Which Famous Fictional British Address Should You Definitely Live At?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Famous Fictional British Address Should You Definitely Live At?
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About This Quiz

Home is where the heart is, and if you love stories, then your heart is probably with Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes or the Crawley family—and if it is, then surely it's time for the rest of you to join your heart and set up residence in the same place as your favorite heroes. Fortunately, we're here to help you identify the fictional home that would suit you best!

Of course, you can't really go and live at a fictional residence (except Sherlock Holmes' place, which has been made real by the local council, in a spirit of maximizing the tourist pound wherever possible). Still, you can choose which one would suit you best, based on your personality, lifestyle, who you want to live with and how you prefer to live. For some, this might simply be a pleasant daydream, but for others, it might help in working out what sort of place or lifestyle we'd actually find most suitable. If you're a city person and all you can think about is "Downton Abbey," perhaps it's time to look for a job at the National Trust or Countryside Alliance. If you're currently living in a tiny apartment or you never stand up for yourself, perhaps you can take inspiration from Eric Wimp, resident of 29 Acacia Road, who enjoys a nice-sized house and regularly metamorphoses into a kickass superhero.

It's time to find the home that works for you — and perhaps, get inspired to make a real-life change to a house like it, or a life a little more like its owner. Let's get started!

Question 1 How much space is too much?
Over 2,000 square feet
Over 800 square feet
Over 1,200 square feet
No amount is too much!

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Question 2 What do you do for a living?
Sales
Police
Student
Farming

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Question 3 What fictional British character would you prefer to have as a roommate?
Hermione Granger
Dr. Watson
Doctor Who
Flash Gordon

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Question 4 What sort of pet lives with you?
Owl
I don't have time or space for a pet, alas.
Cat
Many dogs

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Question 5 How much does neighbourhood safety matter to you?
It's the most important thing.
I don't care about that.
I care somewhat about that.
I don't really worry as long as I have a good fence.

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Question 6 What's the best way to get to (or from) your house?
Car
Underground
Bus
Horse

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Question 7 Besides your usual identity, do you have any additional identities?
I'm a wizard or witch.
Nope, just the one.
I'm a superhero.
I'm a lord.

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Question 8 Which family members will live with you in the fictional house?
Three awful ones, sadly
None will!
My parents will.
All of them plus their spouses

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Question 9 What sort of neighbour would you be keen to avoid?
Trashy ones
I don't notice my neighbours.
Loud ones
Townie people who don't understand the countryside

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Question 10 If you were a superhero, where would you change into your costume?
At school
Probably in the bathroom
I'd do it wherever I was!
Somewhere on my large estate

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Question 11 What is the finest architectural period in British history?
1987 only! Great year!
Edwardian
Post-war
Georgian

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Question 12 Which London Tube line is the best one?
Piccadilly, because it gets you out of town
Bakerloo
Circle Line
I don't take the Tube.

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Question 13 Do you like knowing all the neighbours?
I love it!
Nope
I like most of them, so yes.
I prefer it!

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Question 14 Is it better to own or rent?
Owning is better once you know where you want to be.
Rent—more flexibility!
Either is fine.
Owning is the only way to go!

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Question 15 How would you describe your preferred interior design aesthetic?
Whatever is fashionable
Cluttered
Cheap
Elegant and traditional

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Question 16 What sort of party do you intend to host in your home?
Dinner party
I don't entertain at home.
Disco
Weekend house party

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Question 17 Is there a food item that you always keep in stock?
Healthy snacks
No, I can barely keep coffee in stock!
Bananas
I keep it all, just in case!

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Question 18 What do you like to see from your window?
Neatly-manicured lawns
I don't look out the window.
My neighbours
Countryside

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Question 19 Are you originally British?
Of course, since before the war
I don't know, actually.
Not entirely
Yes, going back 500 years

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Question 20 What activity will be absolutely prohibited in your home?
Anything illegal
Socializing
Being mean
Being a bad sport

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Question 21 Which type of local villain might cause you to get on the warpath?
Someone who paints their house an antisocial colour
Murderers, bank robbers, etc.
Bullies!
Evil property developer

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Question 22 What is your preferred reading material?
Gossip magazines
Newspapers
Comic books
Biographies of historical leaders

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Question 23 If you money were no object, where would you go on your dream vacation?
Greece
New York
Kenya
Fiji

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Question 24 A well-meaning relative gives you a housewarming gift, but sadly, the gift is hideous. What happens to it?
It goes into storage, and it comes out whenever they come over.
I regift it.
It gets broken in a tragic "accident."
It goes in a guest room where I never have to see it, but they can see it when they visit.

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Question 25 What is the main purpose of a garden, in your view?
To show off to the neighbours
No idea. I don't want one.
To play football and host barbecues!
It's there to be beautiful, to relax in, and to host events in.

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Question 26 Something in the house is broken, but you can fix it without any help. What is it?
The curtain is torn.
The radiator needs bleeding.
I can fix anything. The roof could come in and I'd fix it.
A fuse has blown.

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Question 27 Which non-British country might you like to live in someday?
I would never live overseas.
China
France
New Zealand

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Question 28 What one feature might you like to change about your new fictional residence?
I would like it to be a little bigger than the neighbours' houses.
I wouldn't change a thing.
I'd love a conservatory.
I would make it smaller.

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Question 29 What item from a British book or movie would you like to have in your house?
Wand
Magnifying glass
Cape
Narnia wardrobe

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Question 30 Who will do the cooking in the house?
I will!
There will be no cooking in the house.
Parents
Professional chef

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