾ on King’s Cross Station became one of London’s most popular attractions after J. K. Rowling picked this location as a gateway to Hogwarts. Harry Potter lovers have been visiting it ever since, and here’s what you can expect from your first trip to this magical spot.
Visiting Platform 9 ¾ won’t cost you a dime, but get ready to wait for a while. You can visit any time, but the experience will be more magical if you’re there between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. when the staff and other fans are around.
You’ll have to cash out some money if you want a professional photo taken, but it’s not a requirement. The staff is there to help you take an enchanting photo, and they’re equipped with different props in case you didn’t bring a scarf of your favorite Hogwarts house.
Most people don’t make their way to King’s Cross for Platform 9 ¾ alone. The adjoining shop is also a perfect spot for true Potterheads since you can buy everything from magical wands to Chocolate Frogs, but the station also features many other non-Harry Potter-related attractions.