Hundreds of fans have flocked to King’s Cross station to mark the day Harry Potter’s son Albus leaves for Hogwarts in J.K. Rowling’s fictional wizarding world.
Crowds gathered ahead of the “departure” of the Hogwart’s Express from platform 9 ¾ at 11am and cheered as the train would have left the central London station.
The moment takes place in the novel The Deathly Hallows and appears in an epilogue entitled “19 Years Later”, at the very end of the best-selling seven-part series.
Enthusiasts, some of them from as far away as Finland and Florida, crowded into the booking hall and the bridge above for the countdown. Many wore costumes as they soaked up an atmosphere fans described as “buzzing”.
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