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Royal Courts of Justice

#208 of 1,615 things to do in London
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Address: Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
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Firstly, Dean at Tour Support could not have been more helpful or friendly, even when two of our group decided to tag along last minute and then pulled out. Then, on the day... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Firstly, Dean at Tour Support could not have been more helpful or friendly, even when two of our group decided to tag along last minute and then pulled out. Then, on the day itself, Mark, our guide gave us a really interesting tour around this incredible building, explaining the history of the courts and complexity of our legal system. I'd... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

what a place to visit. the history is amazing. walking round and going into the court rooms while there is a trail going on was amazing.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in a group of 31 people yesterday. Wonderful building and a very informative tour with a Learning officer about the history of the place and some of the trials there. Started in the huge cathedral-like hall and saw the court rooms, Historic Robes collection in this maze of a building. Beware the toilets though!

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place just to pop in and a look. No charge. Building is really interesting, big and cold ! See Good looking Barristers in wigs, gowns etc.,

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to visit the piece of history! See the papers from the trail of Guy Fawkes! Beautiful building. We didn't have time to sit in a court for a hearing but this would probably be interesting.

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Bicester
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great opportunity to see the workings of the Courts of Justice. Just turn up and you can sit in on the scheduled cases. It's a good opportunity to see the workings of the justice system and to view this fine building and it's architecture. No need to book, just arrive and enjoy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Walking down Fleet Street I was surprised to see this building and ventured in without knowing what to expect. The security guard encouraged me to take a self-guided tour and it was terrific. I learned about the building, the laws of the land and other details. You are allowed to wander, passing solicitor, barristers and judges in the hallways and... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

As with most of the other reviews this is an amazing building and well worth a visit. You can even sit in the courts whilst the barristers put their case to the law lords. Extremely interesting.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great day trip down to London with 50 students to visit the royal courts of justice. A guided tour enabled us to see the courts and also hear its history and some of its infamous trials . Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning gothic building where civil and criminal appeals take place. Bags and mobile phones are allowed in the building unlike the Old Bailey, but you must have phones switched off in court and obviously no photos in there. Some of the court rooms are really beautiful and contain old books of appeals dating back to the 1700s.... More 

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