Guided tour

The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Greenwich Royal Tours

The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

Activity provider: Greenwich Royal Tours

From US$ 141.59 per person

Explore the English legal system on a private half-day walking tour of London’s law spots, like the Royal Courts of Justice. Sip a free drink in a pub where lawyers gather, and learn about the history of the law in Britain from a professional guide.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

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
  • Gratuity

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Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand

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  • Admissions to venues including the Royal Courts of Justice are included in the price
  • You will be served a half-pint of ale on tap
  • You will get a copy of the famous Magna Carta of 1215
  • Tips are not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Very nice tour, definitely recommended for families with teenage children (who speak good English). Technically sound background information and interesting, sometimes amusing stories. The tour gave us a whole new perspective of the court district and the surrounding area (Royal Courts of Justice, Inns of Court, Old Bailey). We would have loved to have stayed longer together in the pub - if there hadn't been a dinner cruise afterwards...

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April 28, 2022

Excellent tour with experienced lawyer giving a close insight

Andrew was an excellent guide, taking time in the key establishments to see the legal workings in action, along with proud overview of heritage and architecture of these amazing buildings. He said from the offset that he was happy to adapt the tour to our key areas of interests and did. We were hoping for a lot from this tour and our expectations were surpassed. (I had delays requesting and having to book alternative date, which was compounded by source booking being undertaken by other operator) Many thanks Andrew!

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October 16, 2015

The best experience we ever had

We absolutely loved it! Andrew was wonderful and very informative and helpful

September 17, 2014

Product ID: 31758