The first time you go to London you might want to visit the highlights of the city, but if you have seen enough of the typical sights or upon your next visit to the city, have a look around and visit some different spots of London. Over the next few weeks, I`m going to try to share some of my recent experiences. Most of them I thank to Laura, @AboutLondon, she`s a true London expert.
You might not have thought of visiting the Supreme Court, especially not when you know where it`s located. It`s situated on Parliament Square, Westminster, directly opposite the Houses of Parliament. People tend to visit the more obvious landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Not only is the Supreme Court a beautiful building with stone sculptured details with deep figures at the exterior, it also offers a permanent exhibition that provides an insight into the work and history of the UK’s highest court, as well as the history of the building. On top of that you can follow a court case if one is scheduled. (Unfortunately when I was there, there wasn`t one, but I think it would be interesting to attend one. You can either check online or when you`re there if there is a court sitting taking place.)
Opening Hours: The Supreme Court is open to the public from 0930 to 1630, Monday to Friday
Location: Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD
How to get there:
> By Underground
• District and Circle lines to Westminster (Exit 6 for Whitehall west)
• Jubilee line to Westminster (Exit 6 for Whitehall west)
> By Bus
Routes 11, 24, 29, 88, 159 and others all go through Parliament Square (For more info)
Extra tip: There`s a café, which used to be a light well where you can grab a coffee or have a refreshing drink when you want to escape the buzz of London while enjoying the nicely renovated decor, such as the stained glass windows.