Harry Potter's Diagon Alley apparates onto Street View

Gulping gargoyles. You can now take a walk down the teenage wizard's local high street through Google's virtual-exploration tech.

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Merlin's beard! Harry Potter's Diagon Alley has been mapped on Google Street View, giving hopeless muggles a chance to explore the teenage wizard's local high street.

The cobbled thoroughfare, where Potter purchased his first wand, is supposed to be secreted in the heart of London. Google's edition actually takes you to Hertfordshire, however, and indoors to the Warner Bros. "Harry Potter" studio tour.

Ambling virtually down the Alley -- which Potter himself incompetently pronounced "diagonally" in a first Floo powder fumble -- I spied wizarding hotspots such as the Slug & Jiggers apothecary and Flourish and Blotts bookshop.

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