Tours and Visits

Visitors are welcome to walk around the precincts of the Inn, which are open Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm.  The Inn's buildings, however, are only open for organised tours, except for the Chapel which is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

The Estate of Lincoln’s Inn is at the start of its biggest set of changes for well over a century and major works to the Great Hall, the Library and the Eastern Terrace will mean that tours cannot take place between May 2016 and January 2018. 

For any tour enquiries prior to that date, please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please give at least two weeks notice. Groups will normally comprise a minimum of 15 visitors.

The tours, which lasts between 60 minutes and 2 hours, will include, subject to availability, visits to the Old Hall, Great Hall and Chapel and the group will be briefed on the history, artwork and the current role of Lincoln’s Inn. The tours start in the morning at 10.30 am and in the afternoon at 2.30 pm. 

The assembly point is in the Chapel Undercroft where the guide will be waiting for you.

There are four different tours:

Tour Description 

Cost per head     (exclusive of VAT)     

 Minimum charge (for groups of 
 less than 15)                               

 Payment Terms                                                            

Platinum Tour 
(2 1/2 hours)

Tour at 11 am 
with lunch 
at 12.30 pm.

Smart casual clothes
must be worn, 
no speeches should
be made,no cameras or
mobile phones allowed
in Hall.


Maximum of 30 guests. 

Invoiced after the event.
Organisers to deal with the Catering Department at least four weeks in advance
to choose set menu.  Final 
numbers to be confirmed 
three working days before the event. Minimum 
number of 15 guests required.

Gold Tour (2 hours) 

Specially scheduled
tour with refreshments in the Drawing or Council Room. 



By bank transfer or cheque two weeks in advance. 


Silver Tour 
(1 1/2 hours)

Specially scheduled tour
without refreshments.
Morning or afternoon.
£10 £150 By bank transfer or cheque
two weeks in advance.

Bronze Tour
(1 hour)

Highlights Tour with 
no refreshments.

First and third Friday 
of every month at 2 pm,
meet in the Chapel Undercroft. 

No need to pre-book. 



Cash/cheque on the day 

In the event of a cancellation up to one week before the tour, there will be a full refund less £50 (£25 cancellation fee per guide and £25 administration fee). If less than a week's notice is given, there will be a full refund less £50 plus £3 per person if refreshments were scheduled.

The meeting point for all tours is the Undercroft of the Chapel. Please note that Lincoln’s Inn is unable to provide storage 
facilities for visitors' bags, cases and coats. These must be carried by visitors at all times. Lincoln’s Inn is a large site comprising old buildings and not all areas are permanently accessible to disabled visitors. However, special access arrangements can usually be made if we are advised at least 2 days in advance.

There are no tours in August or at weekends and certain other days are also impractical, but there is scope for booking some months in advance.

Additionally, there is a Corporate Event Upsale - Talk or Tour, which is an add-on tour or talk to any event being held at the Inn.  Please contact the Events & Marketing Manager, Liz Hounslow: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information.

For further information of tours and presentations for prospective student members who are considering their choice of Inn, please contact Jenna Cowling  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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