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Old Bailey

Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
020 7248 3277
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Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, England
City of London
020 7248 3277
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This imposing building is the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales. On the dome above the building stands a statue of Lady Justice with a sword in one hand and the scales of justice in the other. Entrance to the public gallery to the...More

1  Thank nellielim
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I have long wanted to see the workings of a court and where better than the Bailey. Leave your mobile at home and take your legal mind and patient ear to this most historic of courtrooms to see the biggest cases of the day unfold...More

3  Thank Ulrikakaka
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

With the gold some and scales of justice looks very much the central court. The large prisoner entrance in newgate street. Must be intimidating to prisoners entering in vans. This compares to an almost stately entrance in old Bailey itself is

2  Thank PHE22
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth going to on your trip to London apart from an amazing building outside its amazing inside too.

Thank willowend
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Old Bailey, also known as Justice Hall, the Sessions House, and the Central Criminal Court. This working courthouses built on the site of Old Newgate Prison. With a sword in one hand and scales in the other the gold statue of justice on top...More

11  Thank Rubaiyat E S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I'm surprised that so few people visit the public galleries of the Old Bailey. It's free, but if you enter a court, you must sit for a minimum of half an hour so as not to disrupt proceedings. You can't take phones, large bags or...More

19  Thank Goingorganic
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is Britain and all it stands for at it's best. It is gritty, upsetting, fascinating, insightful, humbling and totally awesome. There is regalia and history and drama and procedure all rolled into one worthy experience! As a former expert witness the Old Bailey is...More

7  Thank TheHarve
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Today I visited what is the cornerstone of the British criminal judicial system and what an experience. If you have any interest in criminal law or are particularly following a trial then this is well worth a visit. I arrived early (0900) and dropped off...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

A well-known Central Criminal Court, named by the street where it is located, is an imposing building which was built in 1907. But the history of this place goes as far as the 16th century. Don’t miss the bronze statue of Lady Justice at the...More

3  Thank Borzov
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towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
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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