Visit the wand launch installation for a chance to win Fantastic Beasts premiere tickets

12 Oct 2018

On Thursday October 18th, an installation of nine giant wands will be launched for the first time.  The wands will illuminate the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London until November 13th, to help raise awareness for J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity Lumos.

We’re encouraging Wizarding World fans to come and join us from 6am as the installation officially opens, and those that do come down will have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the UK premiere of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in London! 

The installation will be launched by the Grenadier Guards performing a live rendition of music from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, and there will also be wand training sessions to participate in – so don’t forget to bring your wand!


If you plan on attending, please check the weather forecast ahead of time and make sure you are suitably dressed, as it will likely be cold at that time of day.

Standing fifteen feet tall, the wands – bringing to life those belonging to some of the most beloved characters in the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films – are the centrepiece of the new installation, Fantastic Beasts: Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos.  It is set to light up Peter’s Hill every night at 6:45pm, with a short light display to music every 30 minutes, and deluminate at 10:45 pm each evening until 13th November.

Created in association with Lumos as part of the City of London Arts Initiative for public art, the installation also kicks off a series of exciting activities for fans every “Wizarding Wednesday”.  Further information will be available at


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