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Gray's Inn

8 South Square, London WC1R 5ET, England
+44 20 7458 7800
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History wherever you look

One of the historic Inns of Court, Gray's Inn is a compact centre of jealous expertise but much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic venue for a Meeting or Outdoor BBQ

A brilliant venue for a company meeting, with a mix of the old and outside space! The main room... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Gray's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court, exists to support, educate and develop its student barrister members and to provide continuing professional development to its qualified barrister members in accordance with its historic traditions. The Inn has a substantial estate predominantly set around two squares, South Square and Gray's Inn Square, and its gardens, known as 'The Walks'. The Inn also has 9 self-contained accommodation units available for its members and members of the other Inns who have been called to the Bar.
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“chancery lane” (2 reviews)
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8 South Square, London WC1R 5ET, England
+44 20 7458 7800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the historic Inns of Court, Gray's Inn is a compact centre of jealous expertise but much more than that it is a beautiful and serene space. Lovely gardens, elegant buildings and real sense of a unique slide of London history. Charles Dickens wrote...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A brilliant venue for a company meeting, with a mix of the old and outside space! The main room was a fantastic, with a balcony for viewing or taking photo's and a raised platform for the speaker. Upstairs are smaller rooms with a large landing...More

Thank taa1963
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful square that we stumbled on....with such history. Check out the other 3 Inns! They've survived 2 wars. Love the living history

1  Thank mvs24
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I found these gardens while doing a walk from the Hidden London Walks book. They are open from 12pm to 2:30pm weekdays so I came back with some lunch to eat it here. They are a nice place to have lunch. They are very pretty,...More

Thank JeffroNZ
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We lunched "in Hall" and the atmosphere in the historic surroundings was very good. The service was efficient and the food was what one would have expected. Good wholesome food and plenty of it. It was a privilege to dine in such a lovely place....More

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch in the dining hall ....this historic building and dining hall is itself a unique part of the English legal aystem. Food is not cordon blue but that's not why you come here.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The gardens here are not quite as nice as Lincoln's Inn (just to the South) but they are a very pleasant place to get away from the traffic and enjoy your sandwiches. During the week on a nice day hundreds of local office workers gather...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Of the four Inns of Court (with the Inner and Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn) Gray's is, in my opinion, the least interesting. You enter via a gatehouse off High Holborn across the street (roughly) from the intersection with Chancery Lane. The gatehouse is immediately...More

Thank Abbotsbury92
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We had been for a long walk along High Holborn and Chancery Lane. Whilst in the area, we decided to take a short detour and visit Gray’s Inn. This proved to be a wise decision as the buildings of the inn were architecturally pleasing and...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Not quite as dramatic as Lincoln's Inn, it is still a real haven of peace in a busy part of London, with a very pleasant area of greenery known as the walks.

Thank JohnR888
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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