Following developments and updated Government guidance in relation to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) the Inn is operating a reduced service. Please see our News for the latest updates.
You can find the main reception at the Treasury Office at 8 South Square. Our porters will be happy to direct you upon arrival and can be found in Gray’s Inn Square.
Please note the Inn's current amended access. You can find details and alternative access route maps below.
- The Treasury Office (main reception) is open 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday
- The Education Department is open 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
- The Library is normally open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday. One of the four Inn libraries is open from 10am to 5pm every Saturday
- The Bridge Bar is open 8am to 11pm during term
- Lunch in Hall is during 12.15 to 2.30pm during term
- The Walks (the Inn’s gardens) are open to the public from 12 to 2.30pm on weekdays
- The Chapel is open to all during term
- Gates are closed at night with porter access for residents
- The Library is closed until further notice. It will operate a remote enquiry and document supply service to members. This service in addition to similar services operated by all other Inn Libraries will be free to use, all charges have been waived during this time. Please contact the library 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. All four Inns of Court Libraries will be closed on Saturday's until further notice.
- Lunch in Hall is closed until further notice.
- The Bridge Bar is closed until further notice.
- The Walks will be closed from Monday 23 March, other than to residents and tenants until further notice.
- The Chapel is closed until further notice. It will operate a remote Chapel support service. You can access this by emailing the preacher.
2020 Bank Holiday Closures
- 1 January New Year’s Day
- 10 April Good Friday
- 13 April Easter Monday
- 8 May Early May bank holiday (VE day)
- 25 May Spring bank holiday
- 31 August Summer bank holiday
- 25 December Christmas Day
- 28 December Boxing Day
The Treasury Office
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
8 South Square
Click to enlarge the detailed map of the Inn (PDF) below for the location of specific buildings and entrances, including the Treasury Office and the Education Department.
The Inn is undertaking the refurbishment of 19/21 High Holborn together with the main archway entrance to the Inn.
The Porter’s Lodge has moved to Gray’s Inn Square (facing the Gray’s Inn Road entrance that will form the vehicular access and exit to the Inn).
The main pedestrian access is currently via Gray's Inn Road entrance.
The vehicle entrance and exit is via the Gray’s Inn Road entrance.
Pedestrian access via Fulwood Place, Jockey's Field and the High Holborn entrance will be closed until further notice.
All other gates remain open in accordance with current hours.
General access restrictions
The following pedestrian and vehicular access restrictions will apply:
- The roadway and Paddock will be closed to vehicles
- There will be no pedestrian access along the Paddock from Gray’s Inn Road entrance
- There will be no pedestrian access through the Gray's Inn Road gateway in Gray's Inn Square
- Traffic lights will operate at the access/exit point and between Gray’s Inn Square and South Square
- View the alternative vehicular access routes and traffic circulation (PDF)
- View the alternative pedestrian access routes (PDF)
Chancery Lane (Central line) is the closest Underground station to the Inn. Use exit 1 and continue straight for about 80m to find the main entrance on your right.
Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) is a short walk away (approx. 0.4miles / 500m). Use the British Museum & High Holborn exit and turn right. Continue walking towards Chancery Lane station for approximately 7-8 minutes. You will find the main entrance to the Inn on your left shortly before you reach Chancery Lane station.
Farringdon station (National Rail and Underground (Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines)) is a 9-11 minute walk away.
King’s Cross station (National Rail and Underground (Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith and City, Circle and District lines)) is short taxi, bus ride or a 20-25 minute walk away.
Routes 8, 25, 242 and 521 stop at Chancery Lane Station:
- stop E travelling towards St Paul’s or Chancery Lane
- stop F travelling towards Tottenham Court Road
Routes 17, 45, 46 and 341 stop at Bus Gray’s Inn Road:
- stops A & B travelling towards King’s Cross or High Holborn / Chancery Lane Station
- stop C travelling towards Aldwych or St Paul’s
Routes 19, 38, 55 and 243 stop at Gray’s Inn Road:
- stop CA travelling towards Angel or Old Street
- stop CP travelling towards Aldwych or Tottenham Court Road
The Inn is within the Congestion Charge zone.
The lowest archway, which leads into South Square via the main entrance at High Holborn, is 3.1m/10ft 5” (usually big enough for a transit type van).
The Inn has cycle racks in Field Court and by Verulam Buildings. Bicycles must not be locked to any railings within the Estate.
The Transport for London cycle hire docking stations closest to the Inn are on Red Lion Street and Holborn (A40, towards St Pauls).