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Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley from the Prisoner of Azkaban

A cobblestoned shopping area for the wizarding world, where Hogwarts students can purchase necessary supplies


He tapped the wall three times with the point of his umbrella. The brick he had touched quivered – it wriggled…


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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

By J.K. Rowling

Diagon Alley from the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Leaky Cauldron

By J.K. Rowling


Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley


Crookshanks tries to attack Scabbers in the Diagon Alley petstore

The Magical Menagerie


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Designing Diagon Alley


Diagon Alley

Florean Fortescue

By J.K. Rowling


'You must speak clearly, dear,’ Mrs Weasley told Harry, as George dipped his hand into the flowerpot. ‘And mind you get out at the right...


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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

By J.k. Rowling

Inside Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes

Inside Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes


Diagon Alley fact file


Where in the world

Just off Charing Cross Road, London, behind a pub called the Leaky Cauldron

Magical properties

A busy shopping street completely unseen by Muggles and accessible by tapping a special brick in the wall of The Leaky Cauldron three times

Significant events that took place here

Harry's reintroduction to the wizarding world when he arrives with Hagrid to buy his Hogwarts supplies

Peculiar things that live here

Rumour has it that dragons guard the Gringotts vaults below the ground