For the fans of the wizarding world out there, there is a Harry Potter shop right by the venerable Platform 9¾. But the largest Harry Potter store is across the Atlantic in New York City. These are places where aspiring wizards and witches can get lost for hours exploring the Harry Potter-themed merchandise and more.
Die-hard Potter fans will be thrilled to know there is even a number of Harry Potter-themed Airbnbs around the world. If one does get to go to the Potter shop at King’s Cross – explore England and Scotland for filming locations. See castles like the Alnwick Castle in Northumberland that were used as the filming location for Hogwarts.
The Harry Potter Shop At Platform 9 ¾
Visit London and find The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾ on location in King’s Cross Station. The experience of Potter shopping is enhanced by actually being at the real located of Platform 9 ¾ (or where it was meant to be).
- Location: King’s Cross, London
Stock up on all the wizarding necessities – Potter wands, t-shirts, toys, and more. The shop boasts exclusive designs along with personalized merchandise.
They also have an online shop for those unable to make it into the shop in person.
One of the most popular attractions at this Potter store is the world-famous trolley just outside their shop at King’s Cross Station. No tickets are needed for the photo shoot – snap the Instagram pic of running the trolley through Platform 9 ¾ to the express that’ll take everyone to Hogwarts.
- Cost: Free To Pose For Photos
- Note: There is Often A Queue For Taking Pics
- Monday to Saturday: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
- Sunday: 9.00 am to 8.00 pm
The shop is super easy to get to – just take the London Tube to King’s Cross Station. If one is transiting through London’s Heathrow Airport, then one is also in luck – there’s a Potter store in Terminal 5.
If one has the time, wizard London with one of several Harry Potter tours – including the studios where the movies were filmed.
Harry Potter New York – The Largest Potter Store
For those who can’t venture all the way over to King’s Cross to pock around London’s Harry Potter store, there is a massive Potter store in the heart of New York. Harry Potter New York is the world’s only official Harry Potter flagship store in the heart of New York City’s Flatiron district.
The design of the story is breathtaking and takes its customers right into the childhood memories of the wizarding world of Hogwarts. The store has exclusive products, and it spans three floors.
- Size: Three Floors And over 21,000 Sq. Feet
- First: First Official Harry Potter Flagship Store
- Address: 935 Broadway (Next To The Flatiron Building)
The collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products is the largest in the world – nowhere has such a collection under one roof.
- Largest: Has The Largest Collection of Wizarding World Products
The Wizarding World Experience Of Visiting Harry Potter New York
As one steps into Harry Potter New York, one will be faced with a massive model of Fawkes, the phoenix gazing down from the ceiling.
The Harry Potter store has everything from toys to rare collectibles. But not only that, it also has interactive experiences and photo ops. Browse the shop and buy Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans while being inspired by Honeydukes.
- Golden Snitch Wand: Only Available At Harry Potter New York
Venture into the Wand Shop and sort through over 50 wands that have been inspired by the locations, props, and characters of the Wizarding World. The wands and some other merchandise can even be personalized. There is a personalization area in the store where one can engrave a name on a wand, embroider a robe, and more.
Before leaving, pose for a photo in a London phone box as being transported to the Ministry of Magic.
- Monday To Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Those who can’t visit the shop in person can still purchase products online at the Harry Potter Shop.