• Buildings • Public places This town hall was the site of a concert which included the final performance of the unfinished Wizarding Suite, composed by Musidora Barkwith. The exploding tuba featured in this concert blew the roof off the Ackerly Town Hall in 1902, and the piece has been banned from performance ever since… Read More
• Buildings The astronomy tower is the tallest tower of Hogwarts. This is where students had Astronomy class every Wednesday night at midnight during Harry’s first year The top of this tower where observation sessions are held for Astronomy is more or less directly above the front entrance of the castle; the top of… Read More
• Buildings The chateau is a “large, isolated, derelict chateau,” very likely located in Switzerland, which was the scene of a confrontation in 1926 between Grindelwald and five Aurors. It didn’t go well for the Aurors. From that battle, Grindelwald apparently fled to the United States (WFT). Read More
• Buildings The church hall in Little Norton was the site of the final concert for Stubby Boardman and his band, the Hobgoblins, c. 1980. It was at this concert that Stubby was “struck in the ear by a turnip” and decided to retire from public life (OP10). Of course, this… Read More
• Buildings • Churches and graveyards We know of several churches specifically: The church of Little Hangleton, with its adjacent graveyard; The church of Godric’s Hollow, which Harry and Hermione pass by on their Christmas Eve visit; The church hall of Little Norton, where the Hobgoblins performed. Read More
• Buildings Ancient Roman amphitheatre and famous landmark. In 1754, an explosion at the finish line of a broom race damages the Colosseum. It is soon repaired by Ministry employee Orabella Nuttley with her invention, the Mending Charm (BoS). Read More
• Buildings • Businesses, merchants, and shops • Pubs and inns The Green Dragon is an inn located five miles from the home of Janus Thickey, a wizard who pretended he had been killed by a lethifold but was later found to be living with the landlady of the Green Dragon (FB). Read More
• Buildings It’s hard to say exactly which sea the Hut-on-the-Rock rests in, as really any body of water other than the English Channel would have been quite a drive from Little Whinging. However, the Hut-on-the-Rock is indeed where Vernon Dursley drove his family in an attempt to escape the Hogwarts letters… Read More
• Buildings • Wizarding places The headquarters of the Ministry of Magic is located in the heart of London. The actual structure is all underground, although magical windows show whatever weather Magical Maintenance has chosen for the day, from bright sunshine to hurricanes. Visitors’ Entrance A visitor to the Ministry of Magic comes to a… Read More
• Buildings Though we don’t know its exact location, the Museum of Quidditch is located in London and features among its exhibits: a medieval broomstick predating the development of the Cushioning Charm (QA1) The diary of Gertie Keddle, who lived on the edge of Queerditch Marsh in the eleventh century (QA3) A… Read More
• Buildings Nurmengard is a towering, “jet-black” wizarding prison built by Gellert Grindelwald to hold his enemies, quite a forbidding place (DH18, DH23). Carved over the entrance is Grindelwald’s grim mantra: “For the Greater Good” (DH18). And when Grindelwald was defeated by Albus Dumbledore in 1945, he himself was placed… Read More
• Buildings • Quidditch places • Wizarding places The sheer numbers of wizards attending a Quidditch World Cup requires the building and magical maintenance of a huge stadium. Read More
• Buildings An impressive Art Deco building in New York City, Shaw Tower is the headquarters of Henry Shaw Sr.’s massive media business. It includes a busy newsroom, elevators, and and Shaw Sr.’s large penthouse office, which offers an excellent view of the city (FB). Read More
• Buildings Squire’s is a large building of which Newt, Tina, Jacob, and Queenie stand on the rooftop when viewing the chaos of New York below. The groups stands underneath a large sign that says “Squire’s”… Read More
• Buildings • Hospitals • Wizarding places A home for elderly magical folks where they can live and be looked after. They don’t have to have a reason to perform magic anymore, they get to do it just for fun. Read More
• Buildings A small, dingy basement room in the MACUSA building in New York where Tina Goldstein, who was dismissed as an Auror, works. Read More
• Buildings A basement in a London building where Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, and Delphi transformed themselves with Polyjuice Potion before stealing the Experimental Time-Turner from Hermione Granger’s office at the Ministry of Magic (CC1.16). Read More
• Buildings • Wizarding places After the Great Sasquatch Rebellion of 1892, MACUSA was relocated to New York (Pm:History of Magic in North America). When the Woolworth Building was being built between 1910-1912, the construction site was infiltrated by wizards who concealed a secret space for their use that could be opened using spells. Thus… Read More