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 open for essential visits from 8.30am to 4.30pm
- The Education Department is open with staff in the office on a rota basis. They are working to deliver Qualifying Sessions online, handling applications to join the Inn and applications for Scholarships and other key services. Please contact Education by email.
- The Library will be open to members each week Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm from 1 September. Library staff will also continue to provide a remote enquiry and document supply service to members, please note that this service will be chargeable from 7 September - please contact the library 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. Saturday openings will resume from September and further details can be found on the main Library page.
- The Bridge Bar is closed until further notice
- Lunch in Hall is closed until further notice
- The Walks are open 12pm to 2:30pm on weekdays. We would ask those using the Walks for the purpose of exercise to respect the guidance given by Government concerning social distancing.
- 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 Porters’ Lodge can now be found in the new building – One Gray’s Inn (19/21 High Holborn). We will continue to staff the temporary Porters’ Lodge in Gray’s Inn Square until 2nd October to assist in managing traffic etc.
The pedestrian entrance from High Holborn (by the Cittie of Yorke) is open daily from 6am until midnight. Access and egress via this gate will be available on demand though the night.
Vehicularl access to the Inn enters 19/21 High Holborn gate and exits through Gray’s Inn Square onto Gray’s Inn Road. Oversize vehicles will still be permitted to access through the Gray’s Inn Square gate by prior arrangement. The Paddock gates will remain closed other than for service vehicles.
Pedestrian access via Fulwood Place, Jockey's Field 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
- 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).