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Royal Courts of Justice

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Royal Courts of Justice are an attraction well worth a visit. Close enough to Parliament, the Temple and The City. With stunning Victorian architecture, a small costume exhibition. The courts were designed by George Edmund Street and took more...more
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Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew this was open to tourists, etc. I'm glad we went in. Lovely old, historic building. Flying visit only would like to spend more time wandering around next time.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Freedee1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A one hour tour of this simply stunning and iconic building. June our guide presented a fascinating insight into the history and function of this building. Structure of the law and courts system along with historical robes worn by past & present lawyers & barristers....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Royal Courts of Justice recently with a friend. Unfortunatley for me there were lots of areas involving stairs so inaccessable as I have to walk with a stick at the moment. However my friend continued with the tour and enjoyed the information...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a tour which lasted over an hour and sat in on one of the cases (as anyone is allowed to do) but our guide was very well informed and we leaned a lot in a very short space of time from Tim,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free for the public to enter and sit in on any cases (unless otherwise noted). Airport style security and no photography allowed. There's a museum section with robes, other law related items and information and a few other similar displays scattered. The main hall is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

This building is commonly called the Law courts is a court building . A historic courts were opened by queen Victoria in 1882 and is the largest courts in Europe . It is located at Strand within the city of Westminister . It is surrounded...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 27, 2019

I have seen the outside of these law courts on television and knew their purpose. I did not know that you could visit, unless you were actually involved in a case. We passed through the airport type security and were able to wander around at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

We visited here on a coach trip to Covent Garden and the Royal Courts of Justice. We had a guide that told us the history of the building and showed us Court rooms and stories of some of the cases that had appeared there, the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

This is one of the beautiful building from the point of architecture. Designed by George Edmund Street, who died before it was completed, it is a large grey stone edifice in the Victorian Gothic style built in the 1870s and opened by Queen Victoria in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

This was fascinating, but we went on a guided tour. You can turn up on your own and walk about the public areas, but I don't think that would be very helpful. However, with a paid for tour guide the whole building and atmosphere starts...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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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
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August 9, 2018|
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Response from Eli-R95 | Reviewed this property |
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from MNicoleS375 | Reviewed this property |
"They now offer a unique half-day London Legal Walking Tours and I believe they offer tours through these companies: White Sky Tours Ltd, and delivered by the best Blue Badge Guides in London. The Royal Courts of Justice... More
March 6, 2016|
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Response from Madeleine S | Reviewed this property |
You can take a phone in but there is airport style security. They have cases on Monday to Friday but they have very short terms- a bit like a private school so check online.