This week I visited the ‘House of Minalima’ in Soho which is currently holding a pop-up Harry Potter exhibition featuring graphic designs from the films by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima. Floors 2 & 3 of the house showcase distinctive designs from the films including packaging from ‘Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes’ and issues of ‘The Daily Prophet’.
Although small in size, this exhibition is a feast for the eyes for any Harry Potter fan and definitely worth a visit. Many of the featured props and prints would have been seen on screen for a fraction of a second, yet it is clear that hours of imagination, creativity and hard work have gone into their design. Wandering the top floors of this immersive exhibition, I found myself fawning over the gold foil details in many of the prints. Believe me, it took an awful lot of restraint not to come away with hundreds of pounds worth of Harry Potter memorabilia.
One word of warning before you visit: beware of the stairs. They are tiny and winding and when some f***er stops to look at the surrounding Harry Potter themed wallpaper you will be stuck on those darn things forever!