1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Temple, London

The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

Product ID: 31758
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Explore the English legal system on a private half-day walking tour of London’s law spots, including the famous Royal Courts of Justice. Sip your free drink in a pub where lawyers gather, and learn more about the law in Britain from a lawyer guide.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
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English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a tour of London's legal hotspots with a London lawyer as your guide
  • See famous landmarks, such as the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice
  • Learn how British law has evolved through time
  • See former Prime Minister Tony Blair's law offices
  • Enjoy a complimentary drink at the Old Cheshire Cheese Pub at tour's end
  • Get a free copy of the Magna Carta, the founding document of Britain's legal system
Full description
Enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of London’s legal hotspots on a tour ideal for fans of “Rumpole of the Bailey,” “Crown Court” or any of the other TV series that focus on the legal system in Britain.

Meet your lawyer guide at the front entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. Go inside to tour this splendid example of Victorian architecture. Discover where London's lawyers meet to discuss cases, and sit in on an actual court case as it’s being heard.

Afterwards, walk over to the Old Bailey, perhaps the most famous courtroom in the world. This is where famous cases, such as the “Lady Chatterley's Lover” obscenity trial were heard. You'll also visit the British Law Society, pausing for a tea/coffee break in their magnificent building.

The tour also includes a visit to the increasingly important Rolls Building, where Russian oligarchs and others come to settle their disputes.

Go through the Inns of Court, passing the spot where former Prime Minister Tony Blair had his cloisters (law offices) prior to entering politics. Walk through the lovely Temple Gardens and visit the Temple Church, made famous by Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code.” It’s also where the Hollywood movie was shot.

The tour is all about atmosphere and ambience - and English law of course!  And those of an extra-sensory persuasion may see the ghost of Rumpole of the Old Bailey walking by! Complete your tour at the charming Old Cheshire Cheese Pub, where you will be served a half pint of the best ale on tap.

As an added bonus, you will get a complimentary reproduction copy of the Magna Carta, which marked the beginning of the English legal system as we now know it.
Includes
  • Admissions to venues including the Royal Courts of Justice
  • Lawyer guide who can answer any question, as long as it is legal!
  • Half pint of British ale at an English pub
  • Copy of the famous Magna Carta of 1215
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuity

When you get there

Meeting point

Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand

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