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Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

We started our day with a tour offered by Tim who was a previous reporter at the Old Bailey and he does an informative tour of the RCJ and the Old Bailey. He leaves you with a drawn up list of the cases of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marion M
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Took my teenager here who has been learning about the crown court in part of her course. Had a really interesting day dipping in and out of a couple of cases in the public gallery and learning how it works. You can take in a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

Just spent a few hours in the Old Bailey, watched the action in two murder trials, so interesting and wonderful to see our justice system in action, very easy to get in and the staff were brilliant in helping us decide which trials were at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter P
Reviewed February 13, 2019

was fortunate to be able to go on a private tour of this world famous law court. Cannot praise the officers hghly enough. Learned so much about how the system works. Also how they run a charity to help offenders.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Steeped in history. A great building both inside and out. You can go and sit in one of the public galleries. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

For comman law barristers and criminal trial lawyers the Old Bailey is a must. You have two choices: the “Neil part where you enter the building from a side laneway or the “old” part. The court has a number of trials to choose from at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

A visit to London would not be complete without a visit to Old Bailey. An iconic location with great historical value, particularly for those visiting from Australia.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

A very interesting day spent at the ‘home of British justice’. You have to leave bags and electronic devices at the travel agents nearby (£5). Once you’re in, you can choose your cases and dip in and out as you wish, although you have to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We were very privileged to have an after hours tour of the building. We were taken round by a City of London Sherriff who was very passionate about the building and it's history. It dates back to the 16th century He made the whole evening...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Old Bailey is a great way to see justice in action. Great way to spend a morning, afternoon or even a whole day! Just be warned you cannot take any electrical devices in, there is a travel agent further down the same road that will...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Bebezy
February 4, 2018|
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Response from 33traveler2010 | Reviewed this property |
They let us go in during the hearing but they told us we had to stay for half an hour before we could leave. They didn't want people walking in and out.
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Shala S
April 9, 2015|
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Response from vinmin | Reviewed this property |
This is just the court where the proceeding take place. you cant see old jail cells here. May be try to google prison which are museums or something. Thanks Vin
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