England’s Inns of Court reside in Central London and are responsible for housing the lawmakers and law apprentices of the land.  We were lucky enough to get a private tour of the courts, which were kept to the highest standard. Private gardens and restaurants closed to the public as well as the fanciest cars in the country clearly indicated that we were frolicking in the land of the big whigs.

I’m no political science major, but I do educate myself enough to properly vote and pay attention to the news come election time.  The courts were filled with history and American connections, with some of our country’s greatest law makers and authors previously studying on these grounds.  The courts included the Inner and Middle Temples, each with their own symbol.  Inner Temple grounds were marked with a pegasus, which Middle Temple areas were denoted with a lamb and flag.  The pictures attached will truly show the beauty of the incredible tour we received.

Our final stop on the tour was inside the Inns of Court Cathedral.  Let me just say that the stained glass, creaky boards, and old dusty pews made me feel like I was in a relic.  The pictures don’t even do the church any justice.  This holy place has been standing for over 600 years, and the list of presiders was nearly 200 or so.  So much history and buried holy members were beneath my feet!

Inside the cathedral

Inside the cathedral

Mom?! (just kidding)

Mom?! (just kidding)

Inns of Court

Inns of Court

Archways

Archways

View inside the private garden gates

View inside the private garden gates

Sun dial in a private garden

Sun dial in a private garden

Inns of Court symbols

Inns of Court symbols

Neat arch architecture

Neat arch architecture

Inns of Court

Inns of Court

Lamb w/ the flag

Lamb w/ the flag

Gryphon signifying our entrance into the City of London

Gryphon signifying our entrance into the City of London

Gorgeous church!!!

Gorgeous church!!!

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