Where do Britain’s fairies live? We’ll never know for sure, because fairies are such secretive, reclusive creatures. However, clues can be found by looking out for their fairy doors -- magical portals into the miniature realms.
Fairy doors can be found all over the country. Sometimes, you’ll find one concealed on the side of a street tree or fence post; more often, you’ll encounter them on woodland trails. They always come with a sparkle of magic that kids love.
Have you spotted a fairy door? Have your children noticed any? We’re trying to map as many as we can, from tiny doors on street trees to whole fairy villages within visitor attractions. When the map is complete, you’ll be able to use it to discover further doors near you. They’re more widespread than you might think!
Although originally from the Midlands, and trained as a biochemist, Matt has somehow found himself writing about London for a living. He's a former editor and long-time contributor to Londonist.com and has written several books about the capital. He's also the father of two preschoolers.