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Nearly all of the locations in the books exist in the Muggle world as well, so how is a ‘Muggle place’ defined? The places below are locations that are mentioned as Muggle places in the books, and that have little or no importance to the wizarding world (so they are decidedly not wizarding places). These especially include places that Harry knew of before he found out he was a wizard, in the first few chapters of PS.

Surrey

  • Little Whinging, where the Dursleys live, and where the houses are described as large and square (OP1).
    • Number four, Privet Drive, the Dursleys’ house
    • Surrounding roads include Magnolia Road, Magnolia Crescent, Wisteria Walk, and an alley
    • Neighbors include Mr. Prentice, Mark Evans, Dudley’s friends, Mrs. Next Door, Mrs. Number Seven, and Mrs. Figg – although she turns out to be a bit more than a Muggle!
  • Grunnings Drill Firm, where Uncle Vernon works
  • Stonewall High, the local comprehensive school
  • the zoo, minus one boa constrictor

London

  • a bakery on Pudding Lane
  • a cafe on Tottenham Court Rd.
  • Charing Cross Road
  • Elephant and Castle
  • a library
  • newsagent’s (variety store in the U.S. editions of the books)
  • Tom Riddle’s orphanage, and the tower block of offices that now stands in its place
  • Paddington Station, including a hamburger restaurant
  • post office tower
  • private hospital
  • Purge and Dowse, Ltd.(closed)
  • West Ham

Muggle Schools

  • Eton College, which Justin Finch-Fletchley originally planned to attend
  • St. Brutus’s Academy for Incurably Criminal Boys, which Uncle Vernon claims Harry attends
  • Smeltings School, which Vernon’s alma mater and Dudley’s school
  • Stonewall High, a comprehensive school in Surrey

Muggle Shops

  • a bakery (London)
  • a cafe on Tottenham Court Rd. (London)
  • hamburger restaurant (Paddington Station)
  • newsagent’s (variety store in the U.S.) (London)
  • paper shop and post office (Ottery St. Catchpole)
  • a post office and pub in Godric’s Hollow
  • Purge and Dowse, Ltd. (London – closed)
  • variety store (London)

Other Muggle places

  • Barnsley, including the Five Feathers
  • the Brockdale Bridge
  • Budleigh Babberton
  • the Canary Islands
  • a church in Godric’s Hollow
  • Cokeworth, including the Railview Hotel
  • Great and Little Hangleton, including the Hanged Man and a police station
  • Hut-on-the-Rock
  • Ilfracombe
  • Majorca
  • a market town
  • Peebles
  • Isle of Wight
  • Wimbledon
  • Worcestershire, including a monastery with an Herbe Garden

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