Central Criminal Court

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Old Bailey

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Opening times

Counter open

10am to 5pm

Court open

8am to 7pm. Public access from 9:30am to 3:30pm.


020 7192 2739
Witness service
020 7192 2422
Witness service
020 7192 2423

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 020 7192 2739.

Disabled access

Disabled access, toilet and parking facilities available with prior notification.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome

Loop Hearing

The building has a portable hearing enhancement system available by prior arrangement. Please contact the court by telephone or email to let us know of your requirements.

Security arch

No large bags or rucksacks are allowed in the building, though handbags are acceptable. Also no electronic devices, food or drink are allowed. There are no facilities for the safekeeping of such items available at the entrance to the public galleries


Refreshments are available to court users, no refreshment facilities to the public.

Interview room

Some private waiting rooms are available which can also be used for court video link as well as interview rooms.

Video facilities

Video conference and Prison Video Link facilities.

Wireless network connection

This court has wireless internet access available within some parts of the building

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Central Criminal Court

This location handles:

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

Make a complaint:

Contact us to make a complaint

Court codes for legal professionals:

Crown Court location code: 413

DX: 46700 Old Bailey

Professional users’ court and tribunal access scheme

This location participates in this scheme

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