For groups that are unable to visit the Court for a tour during the day, we offer evening tours from 18:00 to 19:00. These tours are for a minimum of 25 people and cost £10 per person (+VAT).
The maximum number of guests per tour group is 35. The groups will be shown around our Grade II listed building, visiting the beautiful courtrooms as well as the magnificent Justices’ Library, which is not normally open to the public.
The tour will be led by an experienced member of staff who will give the group an introduction to the Court’s role in the UK justice system, explain about the history and artwork of the building, give interesting examples of cases heard by the Court and answer any questions which the group may have.
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Evening guests usually have the rare chance to view the magnificent triple height Justices’ Library. The Library is situated at the heart of the building as a reference resource for the country’s top judges. This area is not usually open to the public.
There are three courtrooms to view, the largest of which is Courtroom One. This has been the location of the most high profile cases heard by the Supreme Court so far. Stained glass windows bear the heraldic arms of the Lord Lieutenants of Middlesex and original benches feature carvings of England’s monarchs and heraldic animals.
Courtroom Two is a modern light space with views over Westminster Abbey and a glass sculpture of the Supreme Court emblem serves as an eye catching focal point. Wall hangings incorporate decorative elements of the Court’s emblem.
Primarily used by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Courtroom Three features a Sir Joshua Reynold’s portrait of the Earl of Northumberland in an ornate Chippendale frame and also amorial stained glass.