In some light hearted news today, JK Rowling did not start writing the Harry Potter books at the Elephant House cafe in Edinburgh, but in her flat above what was then a sports shop in Clapham Junction (pictured). (However, she did write parts of the book at the cafe so it's not a complete lie!)
JK Rowling shared the pic of her flat on her twitter account and I'm sure many of you will recognise the location. She tweeted:
"This [Clapham Junction] is the true birthplace of Harry Potter, if you define 'birthplace' as the spot where I put pen to paper for the first time.* I was renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports shop. The first bricks of Hogwarts were laid in a flat in Clapham Junction."
Let's hope the Harry Potter walking tours in Central London don't come down to this part of South West London but I'm sure many a little Harry Potter fan will be delighted to know that it all started on our doorstep!