Muggles rejoice – we’ve found your perfect holiday locations

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Harry Potter fans, get excited. You can now book a magical stay at a selection of Fantastic Beasts themed properties

The release of Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is fast approaching (November 17 – in case you were wondering) and Harry Potter fans all over the world (us included) are bursting with excitement. For this reason, our hearts and minds exploded a little when we saw that Booking.com had shared a list of five Fantastic Beasts themed properties and, er…where to find them. Check them out below and start packing!

The Grove, Chandler’s Cross, UK

If you’re looking to live the full Harry Potter experience, why not book a stay at The Grove? This five-star hotel is only a philosopher’s stone’s throw away from filming location of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts: Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England. At The Grove, guests can enjoy elegant and spacious rooms, 300-acres of magical parkland, luxurious spa, 18-hole golf course and two swimming pools. You can also join in on one of Leavesden Studios’ Harry Potter tours.

More details here.

BridgeStreet Apartments at Liverpool ONE, Liverpool, UK

Another major filming location for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was Liverpool, England. For the film, the city was transformed into magical 1920s New York City. Embrace the magic this location has to offer by staying at the BridgetStreet Apartments at Liverpool ONE. It offers impressive views of the Liverpool city centre and modern interiors from a fully furnished kitchen to elegant bathrooms. Moreover, it’s only a five-minute walk to the centre of Liverpool, including the infamous St. George’s Hall, so apparition spells and other methods of magical transportation can be left at home.

More details here.

Georgian House Hotel, London, UK

For muggles who have ever wondered what it would be like to sleep like a wizard, the Wizard Chamber at the Georgian House Hotel, London can transport guests into a world full of magic and marvel. Concealed behind a bookcase door, curious guests will enjoy venturing to the Wizard Chamber of this 19th-century hotel. Created to conjure a mysterious and gothic feel, each room features faux castle details such as stained glass windows, stone walls, archways, trunks, cauldrons, four-poster beds hung with velvet curtains and an abundance of other curious artefacts. Wood burning stoves, cauldrons in fireplaces and tapestries complete the look.

More details here.

The St. Regis, New York City, New York, USA

Filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them may not have taken place in New York City, but the movie still captures the charm and hustle of America during the 1920s. The St. Regis is one of New York's most distinctive 1920s buildings; it captures that same charm, but with modern amenities. Guest rooms provide flat-screen TVs, seating areas with sofas and desks with minibars and refrigerators. The ideally situated five-star hotel only a short walk from other classic New York City landmarks including the Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Centre, Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building.

More details here

The Chatwal, New York City, New York, USA

Guests won’t find any fantastic beasts at this sophisticated New York City landmark that evokes the glamorous 1920s. But they will find that their every desire is fulfilled with luxurious rooms – each serviced with personal butler service, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and 400-thread-count linens and down duvets. Guests of The Chatwal are also invited to step back in time with a visit to their bar, which serves classic cocktails from the roaring 20s. 

More details here.

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Written By Stephanie Nuzzo
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