Tour the Bank of England’s vaults

The Bank of England’s new mobile app lets users go on a virtual tour of the bank’s gold bullion-stuffed vaults.

The new app
The new app

Developed by consultancy Clay Interactive, the app allows people to see inside the Bank’s gold vaults – which house more than 400 000 bars of the precious metal.

Users can also tour the cash vault, where the Bank stores a portion of its stock of banknotes, and visit the central Garden Court, which is guarded by the ‘Bank Giant’, a 2m-tall former bank clerk whose body was buried in the garden in 1798.

The Bank of England's gold vaults
The Bank of England’s gold vaults

The app features high-quality panoramic imagery of the Bank’s interior, as well as interactive content such as a guide to the range of security features found on banknotes.

It has been developed to be used on smartphones, tablets and desktop platforms and additional content can be added, allowing the Bank to build in more features over time.

Touring the vaults in the new app
Touring the vaults in the new app

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