Did you know that it is nearly 20 years since the very first Harry Potter book was published? Bloomsbury published ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ on the 26th June 1997 and the following year in America. It’s hard to believe that before that date Harry Potter was unknown to the world and just a character on JK Rowlings imagination. I suspect she didn’t realise what impact the release of that book would have on the world. She must of believed in herself as she was turned down my publishers time and time again. Now 6 books and 8 box office smashing movies later there can’t be many people in the world who haven’t heard of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
So what’s new in the world of wizards and muggles for 2017? There is a Wizard Book Club being launched in London which is especially for lovers of the Harry Potter books. The idea is to help Londoner’s de-stress and relax by reading the Harry Potter books together. It is for old fans and new, however it’s for over 18’s as alcohol will be served. Many people have seen the films but never read the books. The Wizard Book Club will take place at a secret location in London, members will get an email a week before the event. Two chapters of the stories will read out loud by one of their storytellers and then lots of activities and treats will be on offer. Each week will have a different theme based on the chapters members will be reading. It starts on Tuesday 7th June and will run on every Tuesday until the 15th August. There will be limited places so the sooner you book the better. This Wizard Book Club is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros. or Bloomsbury Publishing. The tickets are £25 to join and then £15 a week thereafter.
Here at Brit Movie Tours we have been taking fans on our Harry Potter Tours for a few years now. They are one of our best loved and most popular tours. Fans can join us on a mini coach tour of locations around London on our Harry Potter Bus Tour of London locations. This tour last for about 3 hours and costs adults who are 16 years or over £27, and for children under 16 it’s £20.
We also have a Harry Potter tour in Oxford which is a two hour walking tour taking you some of the film locations used in the Harry Potter movies. This walking tour of Oxford costs adults (16 years+) £20 and children under 16 years £19. We also have a Harry Potter London Walk and an all singing and dancing tour taking you to the Warner Bros. Studios as well as plenty of film locations. There is a tour for all budgets so take a look at all of our tours over on this page. We look forward to welcoming you on one of our magical Harry Potter Tours.