Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter fans sold out King’s Cross last Sunday (01)

Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter fans sold out King’s Cross last Sunday (01)

Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter fans sold out King's Cross this Sunday (01)
Photo: Disclosure / HarryPotterFilm

In the Harry Potter literary and film franchise, September 1 is marked as the return to the school of magic and witchcraft, with the unique passage of the Hogwarts Express. The train leaves religiously at 11 am from platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross, a train station in London, UK, which exists in real life – although it does not lead to JK Rowling’s wizarding world school.

On this date, fans of the saga gather at the venue, often dressed in character, to take pictures and feel closer to this captivating story. Even King’s Cross joins in: knowing the annual fan meeting at the venue, it displays the schedules of the fictional Hogwarts Express as if it were one of its real trains.

Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter fans sold out King's Cross this Sunday (01)
Photo: Playback / Pottermore

This year in particular, the event was marked by the participation of the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play that accompanies the arrival of the protagonist’s son at Hogwarts. In front of the popular platform sign, the stars took a selfie to mark their return:

Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter fans sold out King's Cross this Sunday (01)
Photo: Playback / Pottermore

The weekend was also marked by the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival, the first edition of the event for players in the official Harry Potter game.

On social networks, photos and reports of the event can be found by the hashtag #BackToHogwarts.

Read more about Harry Potter at Cinema10.

By Karoline Pòss

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