Hogwarts comes alive: London hotel offers Harry Potter-themed rooms!
If you want a glimpse into the life of the wizarding world, a 163-year-old London hotel is offering Harry Potter-themed rooms to fans of the book and film series.Updated: Oct 27, 2014 19:25 IST
If you want a glimpse into the life of the wizarding world, a 163-year-old London hotel is offering Harry Potter-themed rooms to fans of the book and film series.
The Georgian House Hotel near London's Victoria Station has given some of its rooms a gothic feel so guests can pretend they are spending a night in Hogwarts.
There are two "Wizard Chamber" bedrooms that come with a four-poster, "Muggle-size" bed, potion bottles, cauldrons and other themed accessories.
The rooms are available as part of a package that includes a "Muggle walking tour" of London, which takes in filming locations and various places that inspired Harry Potter author J K Rowling, The Telegraph reported.
It is also possible to combine a stay with a Harry Potter studio tour. Guests can take a Harry Potter tour bus from Victoria Station to the Warner Brothers Studio Tour - 'The Making of Harry Potter on the outskirts of Watford'.
The studio has recently opened a new section, dedicated to the "Dark Arts", of which the centre-piece is the restored Malfoy Manor, which became the headquarters for Voldemort and his death eaters in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
It features the eerily realistic, suspended body of Muggle studies teacher Charity Burbage and a replica of Voldemort's pet snake Nagini advancing towards her.
Breakfast is included and the hotel website quips that guests should expect baked beans as opposed to bogey-flavoured Bertie Botts beans.
A package that includes one night's stay inclusive of breakfast in the Wizard Chambers and a Muggle tour costs 249 pounds for two adults.
"I had heard that the Harry Potter studio tour was the most popular attraction in London, and the fact the bus left from Victoria station meant we were in the perfect location for attracting tourists who had come to see the studio," Serena von der Heyde, partner at The Georgian House, told The Independent.
First Published: Oct 27, 2014 18:36 IST