Skip to content
*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. In 1993, the Room 11 was a room at the first-floor which had a bed in the middle, a fireplace, a It is requested that this article, or a section of this article, should be Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page. In October 2011, LeakyNews split from the main site to form a new entertainment website disconnected from the Harry Potter franchise, the new website allows members to write and contribute their own articles on an area of The Leaky Cauldron regularly raises funds to aid world literacy, an initiative begun in 2002 with the auction of a card, handwritten by Rowling, with 93 words regarding the plot of the upcoming fifth Harry Potter book. In Room 10 was a room at the first-floor. The Leaky Cauldron was a popular wizarding pub and inn located in London. The Leaky Cauldron website was started by Kevin C. Murphy on 5 July 2000, as a The Leaky Cauldron was also part of the "Floo Network", a collection of Harry Potter sites that also included Leaky bought leakynews.com on 20 Nov. 2005 to make their URL shorter and make access to their site easier. At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in To Muggles, the pub appears to be a broken-down old shop front on Leaky Cauldron sign detailed with symbols of stories from The Leaky Cauldron has changed little over the years; it is small, dingy and welcoming, with a few bedrooms above the public bar for travellers who live a long way from London. Melissa Anelli joined the Leaky staff later that year as an editor and became Managing Editor in 2002. It was the entrance to Diagon Alley and indirectly Knockturn Alley. Leaky gathered funds from its readers to place a collective bid, but when their bid was unsuccessful, the money raised was donated to the charity benefiting from the auction. Tom (fl. 1938—1990s) was a British wizard, who was the landlord, innkeeper, and barman of the Leaky Cauldron. It is the ideal spot to catch up with wizarding gossip if you happen to live a long way from the nearest magical neighbour.One of the most difficult times for the Leaky Cauldron was the creation of Harry Potter's first encounter with Quirrell in the Leaky CauldronWhile the Leaky Cauldron was a favourite hangout for the magical community, its patronage took a turn for the worse in the summer of At some point after the end of the Second Wizarding War, Tom either retired or passed away. On 28 January 2005, Leaky debuted the Leaky Lounge, a forum for Harry Potter discussion. In May 2009, Leaky hosted LeakyCon 2009, a Harry Potter fan convention held in Boston, Massachusetts, the proceeds of which went to In 2012, LeakyCon was held again, taking place in Chicago, Illinois, from 9 August to the 12th.In 2013, LeakyCon held its first international conference in London, England, from 8 to 12 August, as well as the now traditional American conference, held in Portland, Oregon in June that year. Leaky now holds a charity drive every holiday season and has raised more than $30,000 in donations to date. Anelli took full editorial control of the site in 2004. The forum currently has over 120,000 registered me… The Leaky Cauldron website was started by Kevin C. Murphy on 5 July 2000, as a Geocities site managed through Blogger. The Leaky Cauldron also participated in the fundraiser "Helping Haiti Heal", which was organized by the Harry Potter Alliance. This money was used to charter five planes to Haiti, nicknamed "Harry", "Hermione", "Ron", "DFTBA" and "Dumbledore", and carried up to 100,000 pounds of critical, life-saving supplies for thousands of Haitians. He was very friendly with many wizards and witches that passed through the pub to get to Diagon Alley. A Private parlour was located behind the bar at the ground-floor. It had a desk, a window and a little table and two somewhat uncomfortable chairs. The rear of the pub opened up onto a chilly courtyard that contains the entrance to both alley ways. This fundraiser had the goal of raising money for Haiti after the earthquake that struck in January 2010. Or, put bluntly, it’s just not the same actor. The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films. The Leaky Cauldron was there long before Charing Cross Road was even planned; its true address is number one, Diagon Alley, and it is believed to have been built some time in the early 1500s, along with the rest of the wizarding street. Unless there are two innkeepers called Tom at the Leaky Cauldron who put in shifts as the Tom-in-charge, that’s a bit of a change of appearance.