Harry Potter’s World Now On Google Street View… Sort Of
No, Google Maps didn’t capture Hogwarts by satellite. And no, the Google Street View car didn’t drive straight through the wall at Platform 9 and 3/4, King’s Cross Station. However, users can now explore Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter universe through Street View on the Maps app.
Google recently added the original set of Diagon to their online maps, as part of the Warner Bros. Studio in London, where the set is still housed. Viewers can scroll along the street and enjoy 360° views, clearly seeing storefronts famous from the Harry Potter series like Eeylops Owl Emporium, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, and Gringotts Wizarding Bank. (Also visible: a green screen and illuminated Exit signs.)
In the Harry Potter series, Diagon Alley is a main thoroughfare in London accessible only to the wizarding world (with some exceptions).
To see the rest of Harry Potter’s world, like some of the Hogwarts sets, you’ll have to take the London studio tour in person. Or, just read J.K. Rowling‘s books and imagine them.
[via Huffington Post]