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London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. Located in southeastern England, London is the centre of British commerce and government for both Muggles and wizards and witches.


The Great Fire of London

The Great Fire of London was a major conflagration that swept through the central parts of the City of London, beginning on Sunday, 2 September, 1666. The Muggles say the Great Fire of London started in a bakery on Pudding Lane, but there is debate among the wizarding community whether it began in the bakery or in the basement of the house next door, where legend has it a young Welsh Green was being kept. [1]

Caractacus Phelps's prank

On 1 April, 1979, Caractacus Phelps exploded no less than eight-hundred Stink Pellets, by dropping them en-masse from the roof of the Daily Prophet building in Diagon Alley. The resultant gas cloud caused untold discomfort throughout London, and approximately five-hundred cases of Stinkitus were reported. The Muggle authorities explained the stinking cloud away as an unpleasant emission from a nearby factory.[2]

Dark Mark Over London

The Dark Mark towering over London, shortly after the destruction of the Millennium Bridge.

Second Wizarding War

London felt the effects of the Second Wizarding War severely. Many buildings and homes were destroyed or ransacked, and many people were attacked within the City during Lord Voldemort's rise of power: a crowded Millennium Bridge was brought down by a group of Death Eaters,[3] Emmeline Vance was found dead near 10 Downing Street,[4] Diagon Alley was attacked, leading to Garrick Ollivander's kidnapping and Florean Fortescue's murder.[4]

Important locations

Governmental locations

Ministry Visitors Entrance

The visitors' entrance to the Headquarters of the Ministry of Magic on a London street.

London is an important city because it is where the Government of the whole United Kingdom is located. Some of its governmental locations include:

Commercial locations

London is a centre of commerce for both the Muggle and the Wizarding community. Some of its commercial sites include:


London is the location of many important institutions, including:

Gringotts bank

Gringotts Wizarding Bank's main offices.

Other locations

Behind the scenes


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Death Eaters attacked London and kidnapped Ollivander

The Dark Mark and Death Eaters apparating appeared in the sky over London.

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