Summer Tours of the UK Supreme Court


Summer Tours of the UK Supreme Court

The UK Supreme Court opened in October 2009 and replaced the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords as the UK’s final court of appeal. While members of the public can visit the Court independently to look around the building and observe cases, we also conduct guided tours to enable visitors to get a more in-depth insight into the role and work of the highest court in the land.

Tours last about an hour. The groups will be shown around our Grade II listed building, visiting the beautiful courtrooms as well as the magnificent Justices’ Library, which is not normally open to the public. After the tour visitors are welcome to spend time at leisure browsing the information on display in our exhibition – after which you might want to relax with a cup of tea or light lunch in our café.

The tour will be led by an experienced member of staff who will give the group an introduction to the Court’s role in the UK justice system, explain about the history and artwork of the building, give interesting examples of cases heard by the Court and answer any questions which the group may have.

Tours cost £7 per person (£5 for concessions) and are generally available at 11.00, 14.00 and 15.00 on Fridays throughout the year.
Friday tours tend to be very popular.

In addition, during the Court’s 2017 summer recess we will also be offering tours at 11.00 and 14.00 on the following dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st August and 4th, 6th and 7th September.

We can accommodate up to 25 people per tour group, but due to high demand pre-booking is essential. We usually reserve an extra 5 places per tour for those people who might want to book a tour as individualsnearer the time.

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about the availability of forthcoming daytime tour slots, please email us at or call us on 020 7960 1900/1500.


Evening Tours

For groups that are unable to visit the Court for a tour during the day, we also offer evening tours from 6-7pm on selected dates throughout the year. These tours are for a minimum of 25 people and cost £10 per person (+ VAT). For more information on evening tours please contact