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LEGAL LONDON

Between royalty at Westminster & commerce in the City, mediaeval lawyers found a quiet niche in which to practise their craft. They’re still here in a part of London hidden to most visitors. Come on a fascinating journey as we visit Legal London. This award-winning tour, one of our most popular, is now in its 30th year. The day runs 10.30am to 4.30pm and includes morning coffee and biscuits with the option of adding a group lunch.

If you struggle with London traffic you can also book this tour as one of our pioneering Jam Busters and avoid the rush hour at both ends of the day - see the box on the left.

Our top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide will meet your coach at 10.30am for morning coffee & biscuits included in the tour fee. We are going to be off the coach all day but the walking is gentle and there are opportunities to sit down. We trace the history, traditions and peculiar practices of English law. Our tale calls on a colourful cast of characters, from the inimitable Dr. Johnson to dear old Rumpole.

In the morning we visit Lincoln’s Inn where no one should ask for whom the bell tolls and we find ourselves in Carey Street - the former home of the dread Bankruptcy Courts. We go inside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. Here you can really see Legal London at work. Barristers in wig and gown hold last minute corridor conferences with their clients and deals are struck “at the door of the court”.

We stop for lunch in and around Fleet Street with lots of pubs and cafés to choose from and time to discover the extraordinary Twinings tea shop or take a look inside the RAF church of St Clement Danes. Alternatively you can ask us to add a pub lunch for your group - a main course leaving individuals to buy bar drinks and a dessert if they’ve room. In the afternoon we explore the Temple - an oasis of ancient buildings, courtyards and gardens on the gentle slopes to the River Thames. The early lawyers rented this land from the Knights Templar. We visit their round Norman church, one of the most beautiful in England, to see the life size stone effigies of the crusader fighting monks.

There’s time to buy a cup of tea before leaving London at 4.30pm ahead of the rush hour.

Adults: £25 Seniors: £24

Includes morning refreshments but not lunch

Available weekdays all year except August


Adults: £34 Seniors: £32

Includes morning coffee & one course lunch


Jam Buster

Arrive and meet the Blue Badge Tour Guide

on Fleet Street at midday for free time to

buy a light lunch. At 1.30pm enjoy visits

to Temple Church and the Royal Courts

of Justice. At 3.30pm we pause for time to

buy a cuppa on Carey Street before

exploring Lincoln’s Inn and then just as the

London rush hour kicks off we disappear

into an attractive pub for a fish & chip tea

and hot drink with lots to talk about.

At 6.30pm drive home on emptier roads.


Adults: £34 Seniors: £32

Includes Fish & Chips and a hot drink

Prices valid 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019


“they work these jam busters,

they really work!”


Dave Houghton, Proprietor, C & J Tours

(who really hates London traffic)

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