Date(s) - Friday, 22 February 2019
10:50 am - 1:00 pm
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court sits in the former Middlesex Guildhall, on the western side of Parliament Square, a judicial balance to the legislative centre of Parliament opposite.
We have arranged a tour by an expert in-house guide who will give us an introduction to the Court’s role in the UK justice system, explain some of the history and artwork of the building, give interesting examples of cases heard by the Court and answer any of our questions.
Where possible the tour will include all three of the courtrooms, including the magnificent Justices’ Library, which is not normally open to the public. But, in the event that one of them needs to be used for an urgent court matter or event, the tour route might be amended slightly, whilst still covering all the same subject matter. There is also a permanent exhibition area covering the work, history and architecture of the Court.
Facilities: There are toilets, café and shop. All areas are accessible.
Times: We meet at the desk at 10.50 a.m. for 11.00, or in the adjacent café at 10.30 a.m. The tour will last about an hour, after which we can browse the exhibition area.
Transport: District and Circle or Jubilee tube lines to Westminster (Exit 6 for Whitehall west) Once out of the station walk round the corner away from Whitehall (you should be on Great George Street) and cross the road by the traffic lights. The Supreme Court is on your right hand side behind the statue of Abraham Lincoln. By bus, 11,24,29,88,159,148 and 211 among others.
Booking: Essential. Early application advisable. Please print and fill in a copy of the booking form (or send a note with the required details) and your cheque.