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    Diagon Alley??

    23&24 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, are Grade II listed terrace houses with bow-front shop windows with an entrance passage between them leading to Godwinís Court which has pedestrian access through to St Martinís Lane. Godwinís Court has a row of bow-fronted cottages down one side and itís said that Nell Gwynn used to live in one of the cottages. Nell Gwynn died in 1687 and Godwinís Court dates from around 1690 but itís possible that she lived in Fishers Alley, as it was known then, before it was redeveloped into Godwinís Court. Itís also claimed that Godwinís Court was going to be used as Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films but it was to narrow and restrictive for the crew and equipment but the basic bow-fronted shape of the properties were the template for Diagon Alley that was build in the studio. BUT itís also claimed that Cecil Court, on the other side of St Martinís Lane, was the template for Diagon Alley.


    23&24 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden,
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    London County Council Plaque.
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    Godwinís Court from Bedfordbury looking towards St Martinís Lane.
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    Godwinís Court from Bedfordbury looking towards St Martinís Lane.

    Godwinís Court from St Martinís lane looking towards 23&24 Bedfordbury.
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    Godwinís Court from St Martinís lane looking towards 23&24 Bedfordbury.
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    Cecil Court from Charing Cross Road looking towards St Martins Lane.
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    Cecil Court from St Martinís Lane looking towards Charing Cross Road.
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