Listen up, Harry Potter fans. Times may be tough, but we can always escape into the world of JK Rowling’s boy wizard, plus frankly it’s never a bad time find out if you’re a Hufflepuff or not.
Take our essential Sorting Hat quiz to find out which of the four houses of Hogwarts you belong to. Because, anybody who knows their wizarding stuff knows that the houses – that’s Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin – aren't just for organising broomstick-based sports teams. They go beyond quidditch: they’re a way of life. The Sorting Hat isn’t random: it sees deep into your soul to define – once and for all – which house is yours to stake a claim to.
That definitely 100% entirely goes for this particular Sorting Hat quiz, which was written to celebrate the launch of Jack Thorne and JK Rowling’s play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ back in 2016 – and it’s the only one giving you the chance to get your London life sorted in the process. Answer the 11 city-based questions below and KAPOW: like magic, your existence in the capital will suddenly make sense.
Alas, it’s about the closest you’re going to get to the play at the moment: Palace Theatre proprietor Nica Burns has confirmed it will not be possible to reopen the large-scale show until social distancing is over. But for that vicarious thrill, do check out our review of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, and if you’d like a deeper Potter hit, check out Time Out’s guide to Harry Potter things to do in London – so you can start planning those wizarding day trips for when we’re all allowed back out again.