• City places A neighborhood on London’s East End, historically known as a poor area. Bethnal Green was also where Willy Widdershins pranked Muggles with exploding toilets, which Mr. Weasley had to investigate (OP9). Location: Map of Wizarding London… Read More
• City places One of the many places that Willy Widdershins pranked Muggles with an exploding toilet (OP7), Elephant and Castle is a small neighborhood in southern London, based around two roundabouts with a short connecting street. Read More
• City places Grimmauld Square is a “small and shabby” “square of unkempt grass,” surrounded by “tall, dilapidated houses” (DH9, DH12), which include number twelve, Grimmauld Place. It is in this square that Death Eaters are stationed as lookouts while Harry, Ron, Hermione hide from them inside the house (DH11. Read More
• Businesses, merchants, and shops • City places • Wizarding places Ginny and Mrs. Weasley visited this shop in Diagon Alley prior to Ginny’s first year at Hogwarts (CS4); this is also likely the place where she purchased Ron’s dress robes for the Yule Ball (GF10). Read More
• City places • Muggle places • Public places Times Square is a large, public square in Manhattan in New York City, surrounded by Broadway, 7th Ave, 46th, and 47th street. Near the end of Fantastic Beasts, this is one of the locations where Graves encounters the Obscurus. Read More
• City places   The stations Harry uses actually provide good clues to the geography of wizarding London. The underground railway system in London – what in the U.S. would be referred to as a subway – is commonly referred to as the Underground, or occasionally the “tube.” Though the names… Read More
• City places • Streets, alleys, and lanes The visitors’ entrance to the Ministry of Magic is located in the “heart of London” (OP7). The entrance is an “old red telephone box” (OP7). Set in front of a heavily graffitied wall, the box is missing several panes of glass (OP7). Inside, there is a telephone that hangs crooked against the wall;… Read More