Harry Potter Born Not in Edinburgh But in London. Magician apprentice Harry Potter was born not in Edinburgh, but in London.
Writer J.K. To the surprise of many Potter fans, Rowling revealed that her main character in the British capital first came to life on paper, British media reported Friday.
It was generally believed that Rowling, 54, had started writing the first Potter book at a table in an Edinburgh pub.
The Elephant House has also proudly called itself the ‘birthplace of Harry Potter’ for a long time.
But Rowling put an end to that story. She shared a photo of a flat in the Clapham area of south London with the caption: “This is the real birthplace of Harry Potter” via Twitter.
The writer did work on her books in the Scottish pub. “I had been writing Potter for several years before setting foot in this cafe, so it’s not his birthplace. But I did write, so I let it go,” said Rowling.
The Harry Potter series has published seven books, the first of which Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published in Britain in 1997. All books have been made into a movie.