This disused bathroom is located on the seventh floor of Hogwarts Castle and accessible through a portrait in the reading room, as well as a door on the other side of the castle. It was unused prior to 1993, by which time Fred and George Weasley had taken up residence there and set up their own shop for Gryffindor students.[1]


Early history

The bathroom was likely created with the rest of the school by Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Helga Hufflepuff and Rowena Ravenclaw in Medieval times on the seventh floor. However, the bathroom fell into disuse and was no longer used. A crawlspace in one of the walls linked this bathroom to the Gryffindor Tower reading room. At some point, a portrait of Valeria Myriadd was installed on the Gryffindor Tower side to cover the crawlspace into the bathroom and the proper entrance was locked. The password through the portrait was "Pig Snout".[2]

Fred and George's Shop

In 1993, Fred and George Weasley moved in the shop from a disused sixth floor bathroom. They placed a number of objects on trunks and shelves around the sinks and cast some sort of spell that caused only the objects that the buyer would like to purchase appear. They also used a secret passageway through a wall in the backroom to hide the Marauder's Map. They eventually told Harry Potter and Ron Weasley where it was and allowed them to keep the map.[1]

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Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Locations on the seventh floor

Attic · Bean Challenge rooms · Classroom 7A · Classroom 7B · Classroom 7C · Dark Tower topmost cell · Disused bathroom · Divination Classroom · Fat Lady's Corridor · Filius Flitwick's office · Grumpy Staircase · Gryffindor Tower reading room · Gryffindor girls' staircase · Gryffindor Boys' Dormitory · Hall of Hexes · Knights' Room · North Wing · Porticus Olidus · Pungent Passage · Room of Requirement · Runic Corridor · Seventh Floor Corridor · Sybill Trelawney's office · Divination corridor · Staircase to the seventh-floor corridor

Portraits, statues and other artwork located on the seventh floor

A Young Professor McGonagall · Barnabas the Barmy · Bridget Wenlock · Sir Cadogan · Caged monkey · Edward Rabnott · Elephant · Elizabeth Burke · Fat Lady · Flowering almond trees · George von Rheticus · Giraffe · Godric Gryffindor · Healers · Hippopotamus · Journeying wizards · Lachlan the Lanky · Mother and baby · Oraclitus Spheer · Staring Portrait · Three young ladies · Tiger · Two lovers in a graveyard · Valeria Myriadd · Wailing Egyptians · Witch flying to the moon · Wizard in black flowing robes · Wizard in blue · Wizard with a broomstick · Wolfhound

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