You read that right, Harry Potter fans can now walk the set Diagon Alley – the row of shops that sell wizardry goods – from the comfort of their own home right on Google Street View. You’ll be able to virtually walk alongside “Ollivander’s Wand Shop, peer through the door of Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and visit Gringotts Bank from their front room.” Continue reading for the full interactive experience.
The Diagon Alley set features in the first Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, when Harry visits the row of shops with giant Hagrid and other characters throughout the series of books. According to the books, written by J.K Rowling, the street is only open to wizards and witches and is hidden from non-magical people called Muggles.
One entrance to Diagon Alley can be reached on foot by passing through The Leaky Cauldron – a wizarding pub – which is also invisible to Muggles. Wizards can also apparate to the site, or use the Floo Network, which involves travelling from one place to another through fireplaces.