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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 15:57 GMT 16:57 UK
Harry Potter rides on London Tube
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe plays the boy wizard Harry Potter
A London Underground station has been closed for the filming of JK Rowling's Harry Potter.

Westminster station was "closed all day" for the filming, a Transport for London (TfL) spokeswoman said.

Tourists and passengers had to find alternative routes and were not allowed to get a glimpse of the crew.

It is likely the location was being used for the filming of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, the fifth film in the series.

In the much-anticipated sequel, Harry takes the tube with Arthur Weasley to go to a disciplinary hearing at the Ministry of Magic.

"Westminster Tube station will be closed all day today, with trains non-stopping, for a commercial filming project," the TfL spokeswoman said.

All other stations in the vicinity of Westminster station are functioning normally.




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