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Old Bailey

Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
+44 20 7248 3277
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Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
City of London
+44 20 7248 3277
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I should note that my fellow traveler and I are both involved in the legal system in the US. I don't know if this would be interesting for someone who is not. BUT, we found it fascinating to watch the attorneys, the placement of...More

Thank D W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While enjoying a long stroll along Fleet Street, we deviated slightly when we reached Ludgate Hill and walked up to view the Old Bailey from the outside. We had neither the time nor reason to go inside and we therefore just made do with viewing...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old Bailey building partly stands on the site of the old Newgate gaol, on a road named Old Bailey that follows the line of the City of London's fortified wall (or bailey), which runs from Ludgate Hill to the junction of Newgate Street and...More

Thank Karin G
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This place is a great court to hear fascinating, serious cases, especially if you're a law student. People who visit will have a great insight into how the legal system works to maintain justice. However, you must abide by the rules which means you must...More

2  Thank Sam A
Reviewed 4 October 2017

These are the words that greet you as you enter this very famous place which dates back to the reign of King Edward V11 who opened it in 1902. A bronze statue of LADY JUSTICE, complete with sword and scales, is atop of the dome...More

Thank Margaret Mary O
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We visited just to see where the trials happen but given that it was a Sunday the courts were closed. The place is iconic, but isn't worth visiting if you can't gonknside.

Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 9 September 2017

I only recently realised you can watch trials from the public gallery at the old bailey so on my next trip to London we went along and chose to sit in on a murder trial. Security is very tight and you cannot take mobile phones...More

3  Thank Mrs_Ramjam
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We visited the Old Bailey and by chance there was a murder trial going on. It was interesting to see an English court in action. The Judge and lawyers all wear wigs and judicial gowns. We were little disappointed that the trial took place in...More

Thank 33traveler2010
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

The entrance to the public gallery through a small archway on Old Bailey, not the main entrance. Minimum age 14. ID like a passport or drivers licence could be asked for. What isn't pointed out is that no bags (except for a handbag) are allowed...More

Thank PigletWinnieAndRoo
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

A fantastic piece of archeture with the iconic balenceof justice high above the building. Ornate public entrance contrasted by the gates taking convicts away in vans.

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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