Harry Potter shop opens at Heathrow T5

Opening coincides with release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Harry Potter Shop has officially opened its creaky doors in terminal five of London’s Heathrow airport.
Selling over 200 items, many of them exclusive to Heathrow, the 600sqm store’s opening was timed to coincide with the release of Warner’s highly anticipated film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was written and co-produced by Potter author JK Rowling.
The child-friendly items on sale come from the JK Rowling’s Wizarding World film series, including newly released products from Fantastic Beasts as well as collectibles, gifts, novelties and souvenirs from Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and the West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two.
The shop is open seven days a week from 05:30am to 22:00 and is expected to be visited by more than 16 million passengers coming through Heathrow T5 each year.
“Harry Potter is loved across the globe and what better place to enjoy gift and souvenirs from the Wizarding World before our passengers fly to the other side of the world,” said Jonathan Coen, Heathrow’s commercial director.
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