Leaky Cauldron sign

A Real Life Leaky Cauldron? Yes Please!

There are lots of places from the ‘Harry Potter’ series we’ve dreamed about seeing in real life, but it looks like paying a visit to The Leaky Cauldron may soon become a reality! 

The Leaky Cauldron sign

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New Jersey native and Harry Potter fan Matthew Cortland has teamed up with NASA engineer Travis Davis to create a version of the famous Harry Potter pub in London! According to The Huffington Post, the inn will be ‘dotted with floating candles,’ have ‘pint glasses that fill mysteriously from the bottom,’ and lights and taps that go ‘on and off with a flick of a wand.’ It will be called The Cauldron Wizarding Pub and Inn.

The Huffington Post also reported that ‘due to licensing issues, it will need to avoid explicitly using the name “Harry Potter” or other direct references to the series.’


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Cortland told The Huffington Post that he intends to draw inspiration from an array of magical worlds including those of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and not just that of J.K. Rowling. He intends to open the inn up to school tours in order to demonstrate the science and technology behind the ‘magic’ and encourage interest in S.T.E.M. subjects, and literature. 

Cortland and Davis are hoping to raise $500,000 for the project on Kickstarter. We know Harry Potter fans are some of the most loyal in the world so we’re really hoping to see this project come to fruition!  


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