The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

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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 10 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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    5 / 5

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    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

    Legal tour

    Andrew is actually a practising lawyer so a very good person to show you around and share knowledge on the British legal system and history. I am a law student in Russia and it was very fun to talk with him about the differences.

    March 28, 2013

    Interesting

    Very interesting, haven't been aware of anything like this before. I actually dropped out of law school because I realized I didn't want to be a lawyer in a million years but still maintain an interest. As well as seeing a lot of important institutional buildings, I learned a lot about some of Britain's most famous and controversial legal figures and their cases. Would recommend for anyone with similar interests.

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    June 20, 2013

    The best experience we ever had

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

    September 17, 2014

    Excellent

    A most enjoyable, friendly and informative afternoon despite the rotten weather. Strongly recommended

    May 30, 2018

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