If you've seen any of the behind-the-scenes footage for the Harry Potter films, you'll know that the creative team worked their backsides off trying to create a believable wizarding world. Everything you see in terms of newspapers, cereal boxes, the letters from Hogwarts all had to be designed and made. And some of the people responsible have opened the coolest Harry Potter shop, right around the corner from Shaftsbury Avenue where the Cursed Child play is being performed.
Read my review of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child HERE
It spans across three or four floors and displays the Hogwarts textbooks, Weasleys' Wizarding Wheezes, Quick Quotes Quills, wanted posters for the Death Eaters – there is such a wonderful array of objects to gaze at. Up close you can marvel at the detail that went into all the props and there are staff on hand to answer any of your burning questions.
The ground floor also serves as a shop for you to discover everything Potter.
Find it at: 26 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 5DE
File under: House Of MinaLima, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, merchandise, shop, film design
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