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Old Bailey Insight & Legal London

#318 of 1,547 Tours in London
London, United Kingdom
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About Old Bailey Insight & Legal London
Talks, tours and seminars centering on two of the country’s most iconic courts: Central Criminal Court known as the Old Bailey, the most famous criminal court in the world, and the Royal Courts of Justice, where judgements that shape the nation are made. PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK YOUR SPACES, VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Below are some Tour Details. Legal London Tour: A guided tour of both the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ). Our most popular tour, ideal for schools, colleges, universities and crime buffs. It starts at the RCJ, a 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 Old Bailey and a guide to the most interesting trials being heard that day. You will have the knowledge to make an informed choice of which case to watch. You will know what time trials are starting, what they are about and most importantly where to be and when. For more information, see Legal London Tour. The cost of this tour is £10 per head or £8 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) -Usual run time 2 hours – 11am-1pm (Previously named combined tour) Royal Courts of Justice & Inns of Court 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, following in the footsteps of some of the country’s most renowned legal minds. For more information, see: Royal Courts of Justice & Inns of Court Tour. The cost of this tour is £10 per head or £8 concessions (students, pensioners etc.) – run time 1.5 hours – 11am-12.30pm Old Bailey Insight Tour: A morning talk at the Viaduct Tavern opposite the Old Bailey, which includes a hot drink and a crossiant. Hear about the fascinating history of the Old Bailey, 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 Old Bailey that day. For schools, colleges and universities, a special teachers’ information pack is available. It includes a history of the Old Bailey and an Old Bailey timeline. For more details, see: Old Bailey Insight Tour. The cost of this tour is £10 a head. – Start Times Between 9.45-10.30am – run time 1 hour – latest finish 11.30am
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Florian von Ach wrote a review Feb 2020
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We did the "Old Bailey Insight & Legal london" tour in January 2020. Our guide was Tim Wood. Tim led the tour very well. He was very well informed, told the various stories of the courthouses in detail and the tour was informative and entertaining at all times. I can only recommend everyone to book this tour!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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CheesyClaire wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom44 contributions18 helpful votes
We booked onto the talk given by Tim in the Viaduct Tavern and it was brilliant. So, so interesting; you get an overview of the history of the Old Bailey and some memorable trials that have happened there. Tim is a great guide, he's knowledgeable and given that he was a journalist covering criminal trials for 20 years you get a real insight into the justice system. I would definitely recommend this and will book onto another of Tim's talks soon!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GinaH1983 wrote a review Jan 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom32 contributions12 helpful votes
The best guided tour I have had in the UK, a memorable and interesting day. Tim is a welcoming and knowledgeable host. The tour was packed with interesting facts and lots to see. Tim really knows his stuff. I really enjoyed the day and the the way Tim runs the tour it does not feel like it is a job, he shows his passion for the courts and his genuine interest in educating the public. I highly recommend this tour, it was a real eye opener and I have been speaking about it for days!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Neil H wrote a review Oct 2019
Sale, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a really interesting tour led by Tim. He took us into the Royal Courts of Justice and gave lots of information about its history and the building. We then went on to Lincoln's Inn, tucked away in the middle of London. From there we went to the Old Bailey for more fascinating information. We had already been given a list of court cases at the Old Bailey that day so we were shown where we could leave our bags and phones if we wanted to visit one of the trials. We went back at 1.50pm ready for the courts reopening at 2pm. All in all an extremely interesting day. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Jeff T wrote a review Oct 2019
Henderson, Nevada48 contributions20 helpful votes
Our guide Tim was an absolute delight. Had great insider anecdotes and fascinating info on the Justice Court System. Interesting rooms and grounds and displays, loved the wigs and robes,Tim had interesting facts on all. A highly recommended way to add to your London experience. Tim mentioned the Viaduct Tavern and the basement cells. After the tour, stop in for a pint and if your lucky, like we were(Tim gave us a name) you can be taken down and check them out.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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