"Watch a trial at the Old Bailey!" The Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) Tip by Jenniflower

Built on the site of the notorious Newgate Prison, The Old Bailey is where these infamous characters stood trial: Oscar Wilde in 1895, Dr Crippin in 1910 and Peter Sutcliffe in 1981. The words: 'Defend the Children of the Poor and Punish the Wrongdoer' are above the doors of the Old Bailey.

The bronze lady holds the Scales of Justice in one hand and the Sword of Freedom in the other. She faces the area where the condemned were executed.

You can go inside and watch a trial for free. Trials start at 10am each day. We have yet to do this ourselves but are assured it's an eye opener :) My great uncle is a retired London judge and a Justice of the Peace, and he has shared many a tale about what actually goes on in the courtroom ~ all very scandalous and interesting!

Address: Cnr Newgate St and Old Bailey EC4
Directions: Cnr Newgate St and Old Bailey EC4 - St Paul's tube station is the closest tube station
Phone: 020 72483277
Website: http://www.oldbaileyonline.org

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  • Updated Apr 20, 2006
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