"All right, darling? Fancy a drink? Ditch ginger and come and have a pint!"
—One of the men shouting to Hermione Granger[src]

A group of Muggle workmen were out drinking at pubs on Tottenham Court Road on the night of 1 August, 1997. They spotted Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger that night, just after the trio Disapparated from the Burrow after the Death Eaters took over the Ministry of Magic. The men wolf-whistled at Hermione, and one drunkenly asked her to go get a drink with him. She ignored him, and entered a café with Harry and Ron.

After the trio unwittingly triggered the Taboo curse on Lord Voldemort's name, they were tracked by Death Eaters Antonin Dolohov and Thorfinn Rowle, who disguised themselves as workmen and followed Harry, Ron, and Hermione into the café, where a brief skirmish ensued.[1]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 9 (A Place to Hide)