In the wizarding world Diagon Alley, seen throughout the Harry Potter films, is a bustling street. The latest brooms are for sale, wizard authors give book signings and young Hogwarts students acquire their school supplies – cauldrons, quills, robes, wands and brooms.
There are two contenders in London for the REAL Diagon Alley. Many Potter fans are split between the two. Fortunately, both are very centrally located near Leicester Square, Cecil Court and Goodwin’s Court.
Hidden away sits Goodwin’s Court, lined with topsy-turvy buildings, crooked houses, and bulging windows. Godwin’s Court is every inch, Diagon Alley. In fact, the set of Diagon Alley built at the Warner Brother’s studios bears a strong similarity to Goodwin’s Court. This contributes to the conviction that this is the REAL Diagon Alley.
On this section of your Harry Potter in London journey you will discover a magicians emporium, that may well have provided the inspiration for Diagon Alley.