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Old Bailey

Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
+44 20 7248 3277
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“criminal court” (13 reviews)
“public gallery” (24 reviews)
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Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
City of London
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+44 20 7248 3277
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"criminal court"
in 13 reviews
"public gallery"
in 24 reviews
"per item"
in 7 reviews
"small fee"
in 7 reviews
"crown court"
in 3 reviews
"phones cameras"
in 2 reviews
"newgate prison"
in 2 reviews
"ludgate hill"
in 2 reviews
"imposing building"
in 2 reviews
"bronze statue"
in 2 reviews
"fascinating experience"
in 2 reviews
"open to the public"
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"courtroom"
in 13 reviews
"trial"
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"wigs"
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"murder"
in 25 reviews
"proceedings"
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Being a wet afternoon in London, decided to give it a try & see if maybe could get into this famous building know all over the world. Not knowing what to expect, we spoke with the security guard, who was so helpful, explained all what...More

1  Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The biggest data operation in the UK is to put the huge records this place has on the court proceedings it has witnessed in its various incarnations. Even back in the day when Newgate was the prison that stood on this site (1188 - 1901),...More

Thank Gail S
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Beautiful building. Tight, airport style security. Mobile phones can’t be taken in to the public galleries so we left them safe in the hands of a local business. Small bags are allowed (having been X-rayed). Can be a bit of a wait to enter some...More

2  Thank Donna U
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

free interestingunusaal way of passing a couple of hours .things move slowlyso do not expect drama .our cases were easy to catch up with even though we were not in at the start .open 10---4 with lunch 1---2 .no phones cameras etcand no place to...More

Thank gwen g
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and decided to take a walk down to the Old Bailey. We joined the Public Gallery queue which moved along quite quickly. We weren't aware of the electronics rule and we both had our phones on us so were a...More

2  Thank Chinchitchlud
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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 HappyMama41969
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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
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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
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Bebezy
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 .
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Shala S
9 April 2015|
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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
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