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Built on the site of the notorious Newgate Prison, The Old Bailey is where the infamous Oscar Wilde stood trial in 1895, Dr Crippin in 1910 and Peter Sutcliffe in 1981.
The bronze lady holds the Scales of Justice in one hand and the Sword of Freedom in the other. She faces the place where criminals were executed.
Above the doors of the Old Bailey are the words:
"Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer" See the other photo for this tip.
The public can attend when the court is in session Monday-Friday, There are two public galleries with entrances at Warwick St, off Old Bailey and Newgate St. Children under 14 are not permitted.
Closed: Christmas, New Year, Easter and public holidays.
Address: Corner of Newgate St and Old Bailey EC4
Directions: St Paul's Tube Station
Phone: 020 72483277
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