• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places A “pure white” room in MACUSA Headquarters that contains a pool of deadly potion with a chair hovering above it. Prisoners are led in shackles to the chamber by Executioners who extract happy memories from the accused with their wands and drop them into the pool. The mesmerized victims are… 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
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The entrance to the headmaster’s (or headmistress’s, depending on the era in question) office at Hogwarts is behind a statue of a gargoyle on the seventh floor. When given the proper password, the gargoyle will leap aside, and the wall behind it will split in two to reveal a spiral… Read More
• Public places • Railway places • Wizarding places The railway station that serves both the town of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts School. A “tiny, dark platform” where the Hogwarts Express ends its journey north from Platform Nine-And-Three-Quarters (PS6). The station is located near the lake, and from there a road extends around the lake to Hogwarts Castle (PA5,… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Wizarding places Hogwarts castle is located atop a cliff overlooking a lake. The lake is to the south of the castle (PA6) and the front doors face generally to the west (PA21). There is a small underground inlet, it’s entrance covered with hanging ivy, that leads to a stony beach… Read More
• Streets, alleys, and lanes • Wizarding places A street intersecting Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley near Carkitt Market… Read More
• Islands • Wizarding places The tiny island of Drear is located off the northernmost point of Scotland. Its sole inhabitants are the fierce Quintapeds (FB). The map, of course, shows only the approximate location of Drear, since it is Unplottable. 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
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The Hogwarts library contains tens of thousands of books on thousands of shelves (PS12). Included in its many sections is an Invisibility Section (CS11), a section with information about dragons (PS14), and a Restricted Section at the back, set off with a rope. A signed note from… Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The top floor of the Ministry of Magic’s headquarters. This level is the location of the offices of the Minister for Magic and other administrative staff (DH12, 13). Read More
• Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places Houses the Department of Magical Law Enforcement (OP7, DH12). Read More
• Wizarding places A secret “enchanted edifice” was built in the Appalachian Mountains of North America as a meeting place for the Magical Congress of the United States (MACUSA). It became less convenient over time due to the remote location as witches and wizards preferred to live in the cities (Pm:MACUSA). Read More
• Schools • Wizarding places Mahoutokoro Wizarding School is an ancient wizarding school located on an island off Japan. Constructed of jade and located on the top of a volcano on the uninhabited island of Minami Iwo Jima, the only known wizarding school located in Japan has both day and boarding students. The day students ride… Read More
• Atlas of the Wizarding World • Businesses, merchants, and shops • Wizarding places While there is no official map of Diagon Alley, the books describe some of the shops in a general relationship to each other. Using this information, I created the following map in 2001 (before OP). The most important shop not included is Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes which didn’t appear until book… 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
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places An out-of-order girls’ bathroom on the second floor; entrance to the Chamber of Secrets and home to Moaning Myrtle. Read More
• Wizarding places A work space inside Newt Scamander’s case that doubled as a menagerie office and a home-away-from-home during his travels in the 1920s. Reached by stairs leading down into Newt’s brown suitcase, a door on one side led to the zoo-like habitats for magical creatures. Read More
• Railway places • Wizarding places In northwestern London lies Kings Cross Station, a Muggle railway station that is one of the busiest in the city. It’s a perfectly ordinary station, with big plastic numbers over each track and guards who have never heard of Hogwarts School (PS6). However, every September 1,… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places A very nice private bathroom reserved for Hogwarts prefects. Read More
• Quidditch places • Wizarding places The oval-shaped pitch (US: field of play) where Quidditch matches are held. It is 500 feet long by 180 feet wide (QA6). Pitches are located inside Quidditch stadiums – there are several in England and one at Hogwarts. 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
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Wizarding places The Restricted Section of the Hogwarts library is at the back, set off with a rope. A signed note from a teacher is required to peruse that section of the library; it contains books of Dark Magic only used by older students studying advanced Defence Against the Dark Arts. One… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds • Rooms, chambers, and floors • Wizarding places The Room of Requirement is a magical room which can only be discovered by someone who is in need. It is called the Come and Go Room by the house-elves of Hogwarts. The Room is located on the seventh floor, opposite a tapestry showing Barnabas the Barmy trying to teach… Read More
• Wizarding places Located in the United States (presumably in Salem, Massachusetts), this is a social organization for adult witches. Members attended the Quidditch World Cup in 1994 (GF7)… 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
• 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
• Schools • Wizarding places Uagadou is the largest wizarding school in the world and also the oldest school in Africa. It is located in the Mountains of the Moon, in equatorial Africa. The school specialises in Astronomy, Alchemy, and Self-Transfiguration. Students at Uagadou are taught in the traditions of wandless magic which were prevalent… Read More