It's not everyone's idea of a good day out, but it can be fascinating watching the long arm of the law in action at the Old Bailey. Members of the public can sit in the court galleries for free. You will find a list of the day's proceedings by the front door.
Obviously, it's not somewhere where you can go for a giggle and a chat, as it's a deadly serious business. Seats are very limited inside and there are no storage facilities -- so make sure you leave your bags, cameras and mobile phones at home as you won't get them past security.
Note: Children under the age of 14 will not be admitted, and older children may be asked for proof of age.
The Old Bailey is officially known as London’s Central Criminal Court. The 18 galleries are normally all open to the public, and numbers 1, 2 and 3 tend to have the best cases. The court has hosted some of the most famous trials in British criminal history – including those of Oscar Wilde and the Kray Twins.
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