Watch a real-life court case at the Old Bailey

Address:
Old Bailey, Corner of Newgate and Old Bailey Street, The City, London 51.515491 -0.101998
Dates & Time:
Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and the day immediately after)
Courts usually sit from 9.55 AM to 12.40 PM, and then 1.55 PM to 3.40 PM (last admission)
Sittings are reduced throughout August
Tickets & Cost:
Free to watch from the public galleries
Groups of up to 20 people need to call in advance
Children under the age of 14 are not allowed
You must dress appropriately
See cityoflondon.gov.uk
Telephone:
The contact number for Old Bailey is +44 (0) 207 248 3277
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The best London underground train stations to visit Old Bailey are Barbican Blackfriars Farringdon St. Paul’s
Note: The actual closest train station to Old Bailey is St Pauls
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Watching a court case at the Old Bailey can be fascinating, and a real eye-opener. Obviously it's not somewhere where you can go for a giggle and a chat, because it's a deadly serious business.

Seats are very limited inside and there are no storage facilities whatsoever -- so make sure you leave your bags, cameras and mobile phones (and any other electrical gadgets) at home, as you won't get them past security.

If you enjoy this then you might like to visit the Royal Courts of Justice as well, which Craig has reviewed in his blog.

Note: Children under the age of 14 will not be admitted, and older children may be asked for proof of age. You must also dress appropriately, so no vests or shorts for men, and no low-cut tops or short skirts for women.

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