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Royal Courts of Justice

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Address: Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
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Surprise walk-in tour of this site. Self-guided with welcoming staff.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia C
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Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

It is difficult not to be overawed by a visit to the Royal Law Courts in the Strand. This where the serious civil cases are heard. This where law is administered and new laws developed. It is where you see celebrities on the imposing steps to the Strand speaking to the TV cameras after cases have been decided. The building... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were there last Sunday visiting these halls and Inner Temple with our good friend who is a Silk and in England law world, this is highest! He works in this complex. Gorgeous buildings inside and outside. It's definitely worth a visit to see the gorgeous grey gothic style inside. And outside the weird looking protected trees in courtyard!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have toured London many times; would never had thought of going in to the Royal Courts of Justice. It is an amazing building with tons of history. You see it on the news all the time (front steps and name), but is worth seeing inside! Was a holiday so not courts in session. Very good security, and worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I always travel to this location walking from nearby Temple tube station right near the river going up the road to the busy intersection. The building is as mesmerising inside as it is outside and not sure if you are allowed inside if you have no 'business' here. Inside you have to pass a security airport style check and then... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Was here for a wedding. A wonderful venue and we'll worth a visit. Mind you it is central London so parking will be a problem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

You may not know that you can visit here but after going through security you are free to wander the maze of rooms in high Victorian style. Photos not allowed as it is a working building and cases may be taking place.

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