For the first time ever at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, visitors are invited to enter the set of Gringotts Wizarding Bank as the Studio Tour unveils its
biggest expansion to date.
From Harry Potter first discovering Diagon Alley to the famous trio escaping on a Ukrainian Ironbelly dragon in their quest for a Horcrux, Gringotts Wizarding Bank played an important role in the Harry Potter film series.
On 6 th April, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London will unveil a permanent addition allowing visitors to walk through the wizarding bank of Gringotts, the
Lestrange vault, a gallery of goblins and so much more.
Lined by towering marble pillars, the grand banking hall will be decorated with three magnificent
crystal chandeliers and finished with real brass leaf.
Inkwells, quills, ledgers and piles of Galleons, Sickles and Knuts will complete the goblin tellers’ desks as seen on screen.
The Prop-making Department, led by Pierre Bohanna, created over 210,000 coins for the final two
Gringotts Wizarding Bank is famously run by goblins. Walking through the imposing marble
columns, visitors will discover the costumes and prosthetics belonging to Bogrod, Griphook and
many other goblin bankers.
Each prosthetic mask took weeks to create, with every hair
individually inserted and veins painstakingly painted by hand.
It took four hours to transform
actor Warwick Davis into Griphook in the films which included him wearing black contact lenses
and dentures with extremely sharp teeth to complete the goblin look.