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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.
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Seminars and Special Events:
I am delighted to announce that we will again be hosting our Crime & Punishment Seminar on the 27th November 2018. We have three fantastic speakers for the evening: Tom Lloyd, the former Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire, Criminal defence barrister Sushil Kumar and former prisoner governor Mike Conway All discussing their unique insights and tales from inside the criminal justice system. Buy Your Tickets Here
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 outside on the fascinating history of the Old Bailey and a printed 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 £12 per head or £10 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) -Usual run time 2 hours – 11am-1pm
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 and an exclusive view of the old Newgate Prison gaol 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 £10 a head. – Start Times Between 9.45-10.30am – run time 1 hour – latest finish 11.30am
A guided tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, the 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, following in the footsteps of some of the country’s most renowned legal minds. For more information, see: Royal Courts of Justice & Inns of Court Tour.
The Cost of this tour is £10 per head or £8 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) – run time 1.5 hours – 11am-12.30pm
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 in the price.
More information here: Crime and Punishment Seminars.
OLD BAILEY INSIGHT RECOMMENDS THE VIADUCT PUB OPPOSITE THE OLD BAILEY IN NEWGATE STREET.
FROM OCT 29 TO NOVEMBER 3, THE PUB, WHICH IS BRITIAN’S MOST HAUNTED IS HAVING A WEEK OF SPIRITED FUN, PROVIDING SEANCES AND OTHER SPIRITS FOR THOSE BRAVE ENOUGH TO VENTURE INTO SOME OF THE OLD NEWGATE PRISON CELLS THAT STILL REMAIN AS PART OF THEIR BASMENT. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE EXECUTED OUTSIDE THE PRISON ON THE PUB’S DOORSTEP. MANY MAY HAVE AN INTERESTING TALE TO TELL FROM THE OTHER SIDE.
For tickets simply search for the Viaduct Tavern on: www.designmynight.com
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