‘Back to Hogwarts 2023’ – Harry Potter Fans Gathering at King’s Cross

Witches, wizards, and muggles! One of London’s biggest Harry Potter celebrations returns to King’s Cross this September. ‘Back to Hogwarts’ will be back with Butterbeer, LEGO Harry Potter giveaways, giant wand spinner and much more!



‘Back to Hogwarts’


‘Back to Hogwarts 2023’

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‘Back to Hogwarts’ is a yearly event held at King’s Cross on the 1st September every year to mark the departure of Hogwarts Express from platform 9 ¾.


The event originally began as a small fan gathering before turning into a huge international celebration. Now, Harry Potter fans travel to London from all over the world – many in costumes – to be part of the fun.


This year, the event runs from 1st – 3rd September, starting with the announcement of the train to Hogsmeade at 11am on 1st September. The countdown is followed by a Harry Potter themed tune, ‘Hedwig’s Theme’, by famous composer, John Williams.


During the three-day celebration, fun activities will keep all witches, wizards and muggles entertained. You can try Butterbeer, play Hogwarts Legacy on PlayStation5 (courtesy of Warner Bros. Games), snap magical photos at photo corners and participate in Harry Potter LEGO giveaways.


And that’s not all!


Spin Bloomsbury’s giant wand spinner to find out whose wand best suites to you and grab some free gifts!

To enhance your experience make sure you show up in your best Harry Potter outfit!



Do You Have Everything You Need for the Celebration?


House of Spells - Harry Potter Fandom Shop

Photo: Urban Adventurer


Do you have everything you need for the ‘Back to Hogwarts’ celebration? House robe, magic wand, spell book, train ticket, your acceptance letter…


London’s best Harry Potter fandom shop, House of Spells offers 10% OFF EVERYTING with the code ‘URBAN’ both in-store and online!


Whether you’re a brave Gryffindor, an ambitious Slytherin, a loyal Hufflepuff or a highly intelligent Ravenclaw, you’ll definitely find everything you need for your first day at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.



Harry Potter Movie Marathons


Cinemas will put Harry Potter movies back on big screens. ODEON will present Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on the 1st September weekend, while Everyman King’s Cross cinema will screen all 8 Harry Potter movies and selected Harry Potter movies nationwide.


Wands up!