Share: | More
Their style may be pure 13th-century, but the Royal Courts of Justice were actually designed by George Edmund Street in the 1870s. The Victorian’s obsession with neo-Gothic design sits well in the Strand, and has become one of the capital’s most distinctive buildings.
The Royal Courts are where the country’s high-profile civil cases are contested – things like libel, slander and divorce. You can often see a famous face or two giving their interview outside, after they descend the steps in victory… or defeat.
Be aware that in order to gain entry to the building’s fifty courtrooms you will have to undergo a rigorous security check – so leave your camera at home.
There is also a small museum in the Minstrel’s Gallery charting the history of the lawcourt’s dress etiquette.
|Give feedback on itineraries||Visit Speaker’s Corner – Ask questions, and chat with others in our London Chat Forum|
angiemac68 – How do feel about all the CCTV cameras?
As long as you are not doing anything you shouldn't be why worry. As an older person I would certainly feel safer knowing...
RobinF – Hey Londoners - if you had one day off what would you...
Hey Londoners, if you only had one day off all year, where would you go, what would you do and who would you spend it with?...
GrannyRoars – Trafalgar Square -- Your questions and reviews
I was amazed how huge it is. I went to see where South Africa House is, of course. Loved it. Such a happy, fun atmosphere t...
londiniumer – Hyde Park Corner/Near Marble Arch/soap box orators
I wondered, do people still gather there to listen or speak about different topics, and what appears to interest those peo...
Follow Drummerboy’s trip around London, as he
visits every attractionLondon Drummerboy’s blog
Pick of the best shows coming up in London…
|> Events in London|
|> Whats on in June|
|> Events in July|
|> Events in August|