Guided tour of the Old Bailey, Thursday 21st July at 5.15pm
The tour will take place on Thursday 21st July at 5.15pm
The Edwardian baroque of Mountford’s building has a base of Cornish granite with Portland stone facing above. Inside the lower grand hall and Grand Hall are lined with rich marble and the arches are of white Ancaster stone.
The Central Criminal Court, popularly known as the OldBailey, has been London’s main criminal court for hundreds of years.
It is the most famous court 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 ‘OldBailey’ 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.