This year it is 20 years since Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (or Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone for any American readers) came out. 20 years?! Can you believe it? I can’t! And to celebrate I seem to be having rather a Harry Potter themed year so far.
- In January I signed up for Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited free trial and re-read all the Harry Potter books in order. I originally read them so fast (the last one in 3 hours after queuing until 2am to get it from Waterstones the day it came out) that by the time the movies came out I forgot bits so it was lovely to re-read them all back to back and appreciate the true ingenuity of the story arcs and lines.
- At the start of the month, I went to the Platform 9 3/4 shop in Kings Cross and bought a time turner necklace, because I am basically a Hufflepuff version of Hermione.
- This week I found myself at a pub quiz in Greenwich which has a Harry Potter themed cocktail – with popping candy!! I’ve also been re-watching all the movies and on Friday finally went to the House of Minalima. Now I just have to find something for next month!
House of Minalima is located at 26 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DE. Opening hours remain 12-7pm every day but weekends can be very busy so you may have to queue or may be allotted a timed entry. I deliberately went on a week day to avoid crowds but appreciate that not everyone can do that. Having said that, recommended visiting days are Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Which is your favourite? I love the Marauder’s Map and Ron’s Howler letter.
Why not pin this for later?