“Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home” - J.K Rowling ❤️ For any Potterheads, this quote certainly hits home. It’s been 2 decades since the first film was released in the cinema but the craze is still alive and close to our hearts. And with the recent opening of a Harry Potter-themed cafe in Hongdae, we have more reasons to profess our love for the Wizarding World.Credit: Giphy
King's Cross 9 3/4 is the latest addition to the many Harry Potter-themed cafes around the world. Located in the heart of Hongdae, the storefront is reminiscent of the common British architecture with its typical half-timbered walls in beige. The entire facade is enough to lure you in ?
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Step into the premise and you’ll instantly feel the Leaky Cauldron vibes with small chandeliers lighting up the cafe and wooden furniture gracing every corner of the room ❤️
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Our favourite highlight of the cafe - the stacks of wand boxes on the wall welcoming you at the entrance. Almost feels like you’re in Ollivanders looking for your very first wand ? While we can’t determine whether the food is Muslim-friendly, you can always stop by for a cup of coffee or the board games.
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But if you’re not a coffee (or tea) person, you’ll enjoy the photo opportunities around the premise! For any Potterhead, the disappearing trolly is the best part of this cafe. Snap a photo and go crazy with your poses - like this one! ? You can even use the props like the scarves and make yourself feel like a true wizard.
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So, Potterheads - If you’re heading to Seoul soon, your trip is about to get better! ? Check this off your bucket list and have a jolly good time ?
Address: Seoul Mapo-gu Seogyo-dong 417 (서울특별시 마포구 서교동 417)
Opening Hours: Tues-Sun, 11:00am - 10:00pm. Closed on Mondays.