The Romans had their Forum on this site but a visit to this covered shopping strip off Gracechurch St is a step back to the Victorian era, with cobblestones underfoot and late-19th-century Victorian ironwork linking its shops and bars. It appears as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and an optician's shop was used for the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron wizarding pub in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.