Do you want to experience Harry Potter magic world in the real life? You don’t need to travel far away to UK since you can also experience it in Seoul, South Korea. This is a Harry Potter themed cafe which bring you to feel the magic world atmosphere while enjoying a cup of coffee. The cafe is called Kings Cross Cafe, located in Hongdae area (5 mins walking from the subway station). The entrance fee is one cup of coffee per person which starts from 5000 won.
This cafe was made really well as you can see the beautiful european style interior design which adapt the Harry Potter’s Hogwarts library and dinning room. You will feel like visiting a cafe in European country for sure! It has so many instagram-able spot where you can take beautiful photos. Here are some of my recommendation.
Even before you enter the cafe, you can take picture on the signature spot of Harry Potter’s scene, the 9 3/4 secret wall. This is a must! Dont forget to fly when you take photo.
The cafe is huge, consist of 3 main floors. First floor is where you can buy coffee and cake, as well as the main spot where you can try Harry Potter’s uniform and take picture with magic hand and fly with magic broom while you can enjoy the coffee in other floors. You can choose to become either gryffindor, slytherin, or hufflepuff student!
The crazy thing is because this cafe is pretty new (newly opened less than 1 months) so you might have to queue to visit this cafe. I queued for 1 hour before I can enter and experience the cafe. The cafe opens at 11.30am during weekday, but people already queue from 10.30am. Crazy! You also need to queue for trying the uniform.
- Take subway and get off at Hongik University Station (Subway Line 2, Green). Take exit 9 (Walk from around 5 mins from the station).
- Go straight until you see SPAO store in intersection, turn right, keep walking straight.
- In front of H&M store, across the road and go to the small alley on the right of BERSHKA store
- Walk for another 30m and you will see a intersection, take 1 o’clock direction and keep walking for another 150m and you will arrive.
*The cafe is next to ALAND STORE HONGDAE (you can type it in google map or naver map in case the newly opened cafe is still not updated yet).
The direction from Hongik Subway Station is here
VISITED ON NOVEMBER 28th, 2018
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