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Secret Harry Potter in London: the real Diagon Alley and platform 9 3/4

If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you of course already know that in London you can easily spot a lot of the films locations but, what probably you don’t know, it is that few of them remain secret and not many people actually look for them as they are not part of the “official” tour. 298 more words

Books I Read, Movies I Watch

Day 1.  A late autumn visit to London

A cold morning at home so before leaving the house I donned my winter coat and woollen scarf for my journey to London. I find long distance train travel relaxing and, once on board, I settled down to reading ‘Mr. 525 more words


Jailbreak Lunch Challenge: King's Cross to Stratford

Each week LDN Lunch Break Challenge will set and complete a timed task and wants you to do the same. Get involved.

The challenge

Get as far away from your starting destination as possible in 15 minutes.

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That's what we do in the pub

April 16/16

On Thursday night I met up with Liam at a pub near King’s Cross Station in North London. I have been so sick with a cold but he told me to come because it would be fun. 167 more words

The Dog on the Train: A Victorian Fox Terrier at King's Cross Station

An 1879 edition of the Huddersfield Chronicle reports the story of a little fox terrier named Wasp and his owner who, at the time, was a student at a college in London.  552 more words

19th Century


Having resisted the temptation to provide a day by day account of my 17 day backpacking trip across Ireland, England and Scotland, I have decided to reward myself with a post, albeit with a disproportionate and dissatisfying ratio of picture to words. 1,949 more words

Cliffs Of Moher

Holy Spirit come

Crowds scattered across the platforms like ants before rain when the unexpected flood at King’s Cross threw down its thick blue shadow. Thousands of liters at once, it came without lead up or warning, a titanic blue smear streaking into sudden existence in a rare, cloudless, October sky. 422 more words