Talks, Tours and Seminars

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our Crime & Punishment Webinar, which will take place on the 7th June. We have three expert speakers, who will all be giving their insights into our criminal justice system. Former undercover cop Neil Woods, who risked his life bringing down major drugs gangs but now believes all drugs should be legalised and brought under government control. Top criminal defence barrister Harry Potter, a regular at the Old Bailey, an author of several books who has presented a TV series on the law for the BBC and convicted armed robber Scott Walsh, who has experienced the law from the other side of the prison wall. For more information please visit our Crime & Punishment page or Click here to purchase your tickets for this fascinating insight into our criminal justice system.
Statue of the goddess Themis
Statue of the goddess Themis, atop the Old Bailey. Picture: Alison Winward

To book a place now or in future on one of our tours or seminars please email or give us a call on 07866690618 for further information.

Talks, tours and seminars centering on two of the country’s most iconic courts: Central Criminal Court known as the Old Bailey, the most famous criminal court in the world, and the Royal Courts of Justice.


We are now offering online lectures and seminars and you can choose the topics you want covered.  Our speakers will give an exclusive online webinar for an hour with a Q & A. This service is particularly relevant for all educational institutions and anyone interested in the law or pursuing a career in our justice system. 
We have on our books, barristers, senior police officers including a former chief constable, senior forensic officers, prison governors and even a convicted armed robber.



The Legal London tour is an award winning tour that won us the Best Historical tour operator in the 2021 Southern Enterprise Awards. It also has been granted a certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor with 57 out of 61 reviews classing the tour as excellent. It is taken by a former crime reporter, who has the inside knowledge of over 25 years covering both the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) and the Old Bailey. It is our most popular offering, ideal for schools, colleges, universities and crime buffs.  It starts at the RCJ, a stunning historical building where some of the country’s most significant legal judgements are made. Find out why barristers wear wigs. The huge sums earned by some lawyers and why barristers working in the criminal justice system went on strike. The good and the bad in our justice system are revealed. This is followed by a wander through the secret alleys and courtyards of the nearby Inns of Court, in the footsteps of some of the country’s most renowned legal minds. The tour then moves on to the Old Bailey, the country’s leading criminal court, for a talk outside on the fascinating history of the Old Bailey and the trials covered by the guide which shocked the nation. There is our exclusive printed guide with details of the most interesting cases being heard on the day of the visit compiled with the information from the guides contacts at the court. It is up to you if you want to go into court to view a case from the public galleries. This can be done from 2pm when the court opens after lunch. We cannot guarantee entry to the public galleries as it is a government building and we have no control over who gets in. However it is unusual not to gain entry. We can guarantee that you will be perfectly prepared for your day in court.  For more information, see Legal London Tour. The cost of this tour is £15 per head or £10 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) -Usual run time 2 hours – 11am-1pm 


Old Bailey Insight Tour:

Exterior of the Old Bailey

A morning talk at the Viaduct Tavern opposite the Old Bailey, which includes a hot drink and biscuits . Hear about the fascinating history of the Old Bailey, and the places of interest around it, such as the pub where wealthy people rented rooms to get the best view of the public executions and an exclusive view of the old Newgate Prison jail cells.. Afterward, we can direct you straight to the most interesting cases on at the Old Bailey that day. For schools, colleges and universities, a special teachers’ information pack is available. It includes a history of the Old Bailey and an Old Bailey timeline.  For more details, see: Old Bailey Insight Tour. The cost of this tour is £15 a head. – Start Time 10.30am – run time 1 hour – latest finish 11.30amRoyal Courts of Justice & Inns of Court Tour:


A guided tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, the stunning historical building where some of the countrys most significant legal judgements are made. This is followed by a wander through the secret alleys and courtyards of the nearby Inns of Court, following in the footsteps of some of the countrys most renowned legal minds. For more information, see: Royal Courts of Justice & Inns of Court Tour.
The Cost of this tour is £15 per head or £10 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) – run time 1.5 hours – 11am-12.30pm

Crime and Punishment Seminars:

Crime & Punishment Seminar

A talk with court/ crime experts and get the inside track on the English justice system. Ideal for students and crime buffs. Includes a full night over entertaining stories from inside the criminal justice system at a great central London venue, as well as drinks (Wine, Beer and Soft drinks) included

please visit our Crime & Punishment Seminar page

Comments from previous guests:

“Such an interesting and eloquently delivered tour today. It was both fascinating and interesting as well as inspiring for my daughter. Your explanations and descriptions were succinct, informative, clear and interesting peppered with amusing and occasionally horrifying stories! I wish you well, you are providing an excellent, good value service which I will both highly recommend and probably repeat!” – S.H. Visited London on a day out with her daughter. – October 2017

Students had a very enjoyable, pleasurable and informative day. Thank you for the interesting historical background you gave before we went into the Old Bailey. It set the scene very well.” Tina Carling, Legal Studies tutor, Plater College, Oxford.

[We] thoroughly enjoyed our legal tour. Your guide was first class and the literature we received was most helpful. My son is currently studying Law at A-Level and intends to take this further at university and is of the opinion that your tour brought his studies to life.” AJC, tourist.

Fantastic service, I really enjoyed my day at the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice. Your information was a great help. Happy to recommend your service.” Stuart Hunt, American tourist.

“I wanted to thank you for taking us on the tour last Wednesday of the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey.  It was one of the highlights of the trip for my students and they are still talking about it.  After lunch we were able to sit in on one of the trials in the Old Bailey.  It was in Court 13 and involved the murder of David Headlam by the gang of youths.  My students were so interested in the case that they are trying to follow it on line and really want to see the outcome,” Steve Ward, Assistant professor Belmont Abbey College.


We only offer a refund if we cancel the tour. Otherwise if a change of date is needed we are happy to transfer the booking to a new date.

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