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Lifestyle Inside London's Harry Potter-style bar where you mix your own cocktails in a cauldron and pour beers using a magic wand

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Guests dress up in robes and are given a cauldron to mix their own drinks. They even get a magic wand to get beer from a "tree of life."

  • We went to London's wizarding bar The Cauldron.
  • Guests dress up in robes and are given a cauldron to mix their own drinks.
  • Cocktails at The Cauldron are called potions.
  • It opened as pop-up and has plans to become a permanent bar.
  • The experience costs £29.99 and includes three drinks.

Wizarding bar The Cauldron is a fantasy book lover's dream.

Guests dress up in robes and are given a cauldron to mix their own drinks. They even get a magic wand to get beer from their "tree of life."

Cocktails (called "potions") are made using traditional ingredients like elderflower and lavender, but also unusual ones like dry ice, or a secret Indonesian flower.

"The potions behave in different ways according to what you put in them and how you make them," The Cauldron manager David Duckworth told Business Insider. "It basically stems from molecular mixology."

The Cauldron also grows its own herbs and plants including basil, thyme, mandrake, and monkey jars.

Guests can purchase a wand to take home for £20.

The Cauldron opened as pop-up after a successful Kickstarter campaign and has plans to become a permanent bar.

"I’m a huge science and fantasy fiction geek. I was studying programming and design and I wanted to make what I was reading about in fantasy books real," The Cauldron CEO Matthew Cortland told Business Insider.

The experience costs £29.99 and includes three drinks.

Produced and filmed by Claudia Romeo

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