Legal London Combined Tour

Farrer and Co offices, Lincoln's Inn Fields
The offices of the Queen’s solicitors, Farrer & Co, in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

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

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 50 out of 54 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. The Old Bailey hears more murder trials than any other court in the country.

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. What we can guarantee is that you will be perfectly prepared for your day in court. 

The tour usually starts at 11am and groups arrive at the Old Bailey by about 1pm. Lunch can then be taken. The court opens for its afternoon session at 2pm, when visitors can take their pick of the criminal cases on. It is entirely up to you how long you stay in court. The Old Bailey courts rise between 4 and 4.30pm.

The cost is £15 per person/£10 concessions (Over 65/Students)

Please note: if you are bringing teenagers on the tour please ensure they have ID which proves they are over 14 as security at the Old Bailey may turn them away. 

We look forward to seeing you then. 

Note: you need to book to reserve a place. Go to the How to Book page for further details

Also available:

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 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, please see: Royal Courts of Justice and Inns of Court Tour.

Old Bailey Insight:

A talk on the fascinating history of the court, 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. Afterwards, we can direct you straight to the most interesting cases on at the court that day. Includes, for schools, colleges and universities, a special teachers’ information pack. For more details, please see: Old Bailey Insight.

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We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our Crime & Punishment Webinar, which will take place on the 5th of October. We have three expert speakers, who will all be giving their unique insights into our justice system, the good and the bad. Barrister Harry Potter on the challenges facing our criminal justice system, Tom Lloyd, the former Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire, who believes the way we tackle drugs in this country should be completely reformed and Ian Puddick, a businessman, who was arrested by the anti-terrorist squad following a corrupt police operation when he uncovered that his wife was having an affair with a well connected City executive with police contacts. 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.

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