Wizarding World

Four main wizarding locations outside of Hogwarts include: Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade, which are shopping centers, the second of which is located near Hogwarts; the Ministry of Magic, which is the governmental branch that takes care of the affairs of the witches and wizards hidden throughout Great Britain; St. Mungo’s, which is the hospital that cares for magical maladies and injuries. Other less significant places are listed below with brief descriptions.

Minor Locations of The Wizarding World

Azkaban Prison is the wizard’s prison guarded by Dementors and is located on an island in the North Sea. Though it is said to be impossible to escape, it has been done once. Beauxbatons Academy is located in France. The Headmistress is Olympe Maxime, and students, which include Fleur Delacour, wear robes of pale blue. Borgin & Burkes is located in Knockturn Alley, this shop sells dangerous Dark Arts items (along with all of the other shops on this street). The Burrow is the home of the Weasley’s. Durmstrang Institute is probably located in Bulgaria. The Headmaster was Igor Karkaroff, and students, which include Viktor Krum, wear robes of deep blood red. Godric’s Hollow is the original homeplace of James, Lily, and Harry Potter, and where Voldemort killed Harry’s parents. The Leaky Cauldron is an old pub and inn, located in London, that stands before a gateway into Diagon Alley from the Muggle world. Platform 9 3/4 is where the Hogwarts Express leaves King’s Cross Station in London each year to go to Hogwarts. Privet Drive is the street where Harry Potter resides (at Number 4) during the summer, with his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and cousin Dudley Dursley. The Riddle House is the home of the Riddle family (including Tom for part of his youth) in the village of Little Hangleton (which is nearby Great Hangleton). Salem Witches Institute is possibly an American school for witches to receive a magical education. A few students were present at the Quidditch World Cup, Ireland vs. Bulgaria.

Stores within Diagon Alley

In the Apotheracy, you can find your necessary potion ingredients. In the Cauldron Shop, there are quite a variety of cauldrons, including solid gold, collapsible, and of course, standard pewter. In Eeylops Owl Emporium, you can purchase barn, tawny, snow, and other kinds of owls, which prove helpful when sending post, and are very loyal pets. In Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor, you can choose from a variety of flavors of ice cream, and get some help with your homework as well from Florean Fortescue. In Flourish and Blotts, you can buy all of your required books for school at this bookshop, as well as those for a bit of light reading. In Gambol and Japes, you can buy all your magical prank and joke items. Gringotts, the wizard bank, is run by goblins, and includes a labyrinth of wizard gold storage opportunities, hundreds of miles beneath London. Need to store your galleons, sickles, and knuts? Come to Gringotts! The Junk Shop is the place to get used stuff for cheap. Madam Malkins Robes For All Occasions is the place to get your Hogwarts robes, and robes for all other occasions too! In the Magical Menagerie, the pet and animal shop, Hermione bought Crookshanks, and this is also where Ron got his rat tonic for Scabbers. In Ollivander’s, you can purchase your very first wand (or second or third if needed). Although the wand chooses the wizard, of course, there are three different cores available: phoenix feather, dragon heartstring, and unicorn hair. Various varieties of wood surrounding these cores are available too. Quality Quidditch Supplies is the place to get the latest model of broomstick, from the Nimbus series to the Firebolt, and other Quidditch supplies. And finally, at Weasley’s Wizard Weazes, you’ll find the very successful brand new joke shop run by the Weasley twins, Fred and George, which found its humble beginnings at Hogwarts.

Stores within Hogsmeade

Dervish and Banges is a wizarding equipment and magical instrument shop where you can get stuff fixed and purchase other supplies. Gladrag’s Wizardwear is a clothing store. The Hog’s Head is the pub where Hagrid won a dragon’s egg, and where Dumbledore’s Army met for an introductory meeting. Hogsmeade Station is where the Hogwarts Express stops and drops off Hogwarts students. Honeydukes is one of the best sweet shops in the wizarding world. Madam Puddifoot’s is a small coffee/tea shop where Harry met with Cho on Valentine’s Day. Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop is the place to choose from a variety of new quills. The Shrieking Shack is located on the edge of the village and is supposedly the most haunted place in all of Britain. The Three Broomsticks is an inn and pub run by Madam Rosmerta. Home of the famous butterbeer. Zonko’s Joke Shop is a joke and prank shop. Home of the famous dungbomb.

St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries

Ground Floor: Artifact Accidents; (Cauldron explosion, wand backfiring, broom crashes, etc.) First Floor: Creature-Induced Injuries; (Bites, stings, burns, embedded spines, etc.) Second Floor: Magical Bugs; (Contagious maladies, e.g. dragon pox, vanishing sickness, scrofungulus) Third Floor: Potion and Plant Poisoning; (Rashes, regurgitation, uncontrollable giggling, etc.) Fourth Floor: Spell Damage; (Unliftable jinxes, hexes, and incorrectly applied charms, etc.) Fifth Floor: Visitors’ Tearoom and Hospital Shop

The Ministry of Magic

[]: Denotes previous members; (): Denotes further information. Current as of book five.

Level 1: (It is assumed that the Minister of Magic office is located here.) Current Minister of Magic: Cornelius Fudge. Senior Undersecretary: Delores Jane Umbridge. Junior Undersecretary: Percy Weasley. Level 2: Department of Magical Law Enforcement. Purpose: To punish wizards who abuse their magical priviledges. Incorporates: the Improper Use of Magic Office, Auror Headquarters, Wizengamot Administration Services, and Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office. Head: Amelia Bones, [Cornelius Fudge]. Members: Malfalda Hopkirk (Improper Use of Magic Office); [Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody], Kingsley Shacklebolt, and Nymphadora Tonks (Auror Headquarters); Arthur Weasley and Perkins (Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office). Level 3: Department of Magical Accidents and Catastrophes. Purpose: To ensure the safety of all wizarding kind and Muggles. Incorporates: the Accidental Magic Reversal Squad, Obliviator Headquarters, and Muggle-Worthy Excuse Committee. Members: Arnold Peasegood (Accidental Magic Reversal Squad). Level 4: Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures. Purpose: To regulate and control magical creatures. Incorporates: Beast, Being, and Spirit Divisions, Goblin Liaison Office, and Pest Advisory Bureau. Head: Amos Diggory. Members: Cuthbert Mockridge (Goblin Liaison Office). Level 5: Department of International Magical Cooperation. Purpose: To keep nations with knowledge of magic united. Incorporates: the International Magical Trading Standards Body, the International Magical Office of Law, and the International Confederation of Wizards, British Seats. Head: [Bartemius Crouch, Sr.] Members: [Percy Weasley]. Level 6: Department of Magical Transport. Purpose: To keep the magical forms of transportation hidden from Muggles. Incorporates: the Floo Network Authority, Broom Regulatory Control, Portkey Office, and Apparation Test Center. Level 7: Department of Magical Games and Sports. Purpose: To promote and organize magical games and sports. Incorporates: the British and Irish Quidditch League Headquarters, Official Gobstones Club, and Ludicrous Patents Office. Head: Ludo Bagman. Members: [Bertha Jorkins]. Level 8: The Atrium (Main Hall). Level 9: Department of Mysteries. Purpose: Top Secret, Unspeakable. Members: [Broderick Bode], Croaker. Level 10: The Courtrooms.