Central London Hotel Draws Harry Potter Fans With "Wizard Chambers"


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Gregorian Hotel in Central London has Harry Potter-themed rooms (Credit: Gregorian Hotel)

Though the last book of the spectacular Harry Potter series was released seven years ago in 2007, the young wizard continues to be extremely popular with both kids and adults. Over the years, Potter fans have been able to experience numerous aspects of the young wizard's life, right down to his favorite drink - Butterbeer. Now thanks to a British hotel, they can also spend a night in the wizard's Hogwarts Castle dormitory room.

The four-star Gregorian House Hotel in Central London, which recently revealed its two "Wizard Chambers", is ideally suited to reproduce J.K. Rowling's school of wizardry. That's because the hotel, which is still run by the descendants of the original owners, dates all the way back to 1851. And though it has been retrofitted with modern amenities, not much has been done to its external appearance.

The Wizard Chambers resembles the Hogwarts dormitory (Credit: Gregorian Hotel)

According to Serena von der Heyde, partner at the 163-year-old hotel, the idea originated as a way to create a kid-friendly environment in a hotel that is well-known for its staid Victoria Classic and Belgravia Boutique rooms.

The "Wizard Chambers" that have been refinished to resemble the Hogwarts dormitory rooms are furnished with everything a wizard fan could dream of - four-poster beds, potion bottles, cauldrons, spell books, and even battered trunks. In order to make them appear even more magical, the hotel owners have added their own special touches that include placing a wand in the hands of the Mona Lisa painting that adorns one of the chambers.

The Wizard Chambers can slee up to five guests (Credit: Gregorian Hotel)

As you may have guessed, these unique accommodations are not cheap. The rooms that include breakfast cost about $350 USD for two people. The good news is that kids occupying the same room pay only an additional $40 each. Given that the bigger "Wizard Chamber" can sleep up to five, the overall cost is palatable for families that are avid Potter fans. Special packages include a "Muggle Walking Tour" that takes fans through areas of the city where parts of the movies were filmed or a visit to Warner Bros. Studios, home of the Harry Potter sets, and props.

Not surprisingly, since the news of the availability of these rooms went viral on October 27th, 2014, the hotel's website has crashed several times. Whether it is because fans are curious to see what these rooms look like or because they are trying to book them for their next visit, is unclear. One thing is for sure - the hotel is certainly generating a lot of buzz amongst Potter fans!

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  • fomaloso-156773974534
    fomaloso-156773974534Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 8:22 pm
    I really want to sleep there!
    • merkatmichaella
      merkatmichaellaMonday, March 29, 2021 at 4:06 pm
      • hufflepufflilly
        hufflepufflillyFriday, March 12, 2021 at 8:55 am
        But where the Hufflepuff room though!! Epic.
        • somegenius
          somegeniusMonday, March 1, 2021 at 10:08 pm
          This is SICK!!! ALso I WOULD NOT stay there. It looks kind of creepy. :(l)
          • wayofthecross
            wayofthecrossThursday, April 1, 2021 at 9:16 am
            Yes it is awesome. The hands are a little creepy though.
          • mad4books
            mad4booksMonday, March 1, 2021 at 5:54 am
            Wow, this is amazing! I'm one of the biggest Harry Potter fans there ever is!!!! I love it! This is amazing!
            • fox1568
              fox1568Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 4:59 am
              Wow I love harry potter and I think that that is super idea for fans.
              • dream_beyond
                dream_beyondTuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:59 am
                • gold3nglare
                  gold3nglareWednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:03 am
                  I would not stay there.
                  • baby_animals
                    baby_animalsTuesday, December 15, 2020 at 8:25 am
                    I love harry potter!
                    • jb9
                      jb9Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 5:08 am
                      Harry Potter fan right here!!!!
                      • horse123456
                        horse123456Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:30 am
                        Pretty cool...