Brew Your Own Potions at the Root of Magic in Glasgow!

A café in Glasgow, Scotland, is ready for patrons to enjoy a drink – or brew a potion, if they’d like. Glasgow Live reports that the Root of Magic has both a café for treats (from its take on a butterbeer to cake) and a secret classroom in which to brew a few potions. How cool is that?

Tucked away [at] 110 Hope Street, [a] one[-]minute walk from Central Station, lies an enchanted place that allows you to unleash your inner witch or wizard.

The unique store, which has received its ‘Good To Go’ award from Visit Scotland, houses a coffee shop serving up wizarding treats alongside a secret potions class area where kids of all ages can brew their own concoction to take home.



The potions classes are intended for those ages four and up. Kids get their own class, while the adult-oriented class features cocktail mixing. Classes are available to book now for October, and Glasgow Live adds that social distancing guidelines are being followed.

Tables are set up for groups of four, and you’ll have your table for 45 minutes. Larger groups can be accommodated too; simply get in touch in advance.

To follow government guidelines, social distancing is in place at [t]he Root of Magic.

During each session, no more than three families will be in at any one time, and when you arrive, you will be asked to use [the] hand sanitiser provided. Staff, or professors, will be wearing visors and gloves, and during your time, you will be provided with your own safe space to enjoy your experience.

Once you’re done, the Root of Magic also stocks official Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise.

For more information on the Root of Magic, you can visit its website or its Facebook page.

Have you been to the Root of Magic? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.