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Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
City of London
+44 20 7248 3277
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Thank MikeofHertfordshire
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed 13 January 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 27 December 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 11 December 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
Reviewed 15 September 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 5 September 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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Reviewed 2 September 2018

A great building both inside and out. It's possible to go in and sit in one of the public galleries. Well worth a visit if you get the chance.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We had heard that it was possible to view a trial and as a family member has an interest in pursuing a law career decided to drop by.After passing security and going up to the courts we were admitted to the gallery where a judge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 833so
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4 February 2018|
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Response from gwen g | Reviewed this property |
you can go in at any timewhen there is a pause .ask security what is most interesting .no electrical things ....phone ,camera .
Shala S
9 April 2015|
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