29 December 2012 2447 Views

Openings: Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 and The Green Dragon Inn from Lord of the Rings

by Dan Koelsch

hobbit pub

Two of England’s biggest literary and film series have breached into the real world with functioning businesses straight from their respective magical worlds. After the break, learn about the Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 and The Green Dragon Inn from The Lord of the Rings.

King’s Cross Station is one of the main railway stations to serve London. More importantly, in the Harry Potter novels and films Hogwarts students use the station to access their specialized train on Platform 9¾. A sign was put up for Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross in honor of the series, but now the station has gone one step further. Earlier this month, The Harry Potter Shop opened at the famous location to provide fans all their Harry Potter needs. Watch Warwick Davis, who plays Professor Filius Flitwick in the film series, open the store in the video below. For photos and more information, check out First Showing.

For a more in-world experience, a new opening in Hobbiton might be of interest to you. Hobbiton is a tourist village in New Zealand, where all the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films have been filmed, and it is both modeled after the town of the same name in Middle Earth. Just in time for the tourist attraction’s 10th anniversary, they’ve opened a pub called The Green Dragon Inn, just like the one featured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s series. Below is a photo of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key opening the pub, and you can see a lot more photos over at Nerd Bastards.

Green Dragon Hobbiton



New

As Justice League Hits Screens and Gotham by Gaslight Trailer hits online we look at the Top Ten DC Animated Movies So Far
13 November 2017
As Justice League Hits Screens and Gotham by Gaslight Trailer hits online we look at the Top Ten DC Animated Movies So Far

May interest You

Harry Potter The Good The Bad The Meh The Inspired Genius The Legacy The Future of the Franchise and the Cars
28 November 2016
Harry Potter The Good The Bad The Meh The Inspired Genius The Legacy The Future of the Franchise and the Cars
An Open Letter from Dave Lo Pan to Warner Bros in response to the Gracie Law Affair
19 August 2016
An Open Letter from Dave Lo Pan to Warner Bros in response to the Gracie Law Affair
ALAN RICKMAN RIP REMEMBERING SOME OF HIS GREAT WORK IN FILM
15 January 2016
ALAN RICKMAN RIP REMEMBERING SOME OF HIS GREAT WORK IN FILM

Popular

PolitFlix 5: Would the Reel Tony Blair please stand up? James Murphy and Dave Bond take a look at Mr Blair in Politics and on Film. Also Star Wars IX, Bond 25 and the usual News and Comment
27 September 2017
PolitFlix 5: Would the Reel Tony Blair please stand up? James Murphy and Dave Bond take a look at Mr Blair in Politics and on Film. Also Star Wars IX, Bond 25 and the usual News and Comment
Bond 25: is 007 set to marry Blofeld?
13 September 2017
Bond 25: is 007 set to marry Blofeld?

Tags