• Wizarding culture Galleons are fat gold coins used in the Wizarding World (PS5, HBP13), valued at approximately five British pounds (CR). The serial number identifying the Goblin who cast the coin is stamped around the edge (OP19). Coins of lesser denominations — silver Sickles and bronze Knuts — are also… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops This shop, a favorite of Fred and George, sells a wide variety of tricks and practical joke items. The twins bought Dr. Filibuster’s Fabulous Wet-Start, No-Heat Fireworks here in 1992 (CS4), though of course four years later they were a direct competitor with their own joke shop, Weasleys’ Wizard… Read More
• Food and drinks A type of beer sold at the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, said to have a horrible taste (Pm). Named for Minister of Magic Ulick Gamp, who allowed the famous wizarding tavern to stay open in London after the Statute of Secrecy, and permit the owner to control access to… Read More
• Character Garrick Ollivander is an old wandmaker – “the best” according to British witches and wizards – who who runs Ollivander’s on Diagon Alley (HBP6). He has eerie, moon-like eyes and makes Harry a bit uncomfortable, as he seems just as fascinated by the power of wands used for evil… Read More
• Character George Weasley is one of the seven children of Arthur and Molly Weasley and twin brother to Fred Weasley. The twins are co-owners of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes, a highly successful joke shop in Diagon Alley. About the Weasley Twins: Mischief managed! The Weasley twins are the staunch enemies of pretension, authority, and… Read More
• Character Geraint Ollivander was a great medieval wandmaker (Pm). According to his descendent Garrick Ollivander, he wrote that if someone was chosen by a cypress wand, he knew they would die a heroic death (Pm). Read More
• Character Gervaise Ollivander was a wandmaker and the father of Garrick Ollivander (Pm). According to his son, “You will never fool the cedar carrier” was a phrase he often used to describe owners of cedar wands (Pm). Read More
• Source They arrive at the campsite, erect their tent, tour the camp, meet Ludo Bagman (with whom Fred and George bet on the match), and excitement rises as game time draws near.  … Read More
• Event Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys visit Flourish and Blotts to buy school books. There they discover that Gilderoy Lockhart is signing his new book, Magical Me. When Lockhart spots Harry, he drags the boy up in front of the camera with him and announces the crowd that he will be… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Gladrags Wizardwear is a clothier in Hogsmeade, with additional shops in London and Paris (GF8). Harry visited the shop in 1995, to pick out the craziest socks he could find as a present for Dobby (GF27). Read More
• Character Gladys Boothby created the Moontrimmer racing broom in 1901, but was unable to keep up with commercial demand for it by Quidditch enthusiasts who wanted the broom’s new height-flying features (QA9). Read More
• Event The Ministry of Magic made a decision to leave full control of Gringotts Wizarding Bank in the hands of Goblins. It remained so until a partial takeover by the Death Eaters when Voldemort took control of the Ministry in 1997 (JKR-W3)… Read More
• Character European wand maker who made Krum’s wand (GF18) and retired from business in the late 1980s (DH8). At one time he owned the Elder Wand and bragged about it, but Gindelwald stole it from him in the early 1940s. When Voldemort was tracking the Wand in September of… Read More
• Houses and addresses Located on a street where the houses have high, timbered gables and look “like gingerbread houses,” this was the house where the wand-maker Gregorovitch once lived. Voldemort comes to this house searching for information about the Elder Wand to find Gregorovitch gone; the woman who answers the door instead claims… Read More
• Character The goblin who founded of Gringotts Wizarding Bank in 1474 (FW, WWHP). Read More
• Occupations A team of adventurous bankers from Gringotts who go out into the world breaking the protective Charms and Curses on old forgotten Wizarding treasure troves. Sometimes referred to as Curse-Breakers (PA1, OP29). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Gringotts Wizarding Bank is a goblin-run bank that does business worldwide but is headquartered in Diagon Alley. Introduction Part way down Diagon Alley, near its intersection with Knockturn Alley, stands an imposing snow-white marble building: Gringotts Wizarding Bank (CS4). “Towering over the other shops” (DH26), it is the… Read More