• Place A street located in Clapham, London, which at number two is home to Sturgis Podmore (OP14). There are two streets by this name in London – one is in Enfield, while the other is in Croydon. (Clapham Common is in Lambeth.)… Read More
• Place “Loch” is a Gaelic word meaning “lake”, that usually is applied to lakes in Scotland. lakes and lochs found in the series: Lake Windermere Loch Lomond Loch Ness the Hogwarts lake Voldemort’s Inferi-filled lake in a seaside cave An unnamed Scottish loch with a tiny island, where Harry and Hermione… Read More
• Place When slandering Elphias Doge in a newspaper interview, Rita Skeeter claimes that he’s gone completely crazy, and thought that he was sitting at the bottom of Lake Windermere, and that she should watch out for trout (DH1). Read More
• Place Lancashire was the site of a Quidditch match in 1385 that didn’t go too well for the local team; a team from Cork beat them soundly and the fans of the Lancashire team chased them out of town (QA8). Lancashire is a county in northwestern England, which contains Blackpool Pier… Read More
• Place A street in the town of Millburn and, at number seventeen, home to Stuart Jones – an eight-year-old Muggle fan of J.K. Rowling, who writes to her in the FAQ – Other Stuff section of her website. Read More
• Pubs and inns The Leaky Cauldron is a wizarding pub located on Charing Cross Road in London. Index to this page Introduction Inside the Leaky Cauldron Clientele More information Map of Diagon Alley Photo Essay: Searching for the Leaky Cauldron Introduction Built by Daisy Dodderidge around 1500 “to serve as a gateway… Read More
• Caves and vaults The Lestrange family vault is a high security vault in Gringotts Wizarding Bank. A dragon guards its entrance and rather than just placing a finger on the vault door, a goblin must place his entire palm to the door in order to open it. The vault is filled with gold, the fake… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The top floor of the Ministry of Magic’s headquarters. This level is the location of the offices of the Minister for Magic and other administrative staff (DH12, 13). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places Houses the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (OP7, DH12). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Floor at the Ministry of Magic headquarters which houses the Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes and its divisions, including Obliviator Headquarters, the Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee, and the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad (OP7). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Floor of the Ministry of Magic Headquarters housing the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures (OP7). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Houses the Department of Magical Games and Sports. This floor is has a rather unkempt look and Quidditch posters unevenly stuck on the corridor walls (OP7). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Level eight of the Ministry of Magic consists of the entry atrium and a corridor lined with twenty or more lifts (OP7). Read More
• Mysterious places • Rooms, chambers, and floors The level of the Ministry of Magic housing the Department of Mysteries (OP7). The Department of Mysteries is accessed via the lifts from the Atrium. A simple, bare corridor leads to a plain black door. This door opens into the circular room with twelve plain, black, handleless doors all… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors This level is old and can only be reached by the stairs to the left of the door which leads to the Department of Mysteries on Level Nine (OP7). The courtrooms are accessed along dungeon-like corridors of rough stone are lined with sturdy wooden doors and hard benches (… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The Hogwarts library contains tens of thousands of books on thousands of shelves (PS12). Included in its many sections is an Invisibility Section (CS11), a section with information about dragons (PS14), and a Restricted Section at the back, set off with a rope. A signed note from… Read More
• Countries A tiny, mountainous country located between Austria and Switzerland, Liechtenstein is home to only about 33,000 people. Though it has not played a central role in Muggle history, it did have a place in wizarding history: the warlocks of Liechtenstein refused to join the International Confederation of Wizards… Read More
• Countries Country in Northern Europe, home of the Gorodok Gargoyles quidditch team (QA8)… Read More
• Place A famous port town on the western coast of England, Liverpool was the site of a Celestina Warbeck concert in 1999 (DP). As late ticket-holders raced to the event, there was a three-broom crash over the Mersey River, which runs through Liverpool. Read More
• Place Perhaps the most famous loch in Scotland, we know that Loch Lomond is home to merpeople because Mirabella Plunkett fell in love with a merman from Loch Lomond (fw65). Read More
• Place Loch Ness is, of course, the home of the Loch Ness Monster – actually a kelpie that prefers to take the form of a sea serpent. Loch Ness is the largest loch in Scotland, and its famous monster has gotten the Ministry of Magic in trouble for repeatedly breaking the… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors Lockhart’s office is located on the second-floor of Hogwarts castle. The walls are filled with photos of Lockhart; there are even some that are signed (CS7). The photos are brightened by the “light of many candles” in the evenings (CS7). Lockhart has stacks of photographs on his desk, ready… Read More
• Cities Located in southeastern England, London is one of the largest and most famous cities in the world. For Muggles, it is the center of British commerce and government, and for wizards and witches things are no different. We know of more wizarding places in London than anywhere else in Britain,… Read More
• Muggle places The underground railway system in London is commonly referred to as the Underground or the “tube.” Though the names of the stations are never specified, Harry has taken the Underground three times: On Harry’s first trip to London, he and Hagrid took the underground from an unknown surface train station (likely Paddington, though there are… Read More
• Houses and addresses Home of Neville Longbottom, his Gran Augusta Longbottom and various other relatives (PS7). Read More
• Creatures' homes, lairs, and territories • Regions, counties, and territories One of the southern United States located at the mouth of the Mississippi River on the Gulf of Mexico. Read More
• Houses and addresses On a hillside some miles from the Burrow in south Devon lies a cylindrical house shaped like a giant chess rook – the home of Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood, and also the main office of the Quibbler. Predictably, the place is rather, er, eccentric, with perfectly circular rooms and curved furniture painted… Read More
• Place A fictitious town in Scotland, Lowercroft is the home of Nicola Wells, a fifteen-year-old Muggle fan of J.K. Rowling who writes to her in the FAQ – About Me section of her website.  Nicola lives at number 25, Wildbrook Crescent. Read More
• Place A tiny European country sandwiched between France, Germany, and Belgium, Luxembourg had a Quidditch team that slaughtered Scotland’s team in the World Cup playoffs of 1994, according to Charlie Weasley (GF5). Bigonville is also located in Luxembourg. Read More