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Wigs, Gowns & Pens Discover the history of law & journalism with a former barrister
  • History

  • Chancery Lane

  • 3 hours

About the Experience
  • Learn from legal world Insider and former barrister Emma Matthews about the history of law, the origins and modern workings of the usually impenetrable branch of the legal profession: the Bar
  • Meet at a spectacular Tudor building, and hear about the meaning of the Inns as you walk through the leafy hidden squares
  • Hear about the most fascinating trials through history and understand the significance of legal costume - maybe even try it on!
  • Cross Fleet Street, London’s historic heart of journalism, where Emma will share insights into the publishing industry and show you secret sites that even most Londoners don’t know exist
  • Visit an ancient church built by the Knights Templar, and discover the secrets, stories, and conspiracies surrounding the military order
  • Come away with an extraordinary insight into the history and traditions of this highly esteemed British institution
  Experience details
  • Available year-round, Monday - Saturday
  • Start times between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm
  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera and advised to wear flat-soled comfortable footwear
  • This Experience is appropriate for children
  • Perfect for: People passionate about law or journalism; those looking to get an unusual and fascinating insight into one of Britain’s oldest institutions; visitors to London looking to understand more about British history; architecture enthusiasts.
Why SideStory?
  • Private and tailor-made
  • Expert Insider
  • Refreshment & samples included
  • Flexible cancellation
  • Carefully curated itineraries

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Price Per Person:
£152pp (£305)