• Character Daisy Dodderidge was the builder and first landlady of the Leaky Cauldron (WoM). Daisy wanted to create a gateway between the Muggle world and Diagon Alley. Her inn became famous for its welcoming atmosphere (and for the connection to Diagon Alley, of course) (FW). Read More
• Character Delfina Crimp was a wizarding seamstress in the fifteenth century, famous for inventing the Severing Charm. She was one of the most fashionable dressmaker in London at the time, and pretended to be a muggle.  She was found out by a rival tailor, Snickerton, who spied on her and saw… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Hogsmeade wizarding equiment shop that sells and repairs “magical instruments and stuff,” according to Ron, including Sneakoscopes (PA5). It is located near the end of High Street (GF27). Read More
• Source Weeks pass while Harry and Hermione, the heart gone out of them, concentrate on finding a lead to the sword’s location. At Christmastime, Harry asks to go to Godric’s Hollow for personal reasons and Hermione agrees for quest-related reasons. After planning carefully, they Apparate into Godric’s Hollow in disguise and… Read More
• Source Griphook agrees to help break into Gringotts in exchange for the sword of Gryffindor, which he considers to be rightfully goblin property. Harry and Ron agree in bad faith, planning to retain it until the Horcrux hunt is over. Lupin arrives to announce the birth of his son Teddy and to… Read More
• Source HRH flee the Death Eaters by Apparating to Tottenham Court Road. Hermione’s handbag turns out to have hidden depths (undetectable extension charm), and HRH go to a Muggle café to plan their next move. Dolohov and Rowle arrive, they duel, and after cleaning up Harry recommends hiding out in Grimmauld… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Diagon Alley is a magically-hidden, wizarding shopping street located behind the Leaky Cauldron in central London, just off Charing Cross Road. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Diagon Alley cafes are small, unnamed eateries offering a variety of food and drink for wizarding shoppers. When Harry spent several weeks in Diagon Alley before his third year, he ate his meals (except for breakfast) at these assorted cafes. The cafes had “brightly colored umbrellas” over their tables outside, which… Read More
• Place A number of shops and peddlers in Knockturn Alley deal in items of dubious origin, including fingernails, poisonous candles. and giant black spiders (CS4). In 1998, with Voldemort fully in charge of the Ministry of Magic, a number of Diagon Alley shops closed and were replaced by nondescript shops… Read More
• Place There have always been street peddlers on Diagon Alley, and shoppers have always had reason to be wary of them (such as when “Honest Willy Wagstaff” managed to sell substandard wands and loose-bottomed cauldrons a few years back (DP1). However, once Voldemort returned, wizards looking to capitalize on the public… Read More
• Source July 31, 1998 The Daily Prophet Price: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MUGGLES NOT AS STUPID AS WE THINK, SAYS MINISTRY REPORT Report tells that Muggles notice things like “crop circles,” which are really entries in the Annual International Wizard Gardening Competition‘s… Read More
• Source Oct 1st, 1999The Daily ProphetPrice: 7 Knuts Page 1 – Headlines: MINISTRY IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS Plans to restrict Hallowe’en celebrations, the one time of year wizards can be “out and about” without arousing the suspicions of Muggles, were announced by Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge. Read More
• Common items The Dragot is the wizarding currency of the United States (Pm). The symbol for the Dragot is a stylized capital D with a line through it (WFT). Read More
• Character Aberforth Dumbledore was a tall, thin, grumpy-looking old man with a great deal of long grey hair and a beard (OP16). Like his famous brother Albus, he wore glasses (HBP12) and had blue eyes (DH). Aberforth was the barkeep at the Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade (EBF) and was… Read More