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Address: 8 South Square, London WC1R 5ET, England
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+44 20 7458 7800
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Gray's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court, exists to support, educate and...

Gray's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court, exists to support, educate and develop its student barrister members and to provide continuing professional development to its qualified barrister members in accordance with its historic traditions.

The Inn has a substantial estate predominantly set around two squares, South Square and Gray's Inn Square, and its gardens, known as 'The Walks'.

The Inn also has 9 self-contained accommodation units available for its members and members of the other Inns who have been called to the Bar.

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Wonderful historic building

We lunched "in Hall" and the atmosphere in the historic surroundings was very good. The service was efficient and the food was what one would have expected. Good wholesome food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I found these gardens while doing a walk from the Hidden London Walks book. They are open from 12pm to 2:30pm weekdays so I came back with some lunch to eat it here. They are a nice place to have lunch. They are very pretty, although there isn't a lot to them. There is a path that goes in a... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We lunched "in Hall" and the atmosphere in the historic surroundings was very good. The service was efficient and the food was what one would have expected. Good wholesome food and plenty of it. It was a privilege to dine in such a lovely place. It isn't open to members of the public which is a shame.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch in the dining hall ....this historic building and dining hall is itself a unique part of the English legal aystem. Food is not cordon blue but that's not why you come here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The gardens here are not quite as nice as Lincoln's Inn (just to the South) but they are a very pleasant place to get away from the traffic and enjoy your sandwiches. During the week on a nice day hundreds of local office workers gather here to meet and eat. There are benches but be prepared to sit on the... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Of the four Inns of Court (with the Inner and Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn) Gray's is, in my opinion, the least interesting. You enter via a gatehouse off High Holborn across the street (roughly) from the intersection with Chancery Lane. The gatehouse is immediately next to the Cittie of Yorke pub. The entryway leads you into South Square where... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had been for a long walk along High Holborn and Chancery Lane. Whilst in the area, we decided to take a short detour and visit Gray’s Inn. This proved to be a wise decision as the buildings of the inn were architecturally pleasing and the garden area known as the Walks was large and very pleasant. We were fortunate... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Not quite as dramatic as Lincoln's Inn, it is still a real haven of peace in a busy part of London, with a very pleasant area of greenery known as the walks.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Was lucky enough to be invited to join a group of Friends of the Royal Academy for a private guided visit today with luncheon in the Hall. Our guide was a delightful retired barrister named (I think) Timothy who entertained us wonderfully with his descriptions of the many interesting portraits and other art works on display whilst also giving us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

My daughter was called to the bar here and as a proud Dad, I attended the ceremony. So, although I enjoyed the buildings from the inside, I can say that they are not the reason you would go ti Gray's Inn. The grounds are open to the public at lunch time and they are a pleasure to walk around. If... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

I must admit my bias: I joined Gray's Inn when I was studying law at Cambridge. That being said, I have never been called to the bar. I have kept a few dining terms at Gray's, which means I have dined in the Hall a number of times. The Hall is not open for means to the public. There is... More 

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