Arriving in the UK with our tween means looking for Harry Potter in London. Not the boy, but platform 9 3/4, a bridge, a street, the Leaky Caldron plus, as long as we are doing theater we had visit to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. A bit of a mix of the classic and the modern for our day. We will hit the rest of the London sites during the week, we have plenty of time here.
Did you know you can look for Harry Potter in London? My tween sure did. We even had a map.
And it’s not just here, we will expand our search from Harry Potter in London to Harry Potter across the UK, so be prepared for bits of magical wonder over then next month, intermixed with what we hope will be some pretty cool travel adventures in the UK and Ireland.
Our first Harry Potter spot – platform 9 3/4. Yes it really does exist at the Kings Cross station. Well technically, it’s not a real platform, but it is labeled and we took the necessary photos . . .
Next we stumbled upon this bridge which we needed to cross to get from Shakespear’s Globe Theatre to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sarah recognized it from one of the movies:
We also went in search of the streets used around the Leaky Caldron. We though we had found one and as Sarah stopped to smile on a corner, a rather drunk man joined in the photo. I told him what we were doing and he assured us we were close, just one building off. . .
So, do Harry Potter and Shakespeare belong in the same post? What do you think?
All photos on this page © Rhonda Albom 2012
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