Tangle & Noils Wigmakers & Perruquiers was a wig shop located in Diagon Alley, London, England, above Brigg's Brooms. Occupying the top floor of the building, it had a front door (without any stairs) that led out to a height of one storey above the street, which was presumably intended to make the store accessible only by broom.[1]


  • The name of the shop has textiles connotations; "to tangle" means "to become mixed together or intertwined", and a noil is a short fibre left over from combing wool or spinning silk during the preparation of textile yarns.


Notes and references

  1. Illustration of Diagon Alley by Jim Kay from the Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (see image).