Ten Places in the Wizarding World I’d Love to Visit
The wizarding world is filled with wonderful places that would be great to visit on a magical day out. Here are my top ten locations I would like to visit in the Harry Potter universe.
And then, of course, there was the sheer size of the library; tens of thousands of books; thousands of shelves; hundreds of narrow rows.” (SS 198)
A room filled with thousands of books on a vast range of subjects? I can totally see why Hermione loved it and was often there.
It was a tiny place, empty except for a single, spindly chair that Hagrid sat on to wait. Harry felt strangely as though he had entered a very strict library; he swallowed a lot of new questions that had just occurred to him and looked instead at the thousands of narrow boxes piled neatly right up to the ceiling.” (SS 82)
Ollivanders was the shop that most Hogwarts students visited to get their wands. I can only imagine the excitement and joy that each of those children must have felt on their first visit. I would love to be able to experience that myself.
Gryffindor Common Room
They all scrambled through it — Neville needed a leg up — and found themselves in the Gryffindor common room, a cozy, round room full of squashy armchairs.” (SS 130)
Both the book description and the film portrayal make it appear as though this room is cheerful, warm, and homey, which makes it an ideal place to curl up with a great book.
It looked as though it had once been a large stone pigpen, but extra rooms had been added here and there until it was several stories high and so crooked it looked as though it were held up by magic (which, Harry reminded himself, it probably was). Four or five chimneys were perched on top of the red roof. A lopsided sign stuck in the ground near the entrance read, THE BURROW. Around the front door lay a jumble of rubber boots and a very rusty cauldron. Several fat brown chickens were pecking their way around the yard.” (CoS 32)
The Weasley’s family home is filled with magical contraptions, something that is incredibly cool to see.
‘It’s this sweetshop,’ said Ron, a dreamy look coming over his face, ‘where they’ve got everything…. Pepper Imps — they make you smoke at the mouth — and great fat Chocoballs full of strawberry mousse and clotted cream, and really excellent sugar quills, which you can suck in class and just look like you’re thinking what to write next.‘” (PoA 77)
Reading about the incredible sweets that Honeydukes stocks makes our Muggle candy seem very boring in comparison.
Room of Requirement
‘Because it is a room that a person can only enter,’ said Dobby seriously, ‘when they have real need of it. Sometimes it is there, and sometimes it is not, but when it appears, it is always equipped for the seeker’s needs.'” (OotP 386-7)
A room that changes its furniture and appearance based on what you need is incredible. It would be so good to see and experience this in real life.
Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
Fred and George’s windows hit the eye like a firework display. Casual passersby were looking back over their shoulders at the windows, and a few rather stunned-looking people had actually come to a halt, transfixed. The left-hand window was dazzlingly full of an assortment of goods that revolved, popped, flashed, bounced, and shrieked; Harry’s eyes began to water just looking at it.” (HBP 116)
Fred and George’s joke shop is filled with funny pranks and adorable creatures, firmly putting it on my must-visit list.
Newt’s suitcase was filled with unique creatures in their natural environments. Being able to see all those creatures would be wonderful to see and experience in real life.
Kowalski Quality Baked Goods
Jacob’s store sells delicious pastries shaped like magical beasts; who wouldn’t want one of these fantastic treats?
The Blind Pig
This jazz club and speakeasy from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would definitely be an exciting place to visit.
Which place from my list do you most want to visit? Are there any other Harry Potter locations you would like to go to? Let us know in the comments!