As fans of a certain novel and film will know, at King’s Cross there’s a secret platform, 9¾ which takes you to the Hogwarts Express.

To get to the magical platform, you should go to the space between platforms 9 and 10, then run very fast at the brick pillars — and if magical, you’ll come out next to a steam train.

If not magical, or blocked by an elf, you’ll have a very sore nose. Not to mention other parts.

The question is though, how many people attempt that journey in the real world King’s Cross.

A freedom of information request found that Network Rail has “not received any reports of individuals colliding with the pillars between platforms 9 and 10.”

At least, no reports of anyone who would admit to doing such a thing.

Most attempts though being thwarted by the fact that platforms 9 and 10 are not in the main shed, where the filming took place but the side annex, where there are no brick pillars to run at — and that there’s a perfectly good queue to pose with a stuck luggage trolley on the main concourse.


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  1. Lily says:

    Poor people I feel so sorry for them. When I was little- er I tried and made it….. Or that was just inside my head ;/. I give love 💖 to all those people who got badly injured trying to copy Harry Potter and ‘go to hogwarts’ then ended up in hospital with broken bones and more.You should probably puta guard between nine “nine and 3/4” and ten.

    Get Well People

    Lily 💖💖💖💖

  2. Nathan Phillips says:

    The other reason no-one tried is is because there’s more pillars between Platforms 9 and 10, just 2 rail lines.

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