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| Platform 9-3/4
By Sarah Lane
Aug 25, 2006, 13:15 PST
Harry Potter Extra
While browsing through one of our Harry Potter Writing Prompts (and catching a typo . . . thanks!) one of our visitors was kind enough to send us some information about Platform 9-3/4, as well as a picture.
Cristela told us that the spot where Platform 9-3/4 would be at Kings Cross in London is one of the top tourist attractions there. She also said that it really isn't a platform at all! Although you would not be able to board a train there, a lot of people were coming to Kings Cross just to see where Platform 9-3/4 would be. This prompted the management to put up a sign. She also told us that people who visit the site pretend to run into the wall for photo opportunities . . . and yes, she was one of them :-).
Devoted Harry Potter fans know that when JKR was writing the story, she was envisioning Euston instead of Kings Crossing as the station. This accounts for the description of the area between platform 9 and 10 being a bit off. Also, the platform actually used for filming at Kings Cross Station is Platform 4.
Here is the picture of Platform 9-3/4 courtesy of Cristela. Thanks again for the info and photo!