The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, known the world over as the 'Old Bailey', is opening its doors to the public for guided tours this summer.
It is the most famous court house in the world but from the 1100s it was a prison, the notorious Newgate, and a place of execution. The last public hanging there was in 1868 and the last one behind its firmly closed doors in 1902.
The iconic ‘Old Bailey’ is packed with secrets, history, famous trials, unexpected artworks and is also a busy, working building. Come and explore it after hours with a professional City of London Guide.
This is a working court and even though the tours are on a Saturday:
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Our daily walks run from the City Information Centre, just south of St Paul's. You need to book via Eventbrite to secure you place. Note: the cut-off time for booking our daily walks is 21:00hrs the night before. If we don't have any bookings then the walk will not take place
Our weekly walks have individual booking pages and earlier cut off times, please see the individual listing.
Some of our walks offer concession rates: valid for over 65s and students.
All Eventbrite bookings have a booking fee.
If you'd like to organise your own walk, lecture or a virtual tour, then please use our Find a Guide section. If you're a member of an Arts Society or a U3A or other group we'd love to take you on a tour of the City. And if you're a company based in the City who'd like to organise a social event for your work colleagues, why not book walk with us?
Note: We try to make our walks as inclusive and accessible as possible
11:00, 13:00, 14:30