• Source Harry spends the weekend in hospital, Lupin returns to class and tells Harry about dementors, and Fred and George give Harry the Marauder’s Map. Harry uses a secret passage to join Ron and Hermione in Hogsmeade, they overhear a teachers’ conversation, and learn that Black is believed to have betrayed… Read More
• Source Harry tries to decide what to do, the Knight Bus arrives, and he asks to be taken to London. En route Harry learns about Sirius Black. He is met by Cornelius Fudge at Diagon Alley and installed in a room at the Leaky Cauldron.  … Read More
• Source Harry enjoys his new-found freedom, purchases his school supplies, and meets with Hermione and Ron. Hermione buys Crookshanks after the cat takes after Ron’s Scabbers. Back at the Leaky Cauldron, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking about the danger he is in. Read More
• Oceans and seas The Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean in the world, is one of the natural habitats of the sea serpent (FB). Read More
• Railway places Though the Hogwarts Express always travels out of King’s Cross Station in London, Paddington Station – another major rail hub for the city – is also mentioned once in the books: on Harry’s eleventh birthday, after touring Diagon Alley, Hagrid took Harry here so he could catch a train back… Read More
• Place Found in the southwestern region of England, Painswick is a small, historic English village. A crowd of 300 gathered here in 1836, though, to watch Xavier Rastrick tap-dance – a performance made famous when he vanished in the middle of it and was never seen or heard from again (fw). Read More
• Place Sandwiched along the Indian Ocean between Iran, Afghanistan, and India, Pakistan is a densely populated, largely Muslim country with both mountains and hundreds of miles of coastline. It is one of several countries in this region of the world that prefer flying carpets to brooms, and so where… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Located in the village near the Burrow (presumably Ottery St. Catchpole), the paper shop is a Muggle shop that Fred and George enjoy visiting, because there’s a pretty Muggle girl who works there who enjoys Fred’s card tricks (HBP16). Read More
• Countries Papua New Guinea, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean just north of Australia, is one of many places home to the Lethifold. We know this thanks to a rare written account from a Lethifold victim, Flavius Belby, who was attacked by one while on holiday in Papua New Guinea… Read More
• Cities Despite being one of the largest and most famous cities in the world, Paris is rarely mentioned as a part of the wizarding world, though presumably it is as significant for French wizards as London is for their British counterparts. We do know, however, that Gladrags Wizardwear has a location… Read More
• Quidditch places • Wilderness areas The Patagonian desert is in Argentina and was the location for the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm). Read More
• Cities Home to the Patonga Proudsticks, a Quidditch team on the rise in world competition (QA8), Patonga (or Patongo) is a small town in Uganda.  … Read More
• Towns A small town in southeastern Scotland, Peebles was one of the places Harry and Ron flew over in the Ford Anglia on their way to Hogwarts. We know this because Angus Fleet, a Muggle who lived in Peebles, was reported in the Daily Prophet as having spotted the car (… Read More
• Countries Peru is the most Quidditch-crazed country in South America, and even has an internationally acclaimed team in Tarapoto, though its national team was flattened by that of Ireland in the World Cup semifinals in 1994 (GF5). Peru is also the natural habitat of the Peruvian Vipertooth dragon (FB), and… Read More
• Place Place de Furstemberg is a small square in Paris, France. The trees in the center of the square provide entrance to the French Ministry of Magic. “Queenie approaches the trees in the middle of the square. She coughs. The roots of the trees rise up and form a birdcage elevator… Read More
• Page Separated from Muggles since 1689, the Wizarding world has grown and developed independently from the rest of society, though it still parallels it in many ways. For the most part, Wizarding places today are kept well-hidden from Muggle eyes. Some exist within Muggle places, like Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters hidden in King’s… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A room located in the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine of the Ministry of Magic (OP35)… Read More
• Railway places • Wizarding places In northwestern London lies Kings Cross Station, a Muggle railway station that is one of the busiest in the city. It’s a perfectly ordinary station, with big plastic numbers over each track and guards who have never heard of Hogwarts School (PS6). However, every September 1,… Read More
• Place There is a playground in Little Whinging, where Dudley and his friends like to break the swings and where Harry spent a lot of time sitting and thinking the summer after he watched Voldemort’s return and the murder of Cedric Diggory (OP1). There is also a playground near Spinner’s… Read More
• Source Essay: Number Four, Privet Drive Rowling discusses the terms ‘privet’ and ‘whinging,’ the number four, and the similarity between the house in the books and her childhood home in Winterbourne. Read More
• Place A large country just east of Germany in Europe, Poland was the home of Josef Wronski, the most famous Seeker in Quidditch history. His local team was also based out of Poland, in the town of Grodzisk (QA8). Read More
• Place Though located in Great Hangleton, this ‘dark and dingy’ police station also serves Little Hangleton, and was the place Frank Bryce was taken for questioning after the Riddles were found dead. Frank was later released, of course, when the coroner could find no cause of death for the family members… Read More
• Cities Portsmouth fairly large city and naval port town on England’s southern coast, Portsmouth was also the home of Elias Grimstone, who in 1879 made the first Oakshaft 79 broomstick (QA9). Read More
• Place A small country in southwest Europe bordered only by Spain, Portugal is home to the Portuguese Long-Snout dragon. Though not mentioned in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a sketch of the Portuguese Long-Snout can be found in the pages of Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit,… Read More
• Place We have run into a number of post offices, both wizarding and Muggle: A Muggle post office on the town square in Godric’s Hollow, that is darkened when Harry and Hermione walk by on Christmas Eve, 1997 (DH16) The only wizarding post office we ever hear of is in Hogsmeade where… Read More
• Place   Aside from train stations, this funny-looking London icon, now known as the London Telecom Tower, is the only real-life Muggle building specifically mentioned in the books. Harry and Ron probably didn’t have any idea what the building was when they flew over in the flying Ford Anglia (CS5), though… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Potions classes are held in a dungeon classroom, large enough to hold at last twenty students, their cauldrons, and their work tables. The classroom is quite cold, especially in the winter, when students can see their breath. There are pickled animals in glass jars along the walls (PS8). There… Read More
• Houses and addresses Found in Godric’s Hollow and once home to James, Lily, and Harry Potter, this cottage was destroyed in 1981 when Voldemort, after killing James and Lily, attempted to kill Harry as well and his Killing Curse rebounded, destroying his body and blasting off the corner of the building. Today the… Read More
• Historical events A memorial statue of the Potter family found in Godric’s Hollow to commemorate the deaths of James and Lily, and the survival of baby Harry. Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places A very nice private bathroom reserved for Hogwarts prefects. Read More
• Place We know of at least two wizarding prisons: Azkaban, where the Ministry of Magic keeps its outlaws, and Nurmengard, which was built by Gellert Grindelwald to hold his enemies during his rise to power. Read More
• Place Though its location is unknown, this private hospital is where the Dursleys took Dudley to have his tail removed. We do know that the hospital was in London, because this was the excuse Vernon gave for being willing to take Harry to King’s Cross Station to begin his first year… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Privet Drive is a “perfectly ordinary” Muggle street in Little Whinging, Surrey, lined with boring, boxy houses. It is also, at number four home to the Dursley family, as well as – for many years, at least – Harry Potter (PS2). A neighboring house is number seven (OP1). Read More
• Glossary Short for “public house”; an establishment where alcohol is sold and drunk. U.S.: a bar. Read More
• Place We know of a number of pubs in the wizarding world: The Green Dragon The Hanged Man, a Muggle pub in Little Hangleton The Hog’s Head, in Hogsmeade The Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley The Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade A Muggle pub near the visitors’ entrance to the Ministry of Magic… Read More
• Place The Great Fire of London in 1666 started on this street, though there is some debate whether it began in a bakery or the basement of a neighboring house, where legend holds a young dragon was being kept (JKR). Read More
• Place The Puddlemere United, Dumbledore’s favorite Quidditch team, calls this town home (QA7). Curiously, there is no town named Puddlemere in Muggle Britain, although there is Puddletown… Read More
• Gardens and farms • Hogwarts castle and grounds A small pumpkin patch behind Hagrid’s hut and enclosed by a fence (CS7, PA21). Read More
• Place An old abandoned department store in Muggle London, Purge and Dowse Ltd. is actually a false front that prevents Muggles from seeing St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries (OP22). This department store must have sat abandoned for years, with people disappearing into it all the time. St. Read More
• Monuments The famous pyramids in Egypt were protected largely by spells cast by ancient wizards – the Weasley family toured some of them when they visited the country in the summer of 1994, where they saw, among other things, mutant skeletons of Muggles who had broken in and “grown extra heads… Read More