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Opening Hours

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

  • Reception is open weekdays 8.30am to 5pm
  • The Porters’ Lodge is open and provides security 24 hours a day 365 days of the year
  • The Education Department is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • The Library is open Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm. The four Inns operate a rota on Saturdays)
  • The Bridge Bar is open Monday to Friday, 8am  – 11pm
  • Lunch in Hall is open Monday to Friday, 12.15pm – 2pm
  • The Walks are open to the public weekday lunchtimes, 12 – 2.30pm
  • The Chapel is open for prayer and quiet contemplation and services. 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

Upcoming closures

2022 Bank Holiday Closures

Thursday 2 June – Spring bank holiday
Friday 3 June – Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
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


Click to enlarge the detailed map of the Inn (PDF) below for the location of specific buildings and entrances.

Local transport


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


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).


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).

Find out more


A guide to accessibility throughout the Inn's Estate


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


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