Turns out you don’t have to wait around for your acceptance letter to sleep in a Hogwarts dorm – well, sort of.
Hidden in central London, close to Victoria station, lays The Gregorian House – a loving 19th-century building with classy Victorian rooms that at a glance could look like any other muggle boutique hotel. But behind a secret entrance, a much more charming journey awaits.
Inspired by the renowned School of Magic, behind a bookcase, a well-hidden passageway leads into a candlelight dungeon waiting to enthrall you into the castle grounds. You think it can be opened by chanting the alohomora spell?
Four wizard’s chambers full of magical details recreate to perfection what being friends with Hermione, Ron, and Harry might look like: stained-glass windows, medieval archways, trunks that might bite, cauldrons in fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, broomsticks, snitches, owl key chains, goblets, potion bottles, or even the full Harry Potter DVD and book collection. In my opinion, everything necessary to make anyone feel like a Gryffindor member right away; sorry Slytherins, it’s only lions in here.
Doesn’t it make you want to jump into the Hogwarts Express immediately? Oh! By the way, rumor has it that a very special surprise is given to you when checking in… An invitation to the Yule Ball, perhaps?
Featured Image Via Gregorian House Hotel