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The main entrance to Gray’s Inn is Lady Hale Gate (High Holborn).

The Porters’ Lodge located at Lady Hale Gate is staffed at all times and our security team will be happy to help with directions.

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 Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
  • The Library opening hours vary – please see Library opening hours for details
  • The Bridge Bar is open Mondays & Fridays: 9am – 9pm
    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9am – 10.30pm
  • Lunch in Hall is available Monday to Friday, 1pm to 2.30pm
  • The Walks are open to the public weekday lunchtimes, 12 – 2.30pm
  • The Chapel is open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and for services
  • Gates are closed at night with porter access for residents

Upcoming closures

Facilities at the Inn will be closed during Easter, Whitsun and Christmas periods and during bank holidays in 2024.

Easter closure:

  • Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April

Whitsun closure:

  • Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May

Christmas closure:

  • Monday 23 December 2024 – Thursday 2 January 2025

Bank Holidays:

  • Friday 29 March
  • Monday 1 April
  • Monday 6 May
  • Monday 27 May
  • Monday 26 August
  • Wednesday 25 December
  • Thursday 26 December

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


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.


Please note that cycling on the Estate is restricted. The Inn has cycle racks by Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn Square, South Square and 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.


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


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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