Hogsmeade is an important setting in the Harry Potter books, and the Harry Potter films included most of these central plot moments, too. But, the books allow for many more details and smaller moments than the films can include, so, naturally, there are many things about Hogsmeade that didn’t make it on screen. From all of the different shops to scenes between the trio, it’s interesting to see the areas of Hogsmeade that the movies didn’t explore. Plus, with new information from places like Pottermore and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there are some details about this wizarding village that weren’t even mentioned in the books.
Here are 8 things about Hogsmeade that the Harry Potter movies leave out.
9 HOGSMEADE WAS HOME TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF WIZARD RADIO
In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we see how radio is used as an important device for keeping people informed in the wizarding world. Before things got so dark, there was also mention of wizarding radio being used for entertainment purposes. In Hogsmeade, the Wizarding Wireless Network Headquarters made its home. While this isn’t ever mentioned in the books, information from Pottermore and the theme parks mentions this location.
8 THERE WAS A SPORTING GOODS STORE
While Diagon Alley had Quality Quidditch Supplies, it wasn’t the only place where witches and wizards could get their sporting supplies. While Harry never actually visited this store in the books, the store likely held Quidditch gear as well as other items for sports and games not mentioned in the books. The store is called Spin Twitches Sporting Needs and the storefront can be seen in Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
7 HOGWARTS STUDENTS COULD GET NEW QUILLS AT SCRIVENSHAFT’S QUILL SHOP
As the only all-wizard village in all of Britain, it makes sense that most basic magic supplies could be found there. The village is also very close to Hogwarts and the students visit there often.
Having a place to buy school supplies when they ran out throughout the year was a must, and Scrivenshaft’s Quill Shop was where students would buy quills and parchment if they ran out. Hermione mentions going there at one point in the books. It’s definitely a good thing that Hogwarts students don’t have to worry about going all the way to Diagon Alley during the school year as this wouldn’t be allowed.
6 THERE WAS ALSO A MUSIC SHOP
While entertainment and music aren’t talked a lot about in the books, of course, there would be witches and wizards who are interested in music.
We do here about Celestina Warbeck in the books, a popular singer and entertainer, but this is the only real mention. In Housemade, however, musicians could get all the necessary items at Dominic Maestro's’ Music Shop.
5 IT WAS LIKE A MINI-DIAGON ALLEY
In many ways, Hogsmeade functions like a mini-Diagon Alley. It has many different shops and pubs for witches and wizards to get what they need. Some of the other random shops in Hogsmeade include Dogweed and Deathcap, a herbology shop. Many witches and wizards lived full-time in the village so it makes sense that there were a variety of stores for people to shop at because Diagon Alley can’t be the only shopping central for wizards in Britain.
4 HARRY, RON, AND HERMIONE VISITED SIRIUS THERE
In the book version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sirius Black comes to Hogsmeade because he is worried about Harry’s safety after his name is entered into the Triwizard Tournament. Sirius stayed with Buckbeak in the caves in the mountains near Hogsmeade. The trio went to visit him there to talk about what had happened with the Triwizard Tournament, but this scene doesn’t make it into the films.
3 THE TRIO BOUGHT DOBBY SOCKS AT A LOCAL SHOP ONCE
There are many moments in the books were Harry, Ron, and Hermione go to Hogsmeade and even more times where students at Hogwarts mention the village.
The really important moments that occur in Hogsmeade are mostly shown in the movies, but there are some smaller moments that are left out. For example, Harry, Ron, and, Hermione go to a shop called Gladrags Wizardwear to buy some socks for Dobby, including one pair that screams when the socks become smelly.
2 HARRY WASN’T THE ONLY STUDENT EVER SUSPENDED FROM VISITING
In Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry isn’t allowed to go to Hogsmeade because he doesn’t have the permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. Then, in Order of the Phoenix, he is banned from going as a punishment from Professor Umbridge. He wasn’t the only one of the students to ever get his Hogsmeade privileges suspended, however. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Neville Longbottom also briefly loses his permission to go after he loses the list of passwords to Gryffindor Tower that Sirius finds and uses to get in.
1 HARRY AND CHO HAD A DATE AT A TEA SHOP IN HOGSMEADE
In Order of the Phoenix, Harry and Cho go on a date to Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop. The date goes really bad right away as the pink, garish decorations remind Harry of Umbridge’s office. When Cho starts talking about Cedric on the date, she begins crying. She also gets jealous when Harry brings up Hermione and leaves in a huff. Harry clearly isn’t very capable of dealing with the emotions that come along with dating someone, and the date is a good example of how Harry isn't ready to date and that he and Cho aren’t a great match. The scene doesn’t actually make it into the film, but fans can see the elaborate pink tea shop at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in both Florida and California.