Actor Warwick Davis, known for his portrayal of Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter films, was at King’s Cross Station this morning to cut the red ribbon and officially announce The Harry Potter Shop open.
After brief speeches from Warwick and Jonathan Sands, Founder and Chief Executive of the London Film Museum, Warwick headed over for a photo call in front of the infamous trolley-in-the-wall at “Platform 9 and 3/4″.
MuggleNet were live tweeting from the event this morning and News Intern, Claire, was among the press offered a first glimpse of the shop before it opens for the general public on Saturday, December 15.
Working alongside Network Rail and inconjunction with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, London Film Museum‘s The Harry Potter Shop is an intimate store, decorated in a similar aesthetic to the shops of Diagonal Alley, offering a wide range of official Harry Potter merchandise. From robes and jumpers to the books, wands and jewelry, the products are largely similar to those already available at the Studio Tour, however there are some great “Platform 9 and 3/4″ hoodies and t-shirts and it has been confirmed that the store will be rolling out a whole range of exclusive “Platform 9 and 3/4″ branded items over the next year.
For fans and toursists going through King’s Cross Station and planning to nab a photo with the trolley-in-the-wall, the shop is well worth a visit. Whether you intend to visit or not however, it is great to see the station staff collaborating on such a project that will enable the Harry Potter magic to be live on in such an iconic location from the series.
Check out some of the hi-res images from the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 opening right here:
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