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Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
+44 7789 751248
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The Royal Courts of Justice are an attraction well worth a visit. Close enough to Parliament, the Temple and The City. With stunning Victorian architecture, a small costume exhibition. The courts were designed by George Edmund Street and took more than eight years to complete throughout the 1870s. The courts were opened in an official ceremony by Queen Victoria on December 4th, 1882.
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Strand, London WC2A 2LL, England
+44 7789 751248
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Royal Courts of Justice, or the RCJ as it is fondly referred to as, is an impressive building. It is situated at the junction of The Strand and Kingsway and still has a Citizen's Advice Bureau. It is an essential part of any legal...More

Thank Gail S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry. Airport style security. We picked up a self-guided tour sheet from the information desk. Impressive building. Interesting and well worth a look.

Thank Donna U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While you are visiting the Strand and its multifude of attractions you should make a point of stopping by the Royal Courts of Justice for some good history.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple to find on The Strand with many bus routes passing. No Charge. Enter the main front door & pick up a self guided tour leaflet at the Enquiry Desk where you can also be advised which Courts are sitting. The Building itself is quite...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 11 January 2018

It is free entry with a bag scan at the entrance. I chose the self- guided tour for which I was given a paper showing 18 interesting things to look out for. The building itself is stunning with amazing architecture inside and out with a...More

Thank jrs S
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Had been to London on a 3-day holiday. We went to the RCJ as part of one of our days. Bags are scanned as you go in, we presented ourselves to the information desk and were given the “self guided tour” sheet. The tour is...More

Thank 6Makendon
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I was walking along Fleet Street from St Paul’s Cathedral to the East End and saw this magnificent building looming in the distance. This was a new area of London for me and I hadn’t done my homework so I had no idea of what...More

Thank DP49
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I stayed in Airbnb across the way from this amazing building and it is such an incredible view. This master piece is so incredible and definitely worth a visit. I took a night stroll one night and captured this amazing moment.

Thank MNicoleS375
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited this impressive court building because we are interested in everything what is in connection with courts nad trials. There is no entrance fee. They made security check of us, but the staff was very friendly. Very interesting was judges costume display.

Thank Simona and Andr... P
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Royal Courts of Justice are London's Civil Courts and are an excellent example of the Victorian Gothic architectural style. The corridors are a maze and you can easily get lost. Many of the courts can be entered when they are sitting so you can...More

Thank Nomadman411978
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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7 March 2016|
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Response from Madeleine S | Reviewed this property |
You can take a phone in but there is airport style security. They have cases on Monday to Friday but they have very short terms- a bit like a private school so check online.
16 November 2015|
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Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
We certainly saw it on our tour ..... MOST impressive!
14 February 2015|
Response from mickduncan |
In total there is over a 100 but that includes smaller rooms in the newer part of the court complex. There are around 20 'main' courts just off the main hall which are the most historic and impressive.