The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
Parliament Square
Greater London




0207 960 1900

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The Supreme Court is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population. It is situated in a Grade II listed heritage site of the former Middlesex Guildhall.

Venue Type:

Heritage site

Opening hours

9.30am to 4.30pm (last entry)

Admission charges

Free entry.
Friday architectural tours are £5 p/p or £3.50 p/p concession

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Supreme Court

2014 Summer Exhibition at the UK Supreme Court

  • 1 August — 25 September 2014 *on now

Visitors to the free exhibition at the Supreme Court in Parliament Square will be introduced to the story of its international sister court, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) which was formerly the highest court of appeal for most colonies of the British Empire, and today still serves around 30 Commonwealth countries and British Overseas Territories. The summer exhibition covers the history of the JCPC from its modern formation in 1833 to the emergence of the Commonwealth in the 1950s, featuring intriguing past legal cases and personal stories from across the former British Empire. Visitors will also be able to look around the Supreme Court’s beautiful grade II listed building and view the neo-gothic architecture plus paintings from the Middlesex Guildhall Art Collection displayed in the courtrooms.

Suitable for

  • Any age