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Although it was a Muggle area, the Leaky Cauldron was located on this street, and thus wizards and witches could access Diagon Alley by passing through the inn. It was relatively close to the Muggle street Tottenham Court Road. Blockbuster was amongst the shops that could be found on this road, as well as Charing Cross Books and Circle.
In 1993, Harry Potter travelled to the Leaky Cauldron on the Knight Bus and met Cornelius Fudge. The final night before the school year, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger also stayed there, along with most of the Weasley family, who had come home from Egypt.
In 1996, Harry, Hermione, Ron and the Weasleys, under escort by Rubeus Hagrid, passed through the Leaky Cauldron on their way to Diagon Alley. Harry noticed the pub was completely empty except for the landlord Tom. Beforehand, the Death Eaters flew through London to kidnap Garrick Ollivander for Lord Voldemort, before ransacking him wandshop Ollivanders.
In 1998, Harry, Hermione, Ron and Griphook Apparated to Charing Cross Road and quickly entered the Leaky Cauldron on their way to Gringotts. The Muggles on the street were noted to be "quite unconscious of the little inn's existence."
Behind the scenes
- Cormoran Strike, the protagonist of J. K. Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm, has his office and, in the latter novel, his flat on Charing Cross Road.
- In The Return of Mary Poppins Charing Cross is called the home of "Uncle Gutenberg", uncle of Mary Poppins also called as a bibliophile in the song "A Cover Is Not the Book"
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Notes and references
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) - Chapter 1 (Who's Harry Potter?)
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 7, Chapter 12 (And Hello Magical Accidents and Catastrophes) - Assignment "Muggle Artefact Smuggler"
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 6 (Draco's Detour)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)