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The Harry Potter Takeover

The Harry Potter Takeover in London

The experience is currently finished and no longer in operation, but sign up to our newsletter for details of upcoming events and offers, and book your tickets to visit the Harry Potter Photography Exhibition - open all year long. 

In 2022, Covent Garden was the home to the Harry Potter Takeover until the 24th April 2022, as Warner Bros worked hard to bring you a world of magic in partnership with the Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition. You could explore the Piazza and discover wizarding themed interactive pop ups, and there was even the return of the Harry Potter Butterbeer Bar!

A spell was cast over the Piazza, with 5 must-see installations to experience. A magical Harry Potter competition was held, with clues located at each photo spot. Plenty of fun was had by kids and parents alike.
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Wands in Central Avenue

Wands were at the ready, the Covent Garden Central Avenue was the proud home to the iconic character wands from the Wizarding World. Spells were cast, and many a muggle posed for a spellbinding picture.

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The Butterbeer Bar was back!

A favourite amongst the wizarding world, the popular Butterbeer Bar returned to the Covent Garden Piazza during this magical Easter experience. Serving the sweet treats of Chocolate Frogs and Butterbeer, the unique blend of top-secret ingredients make bottled Butterbeer a must try for any aspiring witch or wizard.

Free souvenir tankards were given to anyone who purchased a bottle of Butterbeer from the pop-up and then purchased a ticket to Covent Garden’s Harry Potter Photographic Exhibition.

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Strike a pose on Platform 9 ¾

Situated to the right of the Butterbeer van, you'll find the iconic trolley wall moment was located on Platform 9 3/4. It was fantastic to see so many people capturing their journey to Hogwarts with a selfie. There was also a competition for the best selfie, of which a lucky competitor won a whole host of Harry Potter goodies.


LEGO® Sorting Hat

Which Hogwarts house do you belong to? In partnership with LEGO®, everyone was encouraged to sit with Harry and Hermione for a magical photo moment underneath the sorting hat.

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Journey through memories captured during years of magical filmmaking. Housing iconic photographs, the Photographic Exhibition takes fans behind-the-scenes of key moments in the film series, from Harry’s first day at Hogwarts through to the Battle of Hogwarts.