Statue of the goddess Themis
Statue of the goddess Themis, atop the Old Bailey. Picture: Alison Winward

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, where judgements that shape the nation are made.

To book a place now or in future please email info@oldbaileyinsight.co.uk or give us a call for further information.

Prices start at just £8 per person and you need to book to reserve a place. Click on the ‘Events Calendar’ to check availability and future date.  Get in touch to book and reserve your place.

If you need a special alteration to your time slot for a larger group please get in touch and we can arrange that for you.

 

Tickets are now available for our Crime & Punishment Seminar on the 28th November with three fantastic guest speakers, ideal for students and crime buffs. Check out the Crime & Punishment Seminar page for further information.  Get in touch to book your place before they run out: info@oldbaileyinsight.co.uk

 

Talk/tour packages:

Legal London Tour:

A tour combining both the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ). 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. 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 on the fascinating history of the Old Bailey and a guide to the most interesting trials being heard that day. You will have the knowledge to make an informed choice of which case to watch. You will know what time trials are starting, what they are about and most importantly where to be and when.  For more information, see Legal London Tour. The cost of this tour is £10 per head or £8 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) -Usual run time 2 hours – 11am-1pm (Previously named combined tour)

Royal 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 TourThe cost of this tour is £10 per head or £8 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) – run time 1.5 hours – 11am-12.30pm

Old Bailey Insight Tour:

A morning talk at the Viaduct Tavern opposite the Old Bailey, which includes a hot drink and a croissant. 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. 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 £10 a head. – Start Times Between 9.45-10.30am – run time 1 hour – latest finish 11.30am

Crime and Punishment Seminars:

Coming soon exclusive to Old Bailey Insight – spend a day with court experts and get the inside track on the English justice system. Ideal for crime buffs, forensic, media studies, social science and law students and also anyone interested in crime and punishment. Day-long seminars on law and order with speakers from the media, the legal profession and law enforcement. The day also includes visits to the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice. A great opportunity to understand exactly how the English justice system works..

More information here: Crime and Punishment Seminars.

Comments from previous guests:

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

Our header picture is of the inscription over the entrance to the Old Bailey. It’s one of the lesser-known aspects of the Court, and we like to think it reflects what our talks and tours do: show you something new about two extremely famous courts.

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