The Supreme Court, London (detail). Photograph: Dietmar Rabich / Wikimedia Commons / “London, The Supreme Court -- 2016 -- 4812” / CC BY-SA 4.0

study visits

The Supreme Court of the UK

  • Thursday 18 January 2024
    (11am-1pm )
  • Guide: Bespoke Tour

This tour of The Supreme Court visits all three courtrooms and the Justices’ Library. Housed in the neo-Gothic Middlesex Guildhall, opposite the Houses of Parliament, the Court has a rich art collection and offers a rare opportunity to compare portraits of Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, by Thomas Gainsborough and Joshua Reynolds.

A Pop Art design by Peter Blake, with symbols representing the four nations of the UK, carpets Court 1 and a permanent exhibition provides insight into the work and history of the UK’s highest court.

The cost of the tour includes tea/coffee and cake.

Important Information

Upon your arrival there will be an airport-style security check once you have entered into the building, do not bring any sharp or dangerous objects (including nail scissors, penknives etc). Aim to arrive around 15 minutes before 11am and this will give time to pass through security. You could arrive earlier if you wish to use the café or look at the exhibition. We will meet at 10.55am in the corridor you reach after the security check.


Bespoke Tour

Members only

Waiting list only

This event is fully booked. Members may apply for one of the limited number of waiting list places, but no payment should be made. If a place becomes available, the waiting list will be contacted in chronological order and payment will be requested at that time. Please contact the event organiser if in doubt.

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