Of course we had to include the infamous Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station on this list! If you visit King’s Cross looking for this magical portal to the World of Witchcraft and Wizardly, you’ll find it in plain site for all the muggles to see. You may notice, too, that an invisible witch or wizard is disappearing through the brick before you with their luggage… And like us, you may be tempted to follow! The Hogwarts Express, which transports Harry Potter and his fellow Hogwarts students to and from school, has long been one of our favourite fictional trains– not just because it’s a true beauty, but because the snack trolly sounds absolutely divine! Chocolate frogs, anyone?!
London Waterloo Station – The Bourne Ultimatum
The final film in the three-film series, The Bourne Ultimatum is a tense, action-packed thriller. Scenes for the film were shot at Waterloo Station between October, 2006 and April, 2007 and perfectly capture the chaos of the station as Jason walks through, hunting trained assassins who are targeting a newspaper journalist. We especially like that, despite the intensiity of the situation, background travellers continue through the station as they would any other busy day, reinforcing our classic phrase, ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.
Oakworth Station – The Railway Children
Keep your eyes peeled as the main character leaves the CIA safe house above the Bond Street entrance and enters the station to use a pay phone. If you visit the station now, you will find that the pay phone is no longer there as they’ve been replaced with cash machines.