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Top 10 fictional tourist destinations

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03.01.2020

Thanks to Stewart Wood for this one. He was at King’s Cross, watching 100 people queueing for photos at platform 9¾. What makes it even better is that JK Rowling admitted in 2001 that she was actually thinking of Euston, “so anyone who’s actually been to the real platforms 9 and 10 in King’s Cross will realise they don’t bear a great resemblance to the platforms 9 and 10 as described in the book”.

1. 221b Baker Street. There is no such number, but there is a Sherlock Holmes museum at 239, which is allowed by Westminster council to use 221b. Thanks to Stewart Wood. LeeOnFS said: “I used to be manager of Abbey National Baker Street branch. We had both a dedicated full-time employee who replied to letters to Sherlock Holmes and a reception primed with useful titbits for tourists, after they had seen if they were eligible for an........

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