Lincoln's Inn
Lincoln's Inn
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Neighborhood: Holborn
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
How to get there
  • Chancery Lane • 4 min walk
  • Holborn • 6 min walk
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,177 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lincoln's Inn is a splendid building near Fleet St to go and see, marvellous architecture and looks lovely in the summer sun, nice park next door
Written August 28, 2022
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Marni K
San Jose CA430 contributions
Jan 2014 • Solo
I don't pretend to understand what goes on there, but the complex is amazing, and it is possible for people who don't work there to walk around, so I recommend it highly. Since I love older architecture, I had a field day walking around and breathing in the atmosphere. Look elsewhere for a more in-depth review, I just passed by it and fell in love without knowing too much about it......
Written January 30, 2014
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,607 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This is a lovely area with the most amazing buildings and lovely square. The chance to go in the Chapel and great Hall was a privilege
Written November 30, 2019
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DaveVanPelt
New York City, NY31 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Security guard was nice enough to let me in to the 'quad' of barristers' offices when I mentioned that I was 'in the trade'.
Written April 24, 2018
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,651 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We had been taking along walk up the Strand from Trafalgar Square towards Ludgate Hill. On the way we deviated along the Kingsway to enjoy a bit of a rest in Lincoln's Inn Fields.
After a brief break there, we decided to take another look at Lincoln's Inn itself. We had been there during a previous stay in London and had enjoyed its unique ambiance combining the law, tradition and history.
For this visit, there were some parts of the Inn which understandably were not open to the public. Nonetheless, we still had the opportunity to again observe and appreciate the architecture of the fine old buildings.
This is a another locale within central London that is steeped in tradition and worthy of a visit to soak up some of the unique atmosphere!
Written November 1, 2017
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Abbotsbury92
Arlington, VA920 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
The Temple is my favorite Inn of Court in London but Lincoln's Inn is worth wandering around, too. Some of the buildings date from the late 1400s. Entering from Lincoln's Inn Fields you'll see the New Square (1680) on your right and the red brick New Hall & Library (1800s) on your left. Across and to your left are the Stone Buildings (1775-80) in white Portland stone. This is a pretty area. At the south end of New Square is the Carey Street Arch, which is picturesque, trimmed in robin's egg blue, and flanked by a legal bookstore.

My favorite part of the complex is the Old Buildings (1609) comprising Gatehouse Court, Old Hall and Chapel on the Chancery Lane side of the Inn. The vaulted undercroft of the chapel, unusually exposed to the outside, is interesting to walk through. Just north is the courtyard of the Stone Buildings.

A little tip via Ian Nairn's wonderful book "Nairn's London." Walk out the northeast end of the Stone Buildings courtyard through a little stone gateway that leads out to Chancery Lane. Then turn around once through the gateway and down the walk a bit and walk back through the gateway into the courtyard. Note the deep channeling on the stonework that forms the arch and how it gives a glimpse of the courtyard and Stone Buildings. It's a marvelous little framed scene that's among the treasures of London.
Written November 12, 2016
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,978 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is where the barristers work (and park). There is a porter at the entrance but admission is free. Comprising of a number of grassy squares the ambiance is very peaceful resembling some of the larger Cambridge colleges. Certainly somewhere to think and ponder over difficult decisions in court. The surrounding Georgian and earlier terraced buildings have impressive lists of occupants at the door - you will recognise some of the names from the news. Don't miss the chapel with multiple stone arches below supporting it. Go up the stairs, enter, and you will by amazed by the stained glass windows commemorating the clergy over the last 1400 years. You do not have to leave where you entered. There are numerous other exits.
Written March 20, 2019
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Sara B
Houston, TX191 contributions
May 2018 • Family
A highlight of our short trip to London was a gala dinner here at Lincoln's Inn. My husband's conference ended with a catered event here on a Friday night. Wow! The location for the dinner was The Old Hall, built around 1490. Scenes for Harry Potter films were shot here. The opening scene of Dickens' Bleak House is set in The Old Hall. Amazing space with a huge painting on the North wall: Hogarth's "Paul before Felix". I also spotted a portrait of Sir Thomas More (Saint Thomas More) in the basement area. Just a breathtaking space.
Written June 5, 2018
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Gakeitse
London, UK1,396 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
Wandering in the area, we came upon this church by accident. Everything about the church and its surrounds is stunning and awe inspiring. From the medieval vaults beneath the chapel to the wonderful wooden benches/panels and stained glass windows within it on the first floor, it's a wonderful, peaceful place. It seems well maintained so must be loved and well used. Daily services are advertised. I'd have liked to have access to a pamphlet detailing some of its history down the centuries. The official website which I looked at subsequently doesn't do it justice.
Written October 23, 2017
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
This is the largest of the surviving Inns of Court and the closest to the Royal Courts of Justice. One of its gates opens onto Carey Street opposite the rear entrance to the RCJ. The array of beautiful historic architecture is dazzling; the sense of peace and harmony overwhelming and utterly ironic for a place dedicated to dispute resolution and the cut and thrust of courtroom advocacy. The Chapel is well worth a visit. The main church and part of the gardens are closed at present for major building works.
Written October 13, 2017
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