Harry Potter fans flock to Kings Cross Station to celebrate Back To Hogwarts day
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Harry Potter fans and reality TV celebrities from Made In Chelsea flocked to London last week (September 1, 2022), to celebrate Back To Hogwarts day.
Back To Hogwarts celebrations are held every year at King's Cross Station, London, to mark the day that Harry Potter and his friends returned to the fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry in the much loved books.
Fans dressed up as their favourite characters and flocked to the station, where the famous platform 9 and 3/4 was based in the stories, with others left amazed after they discovered the event for the first time.
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One said: "As a Potterhead I legit didn't know this happens each year at Kings Cross."
A second added: "A new bucket list item is me going to Kings Cross for this one day event!"
The highly-anticipated event saw fans dress up as their favourite characters, from Harry Potter to Bellatrix Lestrange, with one sharing their Hufflepuff-inspired outfit on social media.
They captioned the tweet: "It's September 1st and we know what that means #BackToHogwarts"
The trains departure board also paid homage to the special event, with a time listed for a train to the fictional Hogsmede village.
Sharing a photograph of the train departures board, one fan said: "It's September 1st…time to go #BacktoHogwarts. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
As well as giant scale book replicas of the famous novels, LEGO Harry Potter builds of the Hogwarts Sorting Hat and Mr Weasley's Blue Ford Anglia, fans were also treated to performances by the cast of theatre production Harry Potter And The Cursed Child.
Wizarding World Wand Choreographer Paul Harris was also on hand to give masterclasses in wand training on the day too.
Famous fans also got involved, with Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson and Capital FM presenter Vicki Hope joining in on the fun by striking a pose with wands in front of one of the many Harry Potter themed displays at King's Cross Station.
Sam, who also hosted the event with Vicki, said: "Being a massive Harry Potter fan, I jumped at the chance to come down to King’s Cross and host the live countdown for the Back to Hogwarts Day celebrations this year.
"My expectations were already sky high, but I was blown away when I saw so many amazing Wizarding World fans had come down for the day, absolutely smashing it with their costumes!
"Highlight for me was having one-on-one wand combat training with Paul Harris, the Wizarding World wand choreographer, and it was brilliant to see the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child perform the ‘wand dance’ too."
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