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Forget the Hogwarts Express! There's now a Harry Potter tube map

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Kate Lloyd

Harry Potter. Harry, frickin', Potter. That floppy-haired chap gets around, doesn't he?!

You might have thought you'd seen the last of the Boy Who Lived back in 2011 when the last movie was released and you stayed seated in the cinema weeping through the credits and begging for more. But good old Potts still wafts in the air around us.

In the past couple of months JK Rowling has announced both a new Potter stage play and a spin-off movie. She's even been looking for cast members with open auditions at the Excel Centre.

And, even if you weren't the girl (aged between eight and 12) they were looking for, you can now still feel totally immersed in the Wizarding World of London, thanks to this new tube map made by Mashable.

The map features landmarks from the magical books rather than actual London stations – except Paddington and King's Cross because, as you know, Platform 9 3/4 is both an LDN hotspot and an essential Harry Potter tourist attraction.

On the map, the Piccadilly line runs past the Ministry of Magic to Shell Cottage. Essex has been replaced by Azkaban on the Central line (we're not saying anything) and Diagon Alley is on the Victoria. And we don't know why Harry was always in such a rush to catch the Hogwarts Express every year – it turns out he could have got the Northern line from Privet Drive straight to Hogwarts.

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