Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The Hogwarts Express may not exist, but J.K. Rowling fans can still have a photo op at King’s Cross; be prepared to wait. Afterwards, spend your galleons on souvenir wands, toys, and Gryffindor gear.
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  • Emily R
    27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Stop at King Cross
    We enjoyed the picture opportunity and the options in the store. The line was a bit long on the Sunday afternoon we went. There seemed to be a line to get into the store as well as the photo opportunity. They have a photographer there to take pictures, but also allow you to take them on your phone. Props and poses were available at your discretion. The store had many souvenirs. Earlier that day we went on the Warner Bros Tour and found that this store had other options that were not available at the other sight, including a personalized Hogwarts acceptance letter.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • PelleAa
    Stavanger, Norway108 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok
    The store contained a lot of Harry Potter items, but nothing that had a "function", only passive items. I assume you could find the same items online. The trolley into the wall was fun, but the line to take photos there were long.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Marta F
    Schlieren, Switzerland80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Shop and lovely Photo Opportunity
    This shop is always a joy to visit! It has a lovely selection of Harry Potter themed items and there's the opportunity to have a photo taken with a trolley at Platform 9 3/4. A professional takes your photo, but you can also have a friend take your photo. So it's not necessary to buy the professional photo unless you really want to and I think that's a great thing as not everyone can afford that and also, not every professional photo is great (the quality, yes, your face in it? Maybe not. ;)). There can be a queue for the shop as it's a smaller shop. And there is always a queue for Platform 9 3/4 so I guess you need to go very early and preferably not at the weekend. And not on school holidays? Later at night, when the shop is closed, the trolley is stored somewhere. But you can still take a photo of yourself with the Platform 9 3/4 sign. So that's an idea. :)
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 November 2023
  • Joy
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice good very magical and unique
    It was amazing 🤩 I loved it I had a photo and I am pretty sure that the place is magic indeed I literally had 2 big dreams fulfilled☺️ 1. Make a few Asians happy 2. Go there I loved it 😍 Though I couldn’t give the last star because I have waited in line way too long. Also the price was too high that is why me and my mom got only 3 things
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 December 2023
  • LozzaaG
    Sydney, Australia126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great photo opportunity
    This is such a great idea, but equally a very clever way to make a lot of money! There was a long wait to get the photo, but it was a great photo to have. There is the option of buying the professional photo, but many were just taking photos on their phones. As expected, the shop is very expensive, but has a great range.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 January 2024
  • Capdan13
    Essex, United Kingdom1,140 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally worth a visit.
    We have visited the Studios and as we were in the area wandered into Kings Cross Station. This was great. Yes, there was a long orderly queue to have your picture taken with the Trolley to take you to Platform 9 & 3/4 ,but we went straight to the shop. Staff were very friendly. It's not the biggest shop but it transports you straight back to the Harry Potter Studios. For a few minutes as we wandered through, stocking up on Butter Beer (to take home with us), Bertie Bot sweets and Gringots chocolate coins we forgot we were in the middle of London. We came away with smiles on our faces and surprised at just how many people were fully dressed in Hogwarts clothing, whatever age. Totally worth a visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 May 2024
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Sharad
Texas260 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
As someone who has no love lost for this character and the entire franchise I found this entire experience tiresome and the only reason I did it was for my kids. If you are a curious onlooker who has not been tainted by exposure to this mediocre series of books just go on your merry way as there's nothing fascinating here (unless standing in a queue fascinates you)
Written 25 May 2024
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Capdan13
Essex, UK1,140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We have visited the Studios and as we were in the area wandered into Kings Cross Station. This was great. Yes, there was a long orderly queue to have your picture taken with the Trolley to take you to Platform 9 & 3/4 ,but we went straight to the shop. Staff were very friendly. It's not the biggest shop but it transports you straight back to the Harry Potter Studios. For a few minutes as we wandered through, stocking up on Butter Beer (to take home with us), Bertie Bot sweets and Gringots chocolate coins we forgot we were in the middle of London. We came away with smiles on our faces and surprised at just how many people were fully dressed in Hogwarts clothing, whatever age. Totally worth a visit.
Written 5 May 2024
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shegaltravels
Portland, OR89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was not very good. The cart is in a random location in the station. Not at all like the film. Very busy, too. Sort of a letdown. Don't bother.
Written 1 April 2024
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TK
Nottingham, UK42 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Over zealous security on a power trip!

I’m not a Harry Potter fan thank god because as I’m sat opposite the shop enjoying my pret sandwich I would be so disappointed visiting the shop.

On watching the excited people patiently queuing to enter said shop the security guy is constantly telling people where to stand in the queue, to not take things in the shop with them, to remove their backpacks and I’m sure if he could would telling them not to smile either.

I’m sure he does nothing but detract from anyone’s visit to the store. Need to sprinkle a little magic over him and his colleagues (of which there are 5 which would seem a slight overload!)
Written 25 February 2024
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Stefania O
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I brought some family members who are big Harry Potter fans. It was during the week so not super busy and the que length was okay but two staff members were rude and with very poor customer skills. That killed the excitement of the experience and we left without buying any professional photo, which anyway were expensive for their quality.
Written 27 January 2024
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LozzaaG
Sydney, Australia126 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This is such a great idea, but equally a very clever way to make a lot of money! There was a long wait to get the photo, but it was a great photo to have. There is the option of buying the professional photo, but many were just taking photos on their phones. As expected, the shop is very expensive, but has a great range.
Written 17 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Joy
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It was amazing 🤩 I loved it I had a photo and I am pretty sure that the place is magic indeed I literally had 2 big dreams fulfilled☺️
1. Make a few Asians happy
2. Go there
I loved it 😍
Though I couldn’t give the last star because I have waited in line way too long. Also the price was too high that is why me and my mom got only 3 things
Written 28 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marta F
Schlieren, Switzerland80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This shop is always a joy to visit!
It has a lovely selection of Harry Potter themed items and there's the opportunity to have a photo taken with a trolley at Platform 9 3/4. A professional takes your photo, but you can also have a friend take your photo. So it's not necessary to buy the professional photo unless you really want to and I think that's a great thing as not everyone can afford that and also, not every professional photo is great (the quality, yes, your face in it? Maybe not. ;)).
There can be a queue for the shop as it's a smaller shop. And there is always a queue for Platform 9 3/4 so I guess you need to go very early and preferably not at the weekend. And not on school holidays?
Later at night, when the shop is closed, the trolley is stored somewhere. But you can still take a photo of yourself with the Platform 9 3/4 sign. So that's an idea. :)
Written 27 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Helene
Sandefjord, Norway5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
A very busy shop, whit a lot of people in it.
Truly recommended for all Harry Potter fans for photo options and cool stuff.
Written 3 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

PelleAa
Stavanger, Norway108 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The store contained a lot of Harry Potter items, but nothing that had a "function", only passive items. I assume you could find the same items online. The trolley into the wall was fun, but the line to take photos there were long.
Written 16 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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