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The UK Supreme Court

Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD, England
+44 20 7960 1500
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Superb and free!

The former Middlesex Guildhall is now the Supreme Court of the UK. It is possible to visit for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
A fascinating place, hidden in plain sight!

Located on the north side of Parliament Square, it is easy to just walk past this building but it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laurie P
Burgess Hill
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Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD, England
+44 20 7960 1500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The former Middlesex Guildhall is now the Supreme Court of the UK. It is possible to visit for free and see the various courtrooms and learn the history of the building and the Court.

Thank Ullans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the north side of Parliament Square, it is easy to just walk past this building but it is well worth a look inside - both as a beautiful piece of architecture and as a fascinating insight into the British legal system. Completed in...More

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort and the highest appellate court in the United Kingdom. It is located in Parliament Square opposite the Houses of parliament. The building itself is Neo-gothic and rich in history with the exterior decorated with ornamental statues...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went on a tour of the Supreme Court. The Communications Director of the Court led it and he was excellent. He answered all our questions and was very easy to listen to, talking about the history of the building, how the court works, telling...More

Thank sdee101
Reviewed 2 May 2017

So glad we "tripped" into the UK Supreme Court. It sits to the right of the Westminster Abbey entrance line, directly across the square from Parliament & Big Ben. Just behind and to the left of the Abraham Lincoln statue (I was surprised too). There...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you are interested in the courts system, this is well worth a visit. The building is open to the public to roam around or sit in on hearings, but I would strongly recommend the one hour tours held on Friday afternoons when the courts...More

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The security is tight (understandably) but the security guards were incredibly nice and friendly- a real credit to the court service. Security guards in the empty courts doubled as an informal guide, and were knowledgable and happy to chat to the visitors. We learned a...More

Thank MummyKnitter
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Definitely worth booking a tour. There is the opportunity to visit the three courts and if you are lucky, the library. Small cafe and shop. the tour provides a good overview of the legal system as well as interesting anecdotes. Airport style security screening.

Thank Jasmine2
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A visit this week with school students KS4 and 5, was truly inspirational. We watched 7 law lords in action in Court one, the highest court in the land. One student commented that the judges were in his text book. Together with the amazing building,...More

Thank danfoster40
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Truly the worst cup of coffee in London, served in a teacup, no saucer, wooden spatula for spoon, cold milk jug on counter, by a surly man who could barely interact with customers. Only worth the bother of going through security to be in such...More

Thank lindaanncox
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Chieh L
Can we wear the Justices' Wing or courts dress?
7 October 2016|
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Response from Colin W | Reviewed this property |
There was no mention of this when we were there.
hi is this free to get in to?
24 February 2016|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is free to get into