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The Great London Ghost Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Royal Courts of Justice



The Royal Courts of Justice

This is one of the splendid gothic sites in London.

Location: The Strand

Description: The Royal Courts of Justiceis where the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and the High Court of Justice of England and Wales sit.

The building is a huge grey stone Victorian Gothic style palace of buildings and was designed by George Edmund Street, who beat off 10 other leading architects.

The building was started in 1873 by Messrs. Bull & Sons of Southampton and it was officially opened by Queen Victoria in December 1882.

It took 9 years partially because of a Mason's Strike which caused a scandal when the builders brought in European builders to continue it's progress.

The courts within the building are generally open to the public although sometimes cases have restrictions.

There are over 1000 rooms and a 3 mile labyrinth of hallways.

The Great Hall is a staggeringly 82ft high, 238ft long and 48ft wide and can accommodate 600 for a dinner or 800 for a cocktail reception.


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The Royal Courts of Justice

This is one of the splendid gothic sites in London.


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