Thursday, 29 May 2014

London Studies Inns of Court

London Studies
Inns of Court
16th May 2014

We had excellent weather yet again for the latest visit of the London Studies group, organised this time by Jan. We started off with a visit to the Silver Vaults and saw a wealth of high quality (and suitably priced!) items. Our bags were inspected on the way in but not on the way out. Tempting but I am proud to say that honesty prevailed! 

Then after an enjoyable lunch we met our guide Shaughan for a tour of the Inns of Court and the warren of buildings associated with the legal profession. Shaughan proved to be a highly informative and amusing guide as he showed us around the myriad of private courtyards, buildings and gardens  - a world away from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century London. Shaughan's wealth of factual knowledge was interspersed with numerous tales (with suitable impressions!) of those who had worked and lived in this area from Elizabethan times up to the present. At the end of the tour some of the party went into the High Court - but not, I hasten to add , as defendants! 

We then went our separate ways but not before thanking Jan for organising such a highly successful day.