First look inside Gringotts Bank at Harry Potter Studio Tour in London

20 March 2019, 14:27

Warwick Davis (C) and Goblins in the original Gringotts...
Warwick Davis (C) and Goblins in the original Gringotts... Picture: Getty

By Giorgina Hamilton

For the first time ever the set of Harry Potter's Gringotts Wizarding bank will open to in London.

In just a few weeks the famed bank from the film franchise will join the likes of the Great Hall and the Forbidden Forest as part of the wildly popular Warner Bros Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter.

From Saturday April 6, fans will be able to step inside the 16,500 square foot magic bank and walk in the footsteps of Harry, Hermione and Ron.

Harry Potter Gringott Bank opens
Harry Potter Gringott Bank opens. Picture: PA images

Gringotts Bank has played a vital role in many pivotal Harry Potter storylines.

The famous wizarding trio escaped the bank on a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon in their quest for a Horcrux and Gringotts was essential in their first discovery of Diagon Alley.

Gringotts Bank Harry Potter tour opens
Gringotts Bank Harry Potter tour opens. Picture: PA images
James Phelps (L), Warwick Davis (C) and Oliver Phelps (R) in...
James Phelps (L), Warwick Davis (C) and Oliver Phelps (R) in... Picture: Getty

The new tour even includes the Lestrange vault the adventurous trio broke into in the final film and the pillar-lined banking hall of Gringotts, complete with extravagant chandeliers holding 30,000 crystals.

Read also: Why does Prince William have a Harry Potter-style scar on his head?

Warick Davis at the opening of Harry Potter's Gringotts Bank
Warick Davis at the opening of Harry Potter's Gringotts Bank. Picture: PA images
Gringotts Bank to open at Warner Bros Studios Tour
Gringotts Bank to open at Warner Bros Studios Tour. Picture: PA images

The largest ever addition The Making of Harry Potter tour, the bank - complete with inkwells, quills, ledgers and piles of Galleons, Sickles and Knuts - was designed and built by the same crew who worked on the sets for the film.

Tickets for the new tour are on sale through Warner Bros. Studios Tour and must be pre-booked, so be quick!