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The Shop That Must Not Be Named

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Like being in a Harry Potter film

Great layout and great atmosphere has a great range and usual price for Harry Potter merchandise... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lara L
via mobile
Everything a Harry Potter fan could want, more or less!

Popped in here the other day and we were not disappointed with the range of HP gear. The first... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim W
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Seeking supplies for the new term at Hogwarts? Looking for a special magical artefact or wand? Or just a browsing Muggle? Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll find it at The Shop That Must Not Be Named. Situated on The Shambles – believed to be the...more
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30 The Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
+44 1904 801562
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This shop is so popular that it can be hard to get past as there are so many tourists wanting their photo taken outside the shop

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great layout and great atmosphere has a great range and usual price for Harry Potter merchandise and staff were so helpful and friendly

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiting in a que to go into a shop is definitely a first, pleasant staff at the door however not my cup of 'potion' as there was not much space to move around...the shop did not really have a WOW factor even though I am...More

Thank TrueCritz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here the other day and we were not disappointed with the range of HP gear. The first thing you have to know is that you will almost certainly have to queue but it's quite short a wait and it stops the shop from...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

AMAZING little shop with all your Harry Potter merch! So much on offer you could easily walk out with an empty wallet or bank account. I spent nearly £70! Had to queue to get it in but the guy on the door explained why and...More

Thank Darren H
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Very, very busy when we visited on Saturday and a long queue. I think this may change the face of the Shambles for ever. Possibly not a good thing

Thank BarnsleyBarnsleyboy
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The Shambles seems to have become a street of Harry Potter shops, but this is the original. A good quality range of merch, expensive, but not more expensive than the Warner Studios in Watford. Be there at 10 when they open, otherwise you will queue...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

A must for all HP fans (Not the condement but I suppose they could be known as saucerer's !), Well stocked with merch that I haven't seen in other shops, well set out and worth queuing to get in (don't be Riddikulus, I hear you...More

Thank SpikeNala
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited this week, all staff very friendly and helpful and bought some lovely Harry Potter items. You could do with a bigger shop though!

Thank Jue50
Reviewed July 28, 2018

This is a very nice shop set on the old streets of york selling harry potter stuff at a marked up cost, nice to see but its just a shop, you have to queue to get in its very busy inside you can hardly get...More

Thank markpearson35
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February 16, 2018|
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Response from RockyKl | Property representative |
Hi, well behaved dogs are most definitely welcome and will be made a fuss of :)
November 9, 2017|
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Response from RockyKl | Property representative |
Hi, we currently offer this facility to disabled customers or those with special needs. We usually only have a queue at the weekend or during school holidays but if you visit us before 11am the wait is very short.
October 8, 2017|
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Hi, we're currently working on a website :)