Visit the public gallery at The Old Bailey and watch a real life case

THERE are a few things you should know before visiting the Old Bailey.

There are two parts to the building, old and new. Entrance to the public gallery for the old part is in Newgate Street. This building contains the two most important courts: Court One and Court Two. Court One has witnessed some of the most notorious defendants in British criminal history. The trial of Ian Huntley, who was jailed for the murder of two 10-year-old schoolgirls in Soham, Cambridgeshire, was held in this court. The Kray Twins and The Yorkshire Ripper also appeared in Court One. However because the court is old, has small seats and not much leg room (especially for the Jury) judges often move to the more modern courts in the new building, which are more comfortable.

Court Two is the high-security court, and terrorist trials and the like often take place here.

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