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(Little Whinging's location within Surrey: Google Earth shows plenty of suburban-type housing at Ivor and Langley (Buckinghamshire).)
 
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'''Little Whinging''' is a town in the English county (probably in the north-east therein) of Surrey. Little Whinging is the home of [[Harry Potter]], the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]], and [[Arabella Figg]]<ref name="PS">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>. [[Dementor]]s attacked Harry Potter and [[Dudley Dursley|his cousin]] here in [[1995]]<ref name="OotP">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>.
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'''Little Whinging''' is a town in the English county of Surrey. Little Whinging is the home of [[Harry Potter]], the [[Dursley family|Dursleys]], and [[Arabella Figg]].<ref name="PS2">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 2 (''The Vanishing Glass'')</ref> [[Dementor]]s attacked Harry Potter and [[Dudley Dursley|his cousin]] here in [[1995]].<ref name="OP1">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 1 (''Dudley Demented'')</ref>
   
 
==Known streets==
 
==Known streets==
Streets in this town are [[Wisteria Walk]], [[Magnolia Crescent]], [[Magnolia Road]], and [[Privet Drive]] (where the Dursleys' [[4 Privet Drive|house]] is located at [[4 Privet Drive|#4]]).
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Streets in this town are [[Wisteria Walk]], [[Magnolia Crescent]], [[Magnolia Road]], and [[Privet Drive]] (where the [[Dursley's house]] is located at [[4 Privet Drive|No. 4]]).<ref name="OP1"/>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
"Whinging" is another word for whining, an activity that [[Dudley Dursley]] particularly enjoys.
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"Whinging" is another word for whining, an activity that [[Dudley Dursley]] and [[Vernon Dudley]] particularly enjoy.<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
===Little Whinging's location within Surrey===
 
===Little Whinging's location within Surrey===
[[File:Littlewhinging.jpg|left|250px|thumb|Privet Drive in [[1991]]]]
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[[File:Littlewhinging.jpg|right|250px|thumb|Privet Drive in [[1991]].]]
Since [[Rubeus Hagrid]] farewelled [[Harry Potter]] from [[Paddington Station|London Paddington]] after taking him shopping in [[1991]] at [[Diagon Alley]], Harry Potter most likely took a commuter rail service bound for Reading (the Muggle train company in 1991 was {{wplink|Network SouthEast}}); thus, it can be inferred that Little Whinging is in the northern part of Surrey, north of {{wplink|Staines}}, and that Harry got off the train at Iver or Langley, which is in Buckinghamshire on the border with Surrey. However, this doesn't make sense, since this has no residential houses whatsoever, and at the beginning of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'', Harry is seen at [[Surbiton station]], a station within Greater London on the suburban rail lines to Hampton Court, Woking and Guildford, indicating that he lived in this general area, which again doesn't make sense since Surbiton and the Iver area are very far apart.
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*Since [[Rubeus Hagrid]] farewelled [[Harry Potter]] from [[Paddington Station|London Paddington]] after taking him shopping in [[1991]] at [[Diagon Alley]], Harry Potter most likely took a commuter rail service bound for Reading (the Muggle train company in 1991 was {{wplink|Network SouthEast}}); thus, it can be inferred that Little Whinging is in the north part of Surrey, north of {{wplink|Staines}}, and that Harry got off the train at Iver or Langley, which is in Buckinghamshire on the border with Surrey, a few miles northwest of London Heathrow Airport. However, at the beginning of ''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]'', Harry is seen at [[Surbiton station]], within Greater London on the suburban rail lines to Hampton Court, Woking and Guildford, showing that he lived in this general area; Surbiton is a long way from Iver.
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*In the films, Little Whinging was filmed in {{wplink|Martins Heron}} in {{wplink|Berkshire}}, which is served by suburban rail on the London Waterloo - Reading route (not the route from Paddington).
As for the film, Little Whinging was filmed in Martins Heron in Berkshire, which is served by suburban rail on the London Waterloo - Reading route (NOT the one from Paddington)
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Battle of the Seven Potters]]
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*[[Privet Drive]]
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*[[Wisteria Walk]]
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*[[Magnolia Crescent]]
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*[[Magnolia Road]]
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==

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Little Whinging is a town in the English county of Surrey. Little Whinging is the home of Harry Potter, the Dursleys, and Arabella Figg.[1] Dementors attacked Harry Potter and his cousin here in 1995.[2]

Known streetsEdit

Streets in this town are Wisteria Walk, Magnolia Crescent, Magnolia Road, and Privet Drive (where the Dursley's house is located at No. 4).[2]

EtymologyEdit

"Whinging" is another word for whining, an activity that Dudley Dursley and Vernon Dudley particularly enjoy.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

Little Whinging's location within SurreyEdit

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Privet Drive in 1991.
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  • Since Rubeus Hagrid farewelled Harry Potter from London Paddington after taking him shopping in 1991 at Diagon Alley, Harry Potter most likely took a commuter rail service bound for Reading (the Muggle train company in 1991 was Network SouthEast); thus, it can be inferred that Little Whinging is in the north part of Surrey, north of Staines, and that Harry got off the train at Iver or Langley, which is in Buckinghamshire on the border with Surrey, a few miles northwest of London Heathrow Airport. However, at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), Harry is seen at Surbiton station, within Greater London on the suburban rail lines to Hampton Court, Woking and Guildford, showing that he lived in this general area; Surbiton is a long way from Iver.
  • 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).

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

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  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 2 (The Vanishing Glass)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 1 (Dudley Demented)
  3. Pottermore
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