Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley is now explorable on Google Street View

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Google has added one of the most memorable locations of the Harry Potter films to Google Street View: Diagon Alley, the place where wizards and witches in the Harry Potter universe can find everything they need. Spell books, potions, wands and brooms — it’s all there.

But Google isn’t suddenly mapping out fictional locations all of a sudden. The reason why Diagon Alley is explorable through Street View is because it’s actually a Warner Bros Harry Potter studio tour. So while it’s not exactly the magical place you might have imagined while reading the books or watching the films, it’s the closest thing we’ll ever get to the real thing because that’s where they filmed it.

If you’re a Muggle and always wanted to take a trip down Diagon Alley, you can do so at the link below:

Diagon Alley at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London United Kingdom on Google Street View

[via CNET]

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  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Kapindaman] Geoguessr.com? Never heard of it, but it sounds like fun! Definitely gonna check it out :)

  • Kapindaman

    Many thanks.

    I’ve been finding a lot of odd places while playing a time wasting game at Geoguessr.com. It plonks you down in Street View somewhere in the world and you have to guess where you are. I’ve found it very addictive. Russian places in particular are very difficult to identify.

  • Enrique Manalang

    This link is better, that one was a little more specific :)

    http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/gallery/ocean/index.html

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Kapindaman] That’s right! There are also a number of other underwater locations you can visit :)

    http://maps.google.com/help/maps/streetview/gallery/ocean/hanauma-bay.html

  • Kapindaman

    On the topic of strange Google Street View places. If you go to Heron Island off coast of Queensland Australia you can use Street View and go underwater onto the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Kapindaman] Sure, enjoy! I know I did, until I saw a creepy dude in a mask somewhere.

  • Kapindaman

    Maybe AdBlock Plus is messing with it. I went to Google Earth and eventually found it okay – Inside WB Studios building of course.

    Thanks.

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@Kapindaman] That’s strange, I tested the link before and I just tested it now. It’s working on multiple browsers and computers.

  • Kapindaman

    I this a hoax? I clicked the link and get a 404 error each time.