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This article focuses on the Land Without Magic location.
For Alice's homeworld, see Victorian England.
For Cruella De Vil's homeworld, see 1920s England.

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London, England is a Land Without Magic location featured on ABC's Once Upon a Time. It appears in the twenty-first episode of the second season.


Before First Curse

The Darling family, residing in London, own a home together. George and Mary Darling are parents to their three children, John, Michael and Wendy. Additionally, they own a dog named Nana. The Shadow, travelling from Neverland, comes to London in search of young boys to take with him so they can join the entourage of Peter Pan. Through a portal in the Enchanted Forest, a boy, Baelfire, persuades his father, Rumplestiltskin, to give up his powers and journey to a Land Without Magic with him for a fresh start. However, Rumplestiltskin chooses power over his son, who falls into the portal alone. Arriving in London, Baelfire spends the next few months on the streets scavenging for food. Upon sighting a construction worker climb down from a ladder at an open window, the boy breaks into a dining room, where he finds an enormous amount of food on the table. Wendy, believing he is a thief, cautiously regards him until she realizes he is just hungry. Feeling sorry for him, she hides Baelfire in her nursery cubby-hole and sneaks up food for him. Her parents eventually find out, but a sympathetic Mary allows him to stay as a guest. One night, while Wendy is watching the Shadow outside her window, Baelfire warns her to never involve herself with magic. She agrees, but later lets the Shadow to take her to Neverland. Wendy returns, with news that the Shadow wants her brothers, though Baelfire promises to protect them. When they counter the Shadow, Baelfire allows the creature to take him instead as a means to keep Wendy's family together. ("Second Star to the Right")

Fearing for Baelfire's safety, Wendy goes to Neverland in the hopes of rescuing him. Her brothers follow, but all three siblings are coerced into doing Peter Pan's bidding during his quest for the heart of the heart of the truest believer. ("Dark Hollow", "Think Lovely Thoughts")

After First Curse
Since the defeat of Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys hitch a ride on Hook's ship out of Neverland. Arriving in Storybrooke, the girl quickly finds her awaiting brothers, John and Michael, and the three decide to finally go home to London. ("The New Neverland")


On-Screen Notes

Production Notes



  • It is also a reference to two of the numbers from Lost.

Filming Locations


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.


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