THE Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court:
See the Royal Courts of Justice, the stunning Victorian building where some of the country’s most significant legal judgements are made. Hear some of the secret stories of its construction and learn about the fascinating characters who have worked here.
Then enjoy a guided walk through the hidden alleyways and courtyards of the Inns of Court, the traditional ‘home’ of barristers in England and Wales.
Follow in the footsteps of some of the country’s most renowned legal minds, marvel at the architecture and enjoy the tranquillity of the enclosed courtyards.
Hear what Charles Dickens had to say about our “overpaid” lawyers, why Francis Bacon was sacked as Attorney General, and take in the elite working environment our top barristers enjoy today. Find out how much a barrister’s wig costs and the terrible secret of Mrs Lovell’s pies.
Your Guide will make it a day to remember. It is both educational and enjoyable.
Tours available Monday-Friday, at 11am/11.30am and 1.15pm. Duration around one hour.
£10 per person; concessions £8, and under-fives free.
Note: you need to book to reserve a place.
Crime and Punishment Seminars:
Day-long seminars on law and order and journalism; featuring talks and visits to the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice. A great opportunity for law, forensic, media studies and social science students. For more details, please see: Crime and Punishment Seminars.
Legal London 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, 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 court and a guide to the most interesting trials being heard that day. For more information, see Legal London Tour.
Old Bailey Insight Tour:
Ideal for schools, colleges, universities and crime buffs. 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 Tour.
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