Our unique Law in London guided tour is ideal for lawyers, for fans of “ Rumpole of the Old Bailey “ or indeed anyone with an interest in the history of London. Fun and educational! So come along with us on this charming half day walking tour of the Inns of Court, Royal Courts of Justice, Old Bailey and the British Law Society.
We visit the impressive Royal Courts of Justice ( where the tour begins ), which represents the 19th Century vision of British justice, and the Rolls Building – its 21st Century equivalent, where litigants from around the world come to resolve their disputes. In between, you will be our personal guests at The Law Society, with a visit to the historic library and Reading Room. The tour includes seeing the world famous scales of justice atop the Old Bailey, where cases such as Lady Chaterlay’s lover were heard. We visit the haunts of Rumpole of the Bailey, visit the cloisters where Prime Minister Tony Blair got his start as a young lawyer and see the 12th Century Temple Church famous for its scene from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. We visit three of the four Inns of Court – including where John Donne, contemporary of Shakespeare, gave his famous sermon which included:
” No man is an island . . . therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee. ”
We complete the tour at one of the lovely historic pubs ( eg. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese ) where lawyers frequent and tour guests are treated to a glass of fine British ale. Each tour guest also receives a personal copy of England’s famous Magna Carta.
” This is a wonderful experience. We would recommend this
tour without reservation and it is excellent value for money. “
– Alan, U.K.
” I would highly recommend this tour – the tour was outstanding. One of the highlights
of my time in London . ”
– Kristen, Canada
” Fantastic tour with lots to see! Our guide Andrew was great at explaining everything. We would highly recommend him and Greenwich Royal Tours. ”
– Katie and Tim, U.S.A.
Tour times: Tour runs Monday to Friday only: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: £145 for Adults, £135 for Seniors and Children (ages 6-15)
Place: Tour starts at front entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice.