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 The original Harry Potter manuscript was turned down by 12 publishers before Bloomsbury finally accepted it

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The scenes for 4 Privet Drive were originally shot on an actual street

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The doors at Gringotts work, it took three months to make the door they used for Bellatrix’s vault

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There’s a real-life Diagon Alley

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The Knight Bus that Harry Potter used to travel to London in the Prisoner of Azkaban film is in fact a triple-decker version

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Dumbledore has a scar in the shape of London Underground

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The Ministry of Magic locations used in the films are actually right next to some of London’s Central Government Ministry buildings in Whitehall

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Platform 9 ¾ was in Euston, not King’s Cross

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The Leaky Cauldron’s entrance is actually an Optician’s shop

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Millennium Bridge did actually move in real life

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The final Battle of Hogwarts took place in 1998, the same year that the first Harry Potter book was published

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J. K. Rowling shares a birthday with Harry

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