Royal Courts of Justice
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Royal Courts of Justice information
Where the Strand joins Fleet St, you’ll see the entrance to this gargantuan melange of Gothic spires, pinnacles and burnished Portland stone, built in 1874. It is a public building and you’re allowed to sit in on court proceedings; the list of cases to be heard is both on the website and available at reception in the Great Hall.
The building was designed in 1874 by aspiring cathedral builder GE Street; apparently it took so much out of him that he died of a stroke shortly before its completion. The statues at the top represent Christ in Majesty, King Solomon and King Alfred the Great.