Step inside an a World of illustration in MinaLima’s Secret Harry Potter stop in London
This is a hidden little gem and a must for all Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts fans. Minalima is the shop behind the illustrations of the art work for the films.
Tucked away in Greek street London it is a real feast for the eyes, The shop is in a pretty pink old town house which houses new prints and pieces of work. The old crooked house was the perfect fit for Minalima to house their products with winding staircases and uneven floors. You can marvel at the illustrated delight’s inside including real props from the films.
As you enter the shop you will not know where to look first! creative pictures adorn the wall’s, ceiling’s and even the floors.
Minalima, Miraphora ( Mina) and Eduardo ( Lima ) met on the set of Harry Potter and shared their ideas. Since then they have gone from strength to strength and have created many designs for all of the Harry Potter books and Fantastic Beasts, including many new works of their own.
But it does not stop there they have turned the rest of the house in to a museum and showroom of all of their work. Over the floors of the old house you will find Harry Potter prints from all aspects of the film, cascades of Harry Potter exceptance letters tumbling out of the fireplace and even a huge marauders map on the floor.
Take home a piece of Minalima to adorn your walls at home
The fantastic beast book is stunning and the illustrations you see have been carried through from Harry Potter books. See packaging featured in both films some linking to the two.
The printoruim includes prints adorned with gold foil and hand signed. Limited addition prints come in standard or premium and some in two sizes. Each one numbered as a perfect collectors item to keep for years to come.
I adored the Art Deco style No-Maj street Adverts. Exquisite Broadway advertisement signs as seen in Fantastical Beasts, they would look stunning on any wall.
In display cases around the house you will find original props that were used in the films such as books, Newspapers and sweet wrappers.
Weasley wizard wheezes prints were bright and fun and exact replicas of the originals. Copies of the Daily Prophet, wizarding books and even letters and tickets can be purchased to frame.
In the tiny room on the top floor see the framed posters of the newspapers made for the films. Each one was written with every page a story or a photo just like a real paper.
You can purchase amazing replica pieces such as the Hogwarts acceptance letter, wand permit’s or even replica school books. Smaller items such as badges and postcards are also available.
It really is a treasure trove, you feel like you are wandering around a shop straight out of Diagon Alley.
Visit the Minalima Secret Harry Potter stop in London for guided tours and workshops on certain day’s.
The house is open daily from 12pm to 7pm and entrance is free. However I can not promise you will not want to purchase something from this fantastic collection.