• Businesses, merchants, and shops Location of Obscurus Books, publisher of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (FB). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Apothecary is a shop selling potion ingredients in Diagon Alley. It is a fascinating place crammed with all sorts of interesting things. There are barrels of slimy stuff lined up on the floor and jars of all sorts of powders, herbs, and the like along the walls. Bundles of… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops All we know about this shop is that JKR would recommend it to a wizard whose Nimbus 2000 “has a terrible knack of veering left,” according to her online chat (BLC). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops According to Muggle legend, the 1666 great fire of London started in a bakery in Pudding Lane; according to wizarding legend, however, the fire actually started in the basement of a neighboring house, where a wizarding resident secretly kept a young dragon (JKR). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Some way down Knockturn Alley at number 13B (JKR) lies Borgin and Burkes, the most notorious of the alley’s shops, which specializes in the buying and selling of “objects with unusual and powerful properties” (HBP20), and particularly items that are both “unusual and ancient” (JKR). The shop is quite large,… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops This all-night cafe on Tottenham Court Road was the first place to which Harry, Ron, and Hermione went after they were forced to make a quick escape from Bill and Fleur’s wedding (DH9). It was described as “small and shabby,” and had a layer of grease atop the Formica… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Muggle places The canning factory is the place where Jacob Kowalski works before trying to open his own bakery and befriending Newt Scamander. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A Wizarding shopping area near Diagon Alley in London. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The offices of the Daily Prophet are located in Diagon Alley (Pm). The newspaper instructs that letters to the editor should be sent there by owl (DP1). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Hogsmeade wizarding equiment shop that sells and repairs “magical instruments and stuff,” according to Ron, including Sneakoscopes (PA5). It is located near the end of High Street (GF27). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Diagon Alley is a magically-hidden, wizarding shopping street located behind the Leaky Cauldron in central London, just off Charing Cross Road. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Diagon Alley cafes are small, unnamed eateries offering a variety of food and drink for wizarding shoppers. When Harry spent several weeks in Diagon Alley before his third year, he ate his meals (except for breakfast) at these assorted cafes. The cafes had “brightly colored umbrellas” over their tables outside, which… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A dimly lit shop in Diagon Alley which, according to the sign, sells tawny, screech, barn, brown, and snowy owls. Hagrid bought Hedwig here for Harry’s eleventh birthday on July 31, 1991 (PS5). Harry also returned later to buy owl nuts – a favorite treat of Hedwig’s (HBP6). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops An ice cream parlor in Diagon Alley  with outdoor tables, where Florean Fortescue served Harry free ice cream sundaes and offered advice about medieval witchcraft for a report he was writing (PA4). The shop was boarded up after Florean disappeared mysteriously in 1996 (HBP6). 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
• Businesses, merchants, and shops 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
• 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
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Gringotts is a goblin-run bank that does business worldwide but is headquartered in Diagon Alley. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops Located “in town” from Privet Drive (perhaps in Little Whinging?) in a building that has at least nine floors, Grunnings is the place where Vernon Dursley works with his desk facing away from the window. The town can’t be too large, though, because despite the height of the building and… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The wizarding post office has at least three hundred owls, from Great Grays to tiny Scops (“Local Deliveries Only”), which wait to carry messages. The owls sit on shelves that are colour-coded, depending on how fast you want your letter to get to its destination (PA8). It is also referred to… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A marvelous wizarding sweet shop located on High Street in Hogsmeade. It is owned by Ambrosius Flume (HBP4) and his wife, and is filled with “shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable” (PA10). In addition to the standard wizarding candy that is sold there, the owners also… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The junk shop is a small establishment located in Diagon Alley, full of broken wands, lopsided scales, etc., and a thin little book called Prefects Who Gained Power which caught Percy’s eye (CS4). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops The Kowalski Bakery was started in 1926 New York by No-Maj Jacob Kowalski on the Lower East Side of Manhatten (WFT). Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A small, cramped tea shop with decor on the tacky side of frilly (such as floating golden cherubs throwing pink confetti), located just off Hogsmeade High Street. The only Hogwarts students who seem to patronize the place are trysting couples. Cho Chang suggests it for her Valentine’s Day date with Harry;… Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops A very crowded pet store in Diagon Alley, noisy with the sounds of all the animals, where Hermione bought Crookshanks. The proprietor is a witch who wears heavy black spectacles. She offers advice and sells things like rat tonic. Other creatures for sale included: enormous purple toads gigantic tortoise… Read More