Many people use the Google Maps Street View feature to look at different places around the world, and now they can take a peek into the world of Harry Potter. Diagon Alley has been added to the service, offering a 360 degree view for excited fans of the acclaimed fantasy series by J.K. Rowling.
The street view contains the shopping area, which is made up of various shops on a cobbled street. Those familiar with the books and the films based on them know that Diagon Alley is a secret space behind a pub called the Leaky Cauldron.
Diagon Alley is not a real place but serves as the entry point for London’s Warner Bros Studio Tour. The exhibit offers a joke store called Wizard Wheezes, a bank named Gringotts Wizarding and a wand shop called Ollivanders. Construction of the mystical locale took 90 days, and another six months were needed to create the 20,000 items for shop shelves.
Google has stated that it recently added more than 1,000 new locations to its Street View feature, including sports venues and landmarks of historical importance.
The Harry Potter book series has sold nearly 500 million copies worldwide since 1997.
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