• Houses and addresses • Streets, alleys, and lanes A street in Little Norton, and – at number eighteen – home of Doris Purkiss, the witch who told The Quibbler that Sirius Black was actually Stubby Boardman (OP10). Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Though nondescript, this alley is one of the primary gateways in Britain from the Muggle world into the wizarding world. It has rarely been mentioned since Harry’s first time through, but presumably wizards need to pass through it any time they travel between the Leaky Cauldron and the rest of… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Located in Little Whinging a block or two from number four, Privet Drive, this alley has been the scene of two of the biggest collisions between Harry’s Muggle home and the wizarding world. First it was where Harry fled after blowing up Aunt Marge, saw Sirius in his Animagus form,… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Located in central London, Charing Cross Road is the site of the Muggle side of the Leaky Cauldron, and therefore borders Diagon Alley as well. Harry walked down Charing Cross Road with Hagrid (PS5), and later rode down it on the Knight Bus (PA3) and in Ministry cars… 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
• Houses and addresses • Muggle places • Streets, alleys, and lanes The phrase “Downing Street” usually is referring to number ten, Downing Street, the home of the British Muggle Prime Minister. This is where Kingsley Shacklebolt works undercover, protecting the Prime Minister during the war against Voldemort. After he helps fly Harry away from number four, Privet Drive, Kingsley is the… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Grimmauld Place is a Muggle street in London on which number twelve, Grimmauld Place is found (OP3). Since number twelve is hidden from Muggle eyes, the residents of the street have “long since accepted the amusing mistake in the numbering that had caused number eleven to sit beside number… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes High Street is the main street in Hogsmeade, down which the Hogwarts students walk to enter the town and on which most of the town’s shops are located (OP25). After Voldemort’s return it became rather gloomy, with some of its shops boarded up (HBP12). Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places A street intersecting Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley near Carkitt Market… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places Just around the corner from Diagon Alley lies a dark, twisting alleyway devoted to the Dark Arts : Knockturn Alley. It’s a place that the Weasley children are not allowed in, and with good reason; not only are the wares sold their a bit dodgy, but the wizards hanging around… Read More
• Muggle places • Streets, alleys, and lanes “Several streets away” from Privet Drive (PA3), Magnolia Crescent is a street on which several of Dudley’s friends probably live, as he bade them goodbye “at the entrance to Magnolia Crescent” when they were all walking home (OP1). It is probably also fairly long; Harry at one point… 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
• Streets, alleys, and lanes Spinner’s End is a street in Cokeworth, a dark industrial Muggle town in the Midlands of England (Pm). It is on this street that Snape’s house sits, and down which Narcissa Malfoy ran – with Bellatrix Lestrange in pursuit – to seek him out (HBP2). Severus, Lily and Petunia grew up… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes When Bill and Fleur’s wedding was interrupted by Death Eaters, Hermione grabbed Harry and Ron as fast as she could and Apparated with them to the first Muggle place she thought of – Tottenham Court Road, in London. There they try to hide briefly in a Muggle cafe, though they… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes On this street, there was a newsagent’s where Tom Marvolo Riddle bought his diary (CS13). This diary, of course, is the one Riddle later turned into a horcrux – and which Harry destroyed with the fang of the basilisk (HBP23). See also Echoes of the Past: Street 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
• Streets, alleys, and lanes A street in Little Whinging, intersecting Privet Drive. We also know that Mrs. Figg lives on Wisteria Walk, with her cats and kneazles (OP1). The rest of the street, of course, is inhabited with Muggles – including, at number six, twelve-year-old Lisa Smith. Read More