The Ministry of Magic is where it all happens. It’s where wizarding laws are made – and it’s probably one of the only places in the world that you enter by flushing yourself down the loo! It’s also a setting where ambition can flourish – you just have to look at the careers of Kingsley Shacklebolt, Hermione Granger and even Percy Weasley to see that. Whether you want to catch Dark wizards as an Auror or do highly secret things as an Unspeakable, if you’re someone who is career driven and ambitious, the Ministry of Magic is the location for you.
The world can be busy and loud and for some this can be a little overwhelming. If you have ever felt the urge to switch off from it all and go on your own adventure, then the Forbidden Forest is where you belong. While it isn’t the safest of places (why else would it be forbidden to Hogwarts students?), it is a forest full of mysteries and secrets that your wandering mind can't help but want to explore! Home to weird, wonderful and often dangerous creatures – such as Unicorns and Acromantula, it is not for the faint of heart. But for fearless adventurers, who want a break from the modern world, it is the perfect idyll.
This one is really quite self-explanatory. If you want to expand your horizons and learn something new, then Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is simply the place to go. From the library that is bursting at the seams with magical information, to the vast and deep knowledge of the professors, it has everything you could possibly need to help quench your thirst for learning. We can just see you now, sat at the front of a Charms lesson with Professor Flitwick, practising Wingardium Leviosa with a quick swish and flick and enjoying every minute of it.
There is nothing like sharing a few stories over a pint of Butterbeer with a friend – and the Three Broomsticks is a great place to do that. Packed full of characters, you never quite know who you are going to meet. Witches, wizards, warlocks, dwarfs... you'll definitely bump into Hagrid who is known to congregate there. Wizarding pubs are also spaces where secrets are spilled, and deals are made – you never know what you might hear (or what creature you might be offered). So, if you enjoy a good drink, fantastic conversation and meeting new people, then this is where we would find you.
The hustle and bustle of a busy high-street. Shop windows packed full of colourful trinkets. The thrill of finding that perfect item. Any of this tickling your fancy? If the answer is yes – you should take a trip down Diagon Alley. There really isn’t any Muggle shopping experience that can compare. What a wonderful afternoon you could have perusing the beautifully crafted wands at Ollivanders, before having a good rummage through the books at Flourish and Blotts and finally finishing the day with an ice-cream at Florean Fortescue’s.
Are you someone that often prefers the company of animals to humans? Do you feel you understand them in a way you don’t get people? If this is you, then we can see you happily helping Bunty in Newt’s case – surrounded by a multitude of magical creatures. Who wouldn’t want to play with squashy baby Nifflers, meet big-eyed Mooncalves or even admire a rare Thunderbird? It would be blissful to spend the day tending to all the creatures in such a beautiful spot. The best thing? Cases are portable! So you can always take this special little sanctuary with you.
Nowhere says home quite like The Burrow. It may be rundown and ramshackle, but that doesn’t make it any less special or ‘brilliant’ (as Harry first described it). It is a place where anyone can feel as though they are part of a family and Mr and Mrs Weasley wouldn’t have it any other way. There may be bickering, a ghoul in the attic and a constant need for de-gnoming the garden – but warmth and love radiate from every nook and cranny. As do delicious meals and a general sense of cosiness. So, if you’re someone who is at their happiest when safe, secure and surrounded by family, you would slot right into The Burrow and right into the Weasley clan.