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Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
+44 7789 751248
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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 than eight years to complete throughout the 1870s. The courts were opened in an official ceremony by Queen Victoria on December 4th, 1882.
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Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
Holborn
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"self guided tour"
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"high court"
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"fleet street"
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"main hall"
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"open to the public"
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"impressive building"
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"law courts"
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"amazing architecture"
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"court building"
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"victorian gothic style"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 25 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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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Hard to miss this complex of amazing old historic buildings. Very impressive architecture and well worth taking a free self-guided tour of the workings of British Justice inside.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a beautiful and imposing building with and rightly houses the most important cases of the country. An essential part of legal system of London and United Kingdom, it is situated on the junction of the Strand and Kingsway and near Fleet street

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the RCJ for a day earlier this month, the visit was with work however we got a small tour similar to how normal visitors can, there is security to go through when you initially enter the building. But it’s hard not to notice...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We went to visit as part of an organised group of about 50 people and were shown round in a most informative way.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Truly wonderful architecture as you wander along it, we crossed over the street to see it better. We hadn't got time for a tour but would have found it fascinating!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The Royal Courts of Justice, or the RCJ as it is fondly referred to as, is an impressive building. It is situated at the junction of The Strand and Kingsway and still has a Citizen's Advice Bureau. It is an essential part of any legal...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Free entry. Airport style security. We picked up a self-guided tour sheet from the information desk. Impressive building. Interesting and well worth a look.

Thank Donna U
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Nearby
Holborn
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
...More
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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
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f1girly
7 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.
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HarrisClarke
16 November 2015|
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Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
We certainly saw it on our tour ..... MOST impressive!
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