Serving as a gateway from the muggle world into the magical one, the Leaky Cauldron is located on Charring Cross Road in London. To muggles, the exterior is invisible. If, by chance, a muggle is able to see it, they will see what witches and wizards see: a tiny, dingy and unwelcoming pub. The back entrance, which is located at the end of Diagon Alley, is a simple black door on a red brick building.
The inside of The Leaky Cauldron is large, with a pub taking up the majority of the first floor. The pub has a long bar with seating, with additional seating found at tables scattered around the room. The main floor also has a parlor, whose use is typically reserved for more wealthy patrons and features a cozy fireplace and walls covered in tapestries. The second floor is home to the Inn, which houses large rooms that overlook the bustling alley below.
The Inn is located on the second floor. The rooms are large, each having their own bathroom and fireplace. The rooms look out onto the busy alley but are surprisingly quiet despite their location. They are cleaned daily by the housekeeping staff and room service can be order through the pub downstairs. During busy times, especially toward the start of Hogwarts in September, the Inn is very busy and rooms can be hard to come by.
The Leaky Cauldron originated as a meeting place for witches and wizards, and it continues to serve this purpose. The main floor of the establishment is home to a large pub. The pub encompasses a single room filled with closely spaced wooden tables of all different shapes and sizes. The area is dimly lit, and much like the outside appears a bit dingy. The owners call it 'cozy' At the back of the room is along bar with high stools. The bar is fully stocked with a wide range wizarding and muggle alcoholic beverages.
Despite it's dingy look, the pub is one of the best places for traditional British muggle and magical fare. The pub is famous for its pea based dishes, such as split pea soup and mushy peas. The kitchen also makes a stellar treacle tart and everyone knows that pumpkin juice is made fresh to order.
The pub is always busy and buzzing with conversation. It is a popular spot for foreign travelers to stay during their visit to magical Britain. The Leaky Cauldron's role as a gateway to Diagon Alley also makes it a popular spot. To get to the busy shopping district, visitors exit the pub through the backdoor and approach a large, brick wall in the courtyard. Then, using their wand, they tap the bricks, opening a large archway that leads into the alley.