Following developments and updated Government guidance in relation to the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) the Inn is operating a minimum service. Please see our dedicated Covid-19 page for the latest updates on the Inn’s response to Covid-19.
Please note the Inn's current amended access. You can find details and alternative access route maps below.
The Estate is currently closed to the public and no non-essential travel to the Inn should be undertaken.
You can still get in touch with us by email and on the phone, however, please note that it may take a little longer than usual for us to respond to queries during this period due to amended working patterns for our staff.
- The Treasury Office (main reception) is closed but the team can be contacted by email 8.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday
- The Education Department office is closed but can be contacted by email 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. They are still working to deliver Qualifying Sessions, handle applications to join the Inn and apply for Scholarships and other key services. Please contact Education by email.
- 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.
- The Bridge Bar is closed until further notice
- Lunch in Hall is closed until further notice
- The Walks are closed until further notice other than to residents and tenants
- The Chapel is open (from 15 June) for prayer and quiet contemplation. It is operating a remote Chapel support service. You can access this by emailing the preacher.
- Gates are closed at night with porter access for residents
2020 Bank Holiday Closures
- 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 will be closed until further notice.
The pedestrian entrance from High Holborn (by the Cittie of Yorke) will open daily from 6am to 8pm with effect from Monday 29 June.
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).