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“fleet street”(9 reviews)
The Royal Courts of Justice are an attraction well worth a visit. Close enough to Parliament, the Temple and The City. With stunning Victorian architecture, a small costume exhibition. The courts were designed by George Edmund Street and took more...more
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Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
+44 7789 751248
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All reviews self guided tour high court fleet street amazing building main hall law courts open to the public security check queen victoria court building victorian gothic style costume display news reports worth a stop painted room information desk impressive architecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well prepared for visitors, helpful staff, there is airport type security on the way in so had a bit of a wait to get through. They had short videos of the work of the courts but this might have been specials for the Open House...More

Thank Marion W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning architecture of this building stand out. did free walking tour and it is very impressive to see the workings of justice here. Worth a visit.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never thought that it’s possible to visit this incredible building! The Victorian Gothic style architecture of the RCJ is breathtaking! I did the self-guided tour and it’s easy to find your way around! The staff was also very friendly!

Thank Reaaa94
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I took the self guided tour that was most helpful and it let me explore the building and get a feel of the place. This really is a most amazing building. Security guys excellent and professional. Perhaps a smile, a thank you or a please...More

Thank DerekHardy
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We went on the guided tour of the Royal Courts of Justice. The architecture of this place is incredible. Our guide was really informative and pointed out a lot of things it would be easy to miss, including some of the procedural things happening as...More

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Went with a small group, one of whom used a walker, lots of steps and the guide said that no lift went where we were going! The only small platform lift that went round about 6 steps didn’t work. The security staff at the entrance...More

Thank 25lilith
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We were there for a swearing in ceremony for my Son who is a judge so did not see much else of the building but it really is lovely and well worth a visit. I am not sure when it is open to members of...More

2  Thank Betty F
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful exterior done in neo medieval style with a long history of administering justice including Guy Fawlkes. I under stand that World War II injured flyers were housed here during WWII.

1  Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Wish I'd gone here sooner - totally beautiful and fascinating. Easy to navigate around; I'd recommend it to Londoners who pass by but haven't been in yet. However, I'm sorry to say that our tour guides were very poor indeed. It was clear that they...More

1  Thank Eli-R95
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The first time I saw the Royal Courts of Justice was from a hop-on hop-off bus whilst on Honeymoon 9 years ago. It was a quick snap and I've always wondered but never really delved into where they are situated. So with time on my...More

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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9 August 2018|
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Response from Eli-R95 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website
Kristin M
3 April 2018|
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Response from 6Makendon | Reviewed this property |
Hello, yes, self guided tour. Take a leaflet and wander freely. Amazing experience
6 March 2016|
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Response from Madeleine S | Reviewed this property |
You can take a phone in but there is airport style security. They have cases on Monday to Friday but they have very short terms- a bit like a private school so check online.