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A Ravenclaw's perfect day in Melbourne

To celebrate the return of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we've put together a full-day itinerary for Ravenclaws in Melbourne

By Time Out in association with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
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Yes, they’re smart, but there’s more to Ravenclaws than just that. The Sorting Hat looks for creativity, curiosity and a strong work ethic to send people into the hallowed Ravenclaw Tower. Full of curious alleyways, erudite museums and the world’s greatest bookstore, Melbourne is the perfect city for those who look good in blue and bronze.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has reopened in Melbourne – a groundbreaking two-part live theatre show you can see right now at the Princess Theatre. To celebrate, take yourself out on a full-day adventure based on your Hogwarts house: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw.

A Ravenclaw day out in Melbourne

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  • Things to do
  • Carlton

World’s. Best. Bookstore. If that doesn’t get your Ravenclaw heart racing, nothing will. Occupying the same Carlton landmark building since 1969, Readings is packed to the gills with Australian and international books on every topic under the sun. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Vietnamese
  • Melbourne
  • price 1 of 4

You can have an express lunch here in 45 minutes (Wednesday-Friday only) to get you well fed and back to your books quicksmart. We reckon Annam head chef Jerry Mai, whose creativity and passion for cooking keep the flavours here fresh and vibrant, would count herself among Ravenclaw House’s long list of distinguished women.

  • Attractions
  • Libraries
  • Melbourne

After a nearly $90 million renovation, this temple to learning is the most Ravenclaw of all of Melbourne’s spaces. Learn all about this fascinating building, play a round of chess, or just find a nook in the gorgeously refurbished Ian Potter Queen’s Hall reading room and let your imagination soar.

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  • Hotels
  • Luxury hotels
  • Melbourne
  • price 3 of 4

No late nights for you, Ravenclaws – rest that brain of yours so you’ll be refreshed for more learning tomorrow. The place to do it is the Sofitel – book a room on one of the upper floors to remind you of the lofty heights of Ravenclaw Tower. Rooms are beautiful, classy and with a view for the ages – just like Rowena Ravenclaw.

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