World News – For all of you fans that wish they could actually go to Hogwarts this might be a lot of fun for you. Are you wanting to see where you can buy your magic wand or where Harry Potter and his friends got their Hogwarts school supplies? The shops of Diagon Alley from Harry Potter are now on Google Maps’ Street View.
It’s no Marauder’s Map, but Google now lets you explore the set of Diagon Alley from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London. In Street View mode, you can see 360-degree images of Ollivanders Wand Shop, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes joke shop and Mr. Mulpepper’s Apothecary.
The Diagon Alley set brings to life the shop setting from J.K. Rowling’s legendary Harry Potter series of seven best-selling books, which grew into a successful eight-movie franchise. Warner Bros. Studio Tour says the Diagon Alley set took more than three months to build, and it took six months to create over 20,000 products to put on the shops’ shelves.
Explore Diagon Alley for yourself on Google Maps. It’s a fun experience for Harry Potter fans, but it makes me wonder what adventures Harry, Ron and Hermione would have missed out on if they had Google Maps and never got lost.