Harry Potter – the boy who lived - became famous overnight and all real wizards and witches have heard of his story. But his fame grows beyond the borders of the magical world and touches the souls of many young muggles. Coming from the pen of British writer J.K. Rowling, Harry, Ron and Hermione enriched lives of many children as well as adults sharing with us a story of love and everlasting fight against evil in their unique magical way. Reading about adventures of our three heroes we cried and laughed along with them, travelling to Hogwarts, Gringotts, Ministry of Magic and funny looking house of Weasley’s only in our imagination. Later, we did that glued to the television, breathlessly looking how our imagination comes to life.
Visiting London the true Harry Potter fan would not miss the opportunity to get involved into the world of magic hidden among “ordinary” sights of the capital which can be found in the several places in the centre of the city. So it shouldn’t be a problem to take a couple of hours of your time in the capital to discover all the mysterious places which served as an inspiration to Rowling or as a location for a movie. Ministry of Magic, Kings Cross Station with Platform 9 and ¾ as well as real “Diagon Alley” are only few basic places in the city linked to this adventure. If you want to dive a little deeper under the surface, strolling down the streets of the capital you can begin the search for the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron or head straight to the 12 Grimmauld Place – home of Sirius Black and his family.
From the first book until the very last one we fell in love with magic. A proof for that is the fact that the Harry Potter books have been sold in more than 500 million copies thus becoming the best-selling book series in history. So, when in London take some time to get to know the city from completely other – dare to say miraculous – perspective and plunge into the reality of Harry Potter.