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Sneak peek inside secret new Harry Potter shop

PUBLISHED: 19:00 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 19:00 12 October 2018

The House in Town Harry Potter shop Picture: NEIL PERRY

The House in Town Harry Potter shop Picture: NEIL PERRY

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Take a look inside Ipswich’s magical pop up Harry Potter shop and discover all the Hogwarts gear you could ever dream of.

Take a look inside Ipswich’s magical pop up Harry Potter shop and discover all the Hogwarts gear you could ever dream of.

Tucked away on Saint Peter’s Street in Ipswich, the shop has been transformed into a spell-binding experience for the whole family to enjoy.

The shop has recieved rave reviews says Robert Manning  Picture: NEIL PERRYThe shop has recieved rave reviews says Robert Manning Picture: NEIL PERRY

The pop-up Potter paradise is one of four shops owned by the Manning family on the street - the family has owned The House in Town and Mauds Attic for 22 years and recently opened Culinary Concepts plus the pop-up Harry Potter store selling Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor memorabilia.

Since it opened on October 1, it has received rave reviews, and in the run-up to the festive season it’s sure to help with those all important stocking-fillers.

The new Harry Potter shop in Ipswich  Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe new Harry Potter shop in Ipswich Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Owner John Manning said: “The popularity of the Harry Potter series meant we knew it would do really well, especially in the run-up to Christmas.”

The 43-year-old, from Ipswich, said: “We decided to open the Harry Potter shop to offer the whole family a joint shopping experience as it’s something the kids can interact with whilst the adults look at more serious homeware upstairs.”

Save your fare for the Hogwarts Express Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTSave your fare for the Hogwarts Express Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Inside you can find signs for Diagon Alley, Platform 9 3/4 and even the trolley Harry Potter and the Weasley family used to whisk their luggage through the brick wall to be magically transported onto the Hogwarts Express.

With keyrings, blankets, mugs, cushions and items printed with ‘I solemnly swear I am up to no good’a mongst the treasures, you are bound to find the perfect gift for any Potter fan.

The shop sells -plenty of stocking fillers for Harry Potter fans Picture: SOPHIE BARNETTThe shop sells -plenty of stocking fillers for Harry Potter fans Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

All wizards and muggles are allowed on the premises.

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