Google recreates iconic locations from the first Harry Potter movie


11/10/2021 at 10:45 am CET

Pilar Enériz

Celebrate 20 years of magic, Google has announced the possibility of exploring via Google Earth some of the iconic sites where the film was filmed and to learn about some of the sights that surround Harry Potter.

The spaces and access are as follows:

London King’s Cross: mythical 9 3⁄4 platform where Harry Potter and the rest of the students board the Hogwarts Express on September 1 to go to school.

Glenfinnan Viaduct: This viaduct is located in Scotland and appears in several Harry Potter films. The curve, with its 21 arches, is unmistakable when the Hogwarts Espresso runs its way.

Leadenhall Market: The ‘Diagon Alley’ from the Harry Potter films is actually a historic Victorian covered market in the heart of London filled with bars, restaurants and shops. In the film, Hogwarts students search here for everything they need for their studies.

Alnwick Castle: If there is anything characteristic of Harry Potter, it is Hogwarts. The interior and exterior of this castle in the north of England, owned by a family who lives there, served as the setting for the wizarding school, only for the first two films of the saga. It currently offers guided tours and events inspired by the Harry Potter universe, such as broom flying lessons.

Christ Church: The decoration of the Hogwarts dining hall is inspired by the majestic Renaissance hall of this university college, located in Oxford.

Millennium Bridge: This pedestrian bridge crosses the Thames and appeared in the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and did not have a good ending as it was destroyed by a Death Eater attack.

The Elephant House: They say inspiration can appear anywhere, and this Edinburgh cafe was where JK Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book over cake and coffee. It is today a place very frequented by writers and lovers of reading.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: To fully immerse yourself in the fantastic world of Harry Potter, nothing better than this theme park located in Orlando, Florida.

MACUSA | Fantastic Beasts: This New York City office of public administration served as the stage for the creation of the American Society’s Magical Congress, or United States Magical Congress, also known by its acronym MACUSA. He represents the highest governing body of the wizarding community in the United States of America in the prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Palace Theater: For all Harry Potter lovers who want an experience beyond the cinema, at this Victorian theater in London’s West End, you can enjoy the two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Legacy.

The British Library: The Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition was held here, which in October 2017 exhibited for several days original drafts by JK Rowling, magical items or original drawings by Jim Kay.

Diagon Alley at Warner Bros. Studio Tour: For fans of mega wizards, there is nothing better than visiting, among others, the setting of the Harry Potter films and the cobbled streets of Diagon Alley.


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