Some facilities are currently closed for the summer or operating with amended hours.

You can also get in touch with us by email and on the phone.

Opening Hours

  • Reception is open weekdays 8.30am – 5pm
  • The Porters’ Lodge is open and provides security 24 hours a day 365 days of the year
  • The Education Department is open amended hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
  • The Library is open amended hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
  • The Bridge Bar is closed for the summer
  • Lunch in Hall is closed for the summer
  • The Walks are open to the public weekday lunchtimes, 12 – 2.30pm
  • The Chapel is closed for the summerIt 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

Upcoming closures

  • The Library will be closed to members from Monday 8th August – Friday 12th August for a stock move, the remote document supply service will still operate between 9am – 5pm on each day of closure.
  • Monday 29 August – Summer bank holiday
  • Monday 26 December – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December – Christmas Day (substitute day)

Getting here 

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.

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

Vehicle

Pedestrian and vehicular access (subject to parking charges) is permitted for those with business within the Inn. Members of the public may use the private roads within the Estate with the consent of the Inn under section 31 of the Highways Act 1980.

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, Lady Hale Gate, at High Holborn, is 3.1m/10ft 5” (usually big enough for a transit type van).

Motorcycle couriers are prohibited from entering South Square, Gray’s Inn Square and the roadway by Raymond Buildings.

Cycle

Please note that cycling on the Estate is restricted. 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).

Guide animals

Guide dogs are welcome at the Inn.

Non-residents of the Inn must not bring dogs into the Inn and are not allowed to bring dogs into the Walks (except guide dogs). Residents of the Inn must register their dog with the Inn.

Security

The Inn operates 24/7 security. The Head Porter will remove all hawkers, disorderly people and those causing a nuisance.

CCTV is used on the Inn’s estate and images are monitored and recorded for the purposes of crime prevention and detection and the safety of persons within Gray’s Inn. The system is controlled by the Inn.

Find out more

Accessibility

A guide to accessibility throughout the Inn's Estate

Parking

Day and annual permits are available to members, tenants, nearby occupiers and visitors to the Inn

Contact

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