This Minalima Harry Potter shop in London is a hidden little gem and a must for all Harry Potter and Fantastical Beasts fans. In Soho in Wardour Street Soho London is the MinaLima Harry Potter shop which is behind the illustrations and the art work for the Harry Potter films. All of the Harry Potter films graphic props were designed by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima. You can find all of their amazing designs and artefacts here straight out of the Potter films in the heart of London. Find out what inside the house of Minalima in this is the ultimate guide to the House of MinaLima London
If you are wandering around heart of Soho you just may be surprised to stumble upon this adorable old London town house. It houses new print artworks from Harry Potter as well as artefacts and props from the films. The House of MinaLima iis perfect for Harry Potter fans and Potterheads as it is also a free Harry Potter London day out. Minalima the now-iconic film franchise has since moved but is still as adorable as it was.
Not only does it house Harry Potter-themed art it also houses art from the Fantastic Beasts film series and fantastic beasts films.
Step inside a World of illustration in the House of MinaLima Harry Potter shop in London on a free potter head London day out
What Is Minalima?
Minalima or MinaLima Design is a graphic design company that produces all of the props such as newspapers, book covers, posters, and other all other printed or graphic pieces for Harry Potter films. These films include The Fantastical Beast. Miraphora ( Mina) and Eduardo ( Lima ) are the illustrators who 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. These works can be seen and replicas such as the black family tapestry picture and they can be purchased in the shop.
Who are the House of Minalima?
Minalima or MinaLima Design is a graphic design company that produces all of the props such as newspapers, book covers, posters, and other other printed or graphic pieces for Harry Potter films. These films include The Fantastical Beast. Miraphora ( Mina) and Eduardo ( Lima ) are the illustrators who 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. These works can be seen, and replicas can be purchased in the shop.
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima’s partnership
Miraphora Mina graduated in Theatre Design from London’s Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design in 1987. Eduardo Lima graduated in 1997 in Visual Communications from Pontifical Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro.
The pair started working together in 2001 to imagine and create the graphic universe of the Harry Potter™ film series for Warner Bros. films. They shared a similar vision and image and together crafted the entire graphic style of all the Harry Potter™ movies. Since curating the designs for Harry Potter they formed their own design studio in 2009. This is now known as MinaLima™.
Since finishing on the films, Mira and Eduardo have continued their involvement in the Harry Potter™ franchise with numerous design commissions for the Wizarding World. The studio spent two years designing all the graphic elements for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Diagon Alley™. Here you can see the graphic design duos’ entire treasury of graphic works and witness the magic of Minalima.
What can you buy in the Minalima shop in London?
All the graphic art prints that are exhibited on the walls are for sale and can be purchased in the shop. You can also purchase Harry Potter and Fantastical Beasts posters, stationery, accessories and books. The shop also features MinaLima’s illustrated series of Collective Nouns prints. Minalima also designed books for Harper Collins which are Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Secret Garden, Beauty & The Beast and Little Mermaid. You can purchase the Minalima Harper Collins books with the related limited edition prints also in the shop.
Can I buy Harry Potter replicas in the house of Minalima?
You can also purchase amazing replica pieces and limited edition art prints such as the Hogwarts acceptance letter, wand permit’s or even replica school books in the Minalima shop London. Smaller items such as badges and postcards are also available.
What the old Minalima London shop look like? All about the old Minalima shop in photos
The first shop to house all of the Minalima Harry Potter artefacts was in Greek Street Soho at 26 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 5DE . The shop was a pretty pink old townhouse which new prints and pieces of work inside. The old crooked house was the perfect fit for MinaLima to house their products with winding staircases and uneven floors. However, due to Covid they have downsized and moved location to Wardour Street. You can still see the old original props in the new store but here is a detailed look at what the old shop used to look like.
The Ground Floor of the house Minalima Is the shop ( old shop Greek street )
When you entered the MinaLima shop you did not know where to look first! Creative pictures adorned the walls, ceilings and even the floors. It looked very similar to it does now but over more floors.
The House of MinaLima shop is full of surprises.
The Harry Potter Shop of MinaLima, The Graphic Art of the Harry Potter Films
But it does not stop there they have turned the rest of the house into a museum and showroom of all of their work. Over the floors of the old house in Greek Street London, you will find Harry Potter prints from all aspects of the film. Also in this Harry Potter shop, you will see cascades of Harry Potter Hogwarts acceptance letters tumbling out of the fireplace and even a huge marauders map on the floor.
These three rooms are dedicated to featuring graphic art from the Harry Potter films. These are reproduced as limited edition art prints for sale throughout the shop.
Upper floor of MinaLima the Graphic Art of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
When you reached the upper floor of the original MinaLima house you found yourself in the 1920s. In Fact it was 1920’s New York and you were immersed in the graphic designs created by MinaLima for the Fantastical Beasts and Where to find them film by J.K. Rowling. These reproduced images were displayed all over the walls as were limited edition art prints for sale. Authentic film props on loan from the original Warner Bros archive were also displayed.
Take home a piece of Minalima to adorn your walls at home.
Where can I buy replicas of Harry Potter films? You can purchase replica posters from the films of Harry Potter as fellas graphic images of books that are in the Harry Potter films. The fantastical beast book covers are stunning, and the illustrations you see have been carried through from Harry Potter books. You will see packaging featured in both films such as sweet wrappers that appeared in both films! Linking Harry Potter and Fantsasical Beast together yet again.
The printoruim includes prints adorned with gold foil and hand signed. Limited edition prints come in standard or premium and come in two sizes. Each one is numbered as a perfect collector’s item to keep for years to come.
I adored the Art Deco style No-Maj street Adverts. Exquisite Broadway 1920 style poster advertisement as seen in Fantastical Beasts, they would look stunning on any wall.
Harry Potter Displays of original artefacts used in the films.
Not only is the House of Minalima a shop it is also a museum of Harry Potter. In display cases around the house you will find original props that were used in the Harry Potter too. You will see books, Newspapers and sweet wrappers all on loan from the Harry Potter Warner Brothers Studio Tour.
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 still be purchased to frame.
See the framed posters of the newspapers made for each of the Harry Potter films. Each one was written with every page a story or a photo just like a real newspaper.
Daily prophet newspapers are displayed on the walls
MinaLima Harry potter shop really is a treasure trove, you feel like you are wandering around a shop straight out of Diagon Alley.
When is the MinaLima shop in London open?
Visit the MinaLima Secret Harry Potter stop in London;
The house is open daily from 11 pm to 6 pm
It is totally Free Entry, and no tickets are required.
(Last entry to the Shop and exhibition 30 minutes before closing)
Where is the House of MinaLima and how to get there?
You can find Minalima at 157 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WQ, UK
What is the nearest Tube Station to the Minalima shop?
The nearest London Underground tube station to Minalima are Leicester Square Tube, Covent Garden nation , Tottenham Court Road and Piccadilly Circus. You can get to Minalima in minutes from either Tottenham court road tube or piccadilly circus. the nearest Tube is Tottenham court road.
The Harry Potter shop is a fab Potterhead find in London go visit! However, I can not promise you will not want to purchase something from this fantastic collection.
Other Minalima shops toys can visit are;
House of Minalima in Osaka
Nishitani Building, 1-10-11 Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka 550-0015, Japan.
House of Minalima New York
Find Minalima at the Harry Potter Store, 935 Broadway, New York, NY 10010, USA
Also check out this list of Harry Potter themed Hotels!