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Little Whinging was a town in the south east of England. It was located in the county of Surrey, or possibly on the southwestern edge of Greater London.[1] Little Whinging was the home of Harry Potter, the Dursleys, and Arabella Figg.[2] Dementors attacked Harry and his cousin Dudley Dursley here in August 1995.[3]

Known streets[]

Streets in this town included Wisteria Walk, Magnolia Crescent, Magnolia Road, and Privet Drive (where the Dursleys' house is located at No. 4).[3]

Etymology[]

"Whinging" is another word for whining, an activity that Vernon and Dudley Dursley particularly enjoy.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

Little Whinging's location[]

  • Since Rubeus Hagrid departed Harry Potter from Paddington Station after taking him shopping in 1991 at Diagon Alley, Harry most likely took a commuter rail service bound for Reading (the Muggle train company in 1991 was Network SouthEast). A few years later, at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), Harry is seen at Surbiton Station on the suburban rail lines from Waterloo to Hampton Court, Woking and Guildford. From these two facts, it can be inferred that Little Whinging is in the northern part of Surrey, somewhere between these two railways, perhaps around Staines.
  • It is also possible that Little Whinging is not in fact strictly in Surrey, but rather in an area that was incorporated into London in 1965, having been part of Surrey prior to that year. In the muggle world, such areas are still often addressed with their pre-1965 county on envelopes (e.g. "Kingston, Surrey", "Orpington, Kent", "Romford, Essex"), despite officially being in the county of Greater London.
  • In the films, Little Whinging was filmed in Martins Heron in Berkshire, which is served by suburban rail on the London Waterloo - Reading route (not the route from Paddington).

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