Ever dreamed of sleeping in a Hogwarts dormitory? Here's your chance

A London hotel is offering guests the chance to stay in wizard-style rooms.

Murray Close/Warner Bros./AP
The 'Harry Potter' films star Daniel Radcliffe.

Harry Potter” fans, have you ever dreamed of drifting off to sleep in a Hogwarts-style four-poster bed with your school trunk by your side? Then a hotel in London has you covered.

The Georgian House in London has created what they call "wizard chambers," where guests can stay in two of its rooms that look like the dormitory rooms inhabited by students at the “Potter” magical school Hogwarts. Amenities include that four-poster bed, a school trunk at the foot of the bed, cauldrons, potion bottles, and other decorating touches. 

“Don’t worry, we include full English breakfast in your stay, and not a ghoulish feast of entrails!” the hotel website reads. 

The rooms aren’t the only sign that “Potter” fever isn’t going away anytime soon – publisher Bloomsbury recently announced that it will be celebrating Harry Potter Night in the UK this February and is inviting bookstores, schools, and libraries to participate. “Potter” isn’t disappearing from movie theaters, either; a film trilogy based on “Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which is set in the “Potter” universe, is being made. The first film in the trilogy will debut in 2016.

You've read  of  free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Dear Reader,

About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

If you were to come up with a punchline to a joke about the Monitor, that would probably be it. We’re seen as being global, fair, insightful, and perhaps a bit too earnest. We’re the bran muffin of journalism.

But you know what? We change lives. And I’m going to argue that we change lives precisely because we force open that too-small box that most human beings think they live in.

The Monitor is a peculiar little publication that’s hard for the world to figure out. We’re run by a church, but we’re not only for church members and we’re not about converting people. We’re known as being fair even as the world becomes as polarized as at any time since the newspaper’s founding in 1908.

We have a mission beyond circulation, we want to bridge divides. We’re about kicking down the door of thought everywhere and saying, “You are bigger and more capable than you realize. And we can prove it.”

If you’re looking for bran muffin journalism, you can subscribe to the Monitor for $15. You’ll get the Monitor Weekly magazine, the Monitor Daily email, and unlimited access to CSMonitor.com.

QR Code to Ever dreamed of sleeping in a Hogwarts dormitory? Here's your chance
Read this article in
https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapter-and-verse/2014/1105/Ever-dreamed-of-sleeping-in-a-Hogwarts-dormitory-Here-s-your-chance
QR Code to Subscription page
Start your subscription today
https://www.csmonitor.com/subscribe