Gray's Inn

Find Us

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.

Opening Hours

  • The Treasury Office (main reception) is open 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday
  • The Education Department is normally 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

Amended Access Until April 2019

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 Fulwood Place or Warwick Court (accessible access) off of High Holborn. Fulwood Place access will close at 6pm. View the alternative pedestrian access routes off of High Holborn (PDF)

The vehicle entrance and exit is via the Gray’s Inn Road entrance. 

General access restrictions

From Monday 6th November until approximately April 2019, the following pedestrian and vehicular access restrictions will apply:

Upcoming closures

Treasury and Education receptions, The Library, Hall, The Bridge Bar and Chapel will be closed during the following periods:

  • 21 December 2018 2:30pm to Monday 7 January 2019 8:30am (Christmas closure)
  • 6 May 2019 (May Bank Holiday)

The Library will be open on amended hours during the following closures:

  • 18 April 2:30pm to Monday 29 April 2019 9:00am (Easter closure)
  • 24 May 2:30pm to 3 June 2019 9:00am (Whitsun closure)

The Library will be closing early on the following dates:

  • Friday 14 December 2018 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 20 December 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 21 December 2018 9:00am - 2:30pm

Getting here

The Treasury Office
The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
8 South Square
London
WC1R 5ET

Maps

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.

Local transport

Underground

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.

Train

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.

Bus

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

Car

Parking is available for members, residents and visitors. The lowest archway is 3.1m. Please see the parking section for full details regarding fees, what’s available and terms of use.

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).

Cycle

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).