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The Old Bailey Insight Tour, London

Take The Old Bailey Insight Tour on your university or college trip to London.

This insightful visit begins with a lively talk and a light breakfast at the Viaduct Pub, covering the history of the pub and its connection to the Old Bailey. 

Your group will visit an original Newgate prison cell that now forms part of the Viaduct Pub’s cellar, accompanied with a talk about the history of the Old Bailey and places of interest connected to the court. These include the site where public hangings were carried out, as well as the the pub where the wealthy rented rooms to gain the best view of the executions taking place.

Each visitor is also provided with a breakdown of the Old Bailey’s eighteen courtrooms, with details about the cases taking place that day. Your group can then make an informed choice about which court to attend; so that you can experience a prominent trial taking place, as well as witnessing one of the country’s top criminal barristers is in action.

As the court is a high security building, please note that visitors are only given access to the public galleries from which a trial can be viewed. The court opens for its afternoon session at 2pm and groups can leave at their leisure.