Central Criminal Court


The Central Criminal Court, more popularly known as The Old Bailey, was constructed in 1907 near the site of the once notorious Newgate which was London's main prison from the 13th Century. A multitude of famous criminals met a sticky end at this court of justice. Most famously, Reggie Kray was tried here and convicted of the murder of Jack 'The Hat' McVitie. The veiled bronze figure of justice looms overhead and members of the British public are selected randomly to conduct jury service within the Old Bailey. In addition, members of the public can turn up to sit in on trials if they want to see the British Justice System first hand. Admission is free, but allowed for those above the age of 16 only; 14 to 16 year-olds allowed to enter with an adult.

Location:  Old Bailey

Business hours:  Jan-Dec - Mo-Fr 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Jan-Dec - Mo-Fr 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.