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My Night At London's Harry Potter Hotel As Told By Snapchat

The Room of Requirement IRL.

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1. The Georgian House Hotel in Victoria, London, is pleased to say that it is perfectly normal, thank you very much.

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It's the last place you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious.

4. So I obviously had to stay there.

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I mean, if I could look into the Mirror of Erised I would just see me surrounded by as much Harry Potter-themed stuff as wizardly possible. My fellow BuzzFeed writer, Daniel Dalton, headed out with me to try another room out for himself.

5. The Wizard Chambers are pretty damn cool.

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The keys are owls, there was reading material in the room, and Harry Potter movies could be rented from reception.

7. It doesn't give you full access to the rest of the Wizarding World.

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OK, full disclosure: I did not actually try to flush myself to the ministry. So you know, it might actually work, we'll never know.

8. But does offer packages including trips to the Warner Brothers Studios and a Potter-themed London walking tour.

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Both are great, but a trip to the studio means stocking up on Wizarding sweets.

14. The decor was on point.

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The Wizard Chambers aren't technically Harry Potter ~branded~, but that was kind of nice because they felt a bit more authentic and less over-the-top than they might have otherwise.

15. And the toilets were very nice.

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Considering the fact that Hogwarts toilets tend to be ghost and troll infested portals to underground crypts, I was both disappointed and relieved by this.

17. And owl post apparently isn't a thing in central London.

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I tried to return to sender but the only owl in the room turned out to be wooden.


18. But I did find a cauldron under my bed for emergency brewing purposes.

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Sleeping in a new bed is hard, so it's always nice to be able to whip up a quick Sleeping Draught.

Want a more in-depth look at the Wizarding Chambers experience? Daniel Dalton wrote a masterpiece about his adventures in the room above me: This Is What It's Like To Stay In The "Harry Potter" Hotel.

More about the Wizard Chambers at the Georgian House Hotel here.

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