Sneak peek inside secret new Harry Potter shop

The House in Town Harry Potter shop Picture: NEIL PERRY

The House in Town Harry Potter shop Picture: NEIL PERRY - Credit: Archant

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 PERRY

The shop has recieved rave reviews says Robert Manning Picture: NEIL PERRY - Credit: Archant

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 BARNETT

The new Harry Potter shop in Ipswich Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: SOPHIE BARNETT


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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 BARNETT

Save your fare for the Hogwarts Express Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: SOPHIE BARNETT

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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 BARNETT

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

All wizards and muggles are allowed on the premises.

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Children and adults are enjoying finding unique Harry Potter merchandise Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT

Children and adults are enjoying finding unique Harry Potter merchandise Picture: SOPHIE BARNETT - Credit: SOPHIE BARNETT

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