• 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 A witch in Paisley wrote to Harry shortly after his interview with The Quibbler, announcing Voldemort’s return – in fact, this long letter was the first one Harry received that said its author believed him (OP26). With about 70,000 residents, Paisley is one of the largest towns in Scotland,… 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
• Place 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
• Rooms, chambers, and floors The Pentagram Office is a large hall of impressive size inside MACUSA Headquarters, arranged for parliamentary debating. There is a large 5-pointed star, or pentagram, painted on the floor. 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
• 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
• 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
• Towns Portree is a small harbor town on the Isle of Skye, one of the Inner Hebrides islands off the northwest coast of Scotland. It is also the home of the Pride of Portree, a member of the British and Irish Quidditch League (QA7). Read More
• Place A 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
• 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
• 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
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Pumpkins R Us is a specialty pumpkin-growing business, run by Dagbert Pips (DP4)… 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