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 10am to 4pm 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
  • 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).

Until further notice, there will be no pedestrian access via the main High Holborn entrance: pedestrians can instead use 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:

  • The main entrance off High Holborn will be closed to vehicles allowing pedestrian access only (from time to time during the project on-going work in the archway may necessitate the closure of the pedestrian access but notices will be in place to re-direct)
  • 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)

Upcoming closures

Treasury and Education receptions will be closed during the following periods:

  • Monday 7 May (Bank holiday)
  • Friday 25 May 2.30pm to Monday 4 June 9am (Whitsun - The Library and Bridge Bar will be open on amended hours)

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.

The Transport for London cycle hire docking stations closest to the Inn are on Red Lion Street and Holborn (A40, towards St Pauls).