As authentic and true to the world of J.K. Rowling as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando may be… let’s face it, it’s still built on a hot, humid slice of Floridian land. More to the point, it’s American land, and if you really want the truest Hogwarts experience that money can buy, it makes perfect sense that you’ve got to go to the U.K. In an effort to
cash in celebrate Harry Potter mania, the 163-year-old Georgian House Hotel near London’s Victoria Station has now started to include replica Hogwarts rooms as well as personalized “wizarding packages,” which include a tour of the major landmarks from the Harry Potter film series as well as a trip to the Warner Bros Studio for The Making of Harry Potter Tour.
Special guest rooms will include trunks, potion bottles, cauldrons and spell books, so you can pretend to be part of the House of your choice: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw. Of course, this journey into the magical realms for regular old muggles like us comes at quite the hefty price tag. Prices start at £249 per night in some of the smaller “Wizard Chambers”, which houses three people, but it can go as high as £363 a night for the five-person room. Speaking to The Mirror, Georgian House Hotel partner Serena von der Heyde said, “The Georgian House Hotel places great emphasis on welcoming families and I really wanted to create something fun for young visitors.” My bet is it’s not just gonna be the young visitors that are going to be all over this one, but muggles of all ages.
Would you be willing to make the trek to England to have the authentic Hogwarts experience? Let us know in the comments below!
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