Guided tour of the Old Bailey, Wednesday 18th January at 5.30pm

Guided tour of the Old Bailey, Wednesday 18th January at 5.30pm

Regular price £18.00
Tax included.

The tour will take place on Wednesday 18th January at 5.30pm

This guided tour will take us inside Court 1, the infamous Old Bailey, and into the holding cells beneath (if they are available on the day).

The tour will last approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. This includes passing through security, so please arrive promtly to ensure you don't miss the tour. By booking, your name will appear on a list for door security, so please ensure it is you who turns up to the tour. If you need to change or adjust a name for security, please email

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 Old Bailey, 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 ‘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.

The ticket price for this tour include the tour guide's fee along with Old Bailey security staff.


This event is for Friends of Open City only. If you'd like to join us on this and more events in the 2023 Friends Programme, then please support our charitable work and Become a Friend of Open City today.