The Royal Courts of Justice (“the Law Courts”) were built in the nineteenth century to situate all English superior courts associated with non-criminal cases (such as divorce, libel and civil cases) in one place

Currently there are 60 courts in use, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court and the Crown Court.

Three traditional legal ceremonies take place each year : in one, the Corporation of the City of London pays its Quit Rent to the Crown for land near Chancery Lane.

The rent is six horse shoes and sixty one nails which have been paid since 1118.

Directly opposite the Royal Courts is the original shop of Twinings Tea, which has been selling tea here since 1706.

You can visit the Royal Courts of Justice on the legal walk.

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