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The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales is probably the most famous criminal court in the world, having been London's principal criminal court for centuries. It is also called Old Bailey from Norman French in which baillie means 'old courtyard'. The present building dates from 1907 and stands on the site of the infamous medieval Newgate Prison. The elegant Portland stone facade was designed in the neo-Baroque style by E. W. Mountford while the interior lobbies and staircase have Sicilian marble floors, mosaic arches and allegorical paintings representing Labour, Art, Wisdom, and Truth. The figure of Justice on the dome here is noteworthy, as it is not blindfolded in the way Justice has traditionally been represented.

About Old Bailey

 Old Bailey, City of London, London EC4M 7HS, UK

 Nearest Transit: City Thameslink (Lines: Thameslink)

 +44 20 7248 32


Old Bailey and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Big Ben

Big Ben(2.2 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.

British Museum

British Museum(1.7 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.

British Library

British Library(2.3 km)
The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral(0.2 km)
St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognisable buildings standing atop Ludgate Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the Gothic medieval cathedral destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.

The Old Operating Theatre

The Old Operating Theatre(1.4 km)
The Old Operating Theatre, Britain's oldest operating theatre, is an unusual tourist attraction, located on top of St.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern(0.8 km)
Tate Modern is an enormous art gallery converted from the former Bankside Power Station that exhibits contemporary and modern art from around the world dating post 1900, arranged thematically and chronologically.

London Eye

London Eye(1.7 km)
The London Eye is relatively new to the neighbourhood, but has become an integral part of the London skyline and is a major tourist attraction on the Thames banks.

OXO Tower

OXO Tower(0.9 km)
The OXO Tower is frequented by people visiting the restaurant, brasserie and bar on the top floor, which offer a great view over the Thames.

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