Google has added images of the Diagon Alley set from the 'Harry Potter' movies to its Street View function, allowing users to virtually walk through the magical shopping center.
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Harry Potter fans, can’t make it to the UK to do the Warner Bros. studio tour?
Not to worry. Google Maps has got you covered.
Through the Google Maps Street View, viewers can now virtually walk through the Diagon Alley set that is part of the studio tour in the facilities in Leavesden, Hertfordshire. The sights available include many storefronts, including those of magical bookstore Flourish and Blotts, Ollivander’s wand shop, ice cream parlor Florian Fortescue’s, and the joke shop owned by mischief-loving twins Fred and George titled Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.
In the Harry Potter novels, Diagon Alley is an area full of shops, located in London, which is only accessible to those who live in the magical world.
According to the site The Next Web, Google’s project represents the first time the movie set has been photographed.
Be sure to check out the wanted posters hanging on one edge of the set, which include those for notorious villain Bellatrix Lestrange, a couple for misunderstood convict Sirius Black, and some for Harry Potter himself when the government puts a reward out for his capture. (And if you’re trying to maintain the illusion when you’re looking through the street view, keep your eyes averted from the green screen on one side.)
Check out the street view here and see how many Potter places you can spot.