A Well-Read Jaunt: Platform 9 ¾

awellreadjauntI spent this past Saturday in London, which was my first real time in London actually. My excuse for visiting the city was to attend a conference, however, it was boring as can be and I ditched it half-way and jumped into the Underground to explore.

Somehow I ended up at Kings Cross Station, which was completely by mistake, I was trying to get to the Picadilly line and I think I took the train in the wrong direction. However, when I realised where I was I ran to see if a Platform 9 ¾ actually existed and it did! There’s a wall and everything that mimics the station where Harry had to run through, and a shop selling all kinds of goodies.


It was super exciting. I didn’t get my picture taken by Hedwig or the trolley, I’ll save that for a date when I’m with friends. However, I did check out the store and I got myself a few lovelies. I purchased a keychain, postcard and chocolate frog. I was most excited about the chocolate frog. I got the Hagrid card and now I feel all competitive and want the others!

awrjapril5awrj2april2I wanted more stuff, alas, I am but a broke student, so I couldn’t pick up Hermoine’s wand. I really want that wand. Or the Harry Potter school book set. Or the different versions of the Harry Potter series. Or the Platform 9 ¾ shirt. Or the Ravenclaw Quidditch jumper. I really want that jumper.

The store and experience, was nice though it very packed. Full of kids and littluns running everywhere, and a few teenagers (I overheard a few looking at the Gryffindor mug saying, “Oh that’s so cool! I love the lion, which house is this though, who was in it?” Needless to say, I felt a moment of snobbery, because come on, Gryffindor is the most popular house?! HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW ANYONE, of the MANY AWESOME PEOPLE IN THE SERIES, who are IN IT?

For more pictures from my adventures, check out my instagram page.



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10 Responses to A Well-Read Jaunt: Platform 9 ¾

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  2. Anahera says:

    That’s awesome! 😀 I hope you get to go back with friends, and hopefully with less other visitors so you have more room and time for peaceful looking around. 🙂

    Mmm, chocolate!

  3. I love Harry Potter and so, this post was absolutely incredible to read! I would love to go to London to visit King’s Cross and also go on the WB Studio Tour. One day!
    -Scott Reads It!

  4. Sooooo awesome! When I went to London, I just had to stop by and take photos there, too!!!

  5. We used to have these choco frogs in our stores! Such a shame that my mother threw all the cards away years ago. I’d still love to have them, haha. I can’t wait to visit this place 😀

  6. Tara says:

    AghhH! I am so jealous of the 9 3/4 visit! I went to London about a year before I read Harry Potter, and immediately wished I could go back and see stuff like this. I’m glad you got out of Oxford for a bit and got to play in London!

    • Claire (BWB) says:

      Haha thanks! My next stop is to get to the Harry Potter studios. My Bday is in August so maybe then?? I hope you can make it to London soon! When do you leave for awesome South Korea?

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