Here's a different take on a London walking tour, especially for those interested in the UK's legal system.
During Context Travel's new walk, Of Inns and Wigs, Understanding Legal London, experts and former barristers (lawyers) take visitors through the Inns of Court; a labyrinth located just off the Strand dotted with secluded squares, alleyways and courtyards. This hidden area, where tourists would not normally wander on their own, has been home to the legal profession since the Middle Ages and is where students of law first came to study and live. (Fans of CJ Sansom's Matthew Shardlake series of mystery novels will be familiar with some of the locations.)
In addition to tracing the evolution of the legal system, the walk will focus on many architectural gems of the heart of London including the 12th-century Temple Church (once the headquarters of the medieval Knights Templar and later remodelled by Sir Christopher Wren), the Tudor gateway at Lincoln’s Inn to the Georgian splendors of New Square and the Victorian grandeur of the Royal Courts of Justice.
Of Inns and Wigs, Understanding Legal London lasts three hours and is available Monday through Friday. Good to know: The tours are limited to a maximum of six people.