"For a famous place, it was very dark and shabby."

The Leaky Cauldron is a world-famous, yet small, dirty pub, located in London[1]. It is extremely difficult to notice, and only witches and wizards can see it[1]. The pub is very dark and shabby on the inside, and usually full[1].

On 31 July, 1991, the Leaky Cauldron was quite full, with a few old women sitting in the corner drinking sherry and smoking pipes, a small old man in a top hat and a number of other witches and wizards, all of whom rushed to shake Harry Potter's hand when he entered[1].

Across the bar from the London entrance is a small, dusty courtyard with nothing but some bins and a few weeds[1]. Across from the exit leading into this courtyard is a certain wall that leads into Diagon Alley; to enter, one must tap the brick three up and two across from the dustbin with their wand, thrice[1].


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Chapter Five - Diagon Alley)