- Field Court Tax Chambers
3 Field Court
London WC1R 5EP
- Tel: 020 3693 3700
- DX 374: LONDON/CHANCERY LANE
If you know who you wish to contact you will find their email addresses in the tabs for
Barristers or Practice Managers
Business hours: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Out of hours emergency: Please email a practice manager and/or counsel direct
Music on Hold
Our policy is, of course, not to keep you waiting for too long when you call us but, if you are put on hold, the music you will hear is something called “Gray’s Inn the third”. The composer is John Cooper (c.1570-1626) (though he changed his name to the Italian version of Giovanni Coprario” in the early 17th Century). The piece was written for the Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray’s Inn, performed in 1613 to celebrate the marriage of the daughter of King James I, Princess Elizabeth, and Frederick V, Elector Palantine. Inns of Court records show that Inner Temple paid £1200 towards the cost of staging the Masque with Gray’s Inn probably contributing the same amount. The music you hear is one of two dances, composed by Coprario, that have survived.
How to find us
Due to building works, the main pedestrian entrance to Gray’s Inn is through a narrow archway in High Holborn between the Cittie of Yorke (large clock over the pavement) and a Post Office/Rymans (now empty). If you continue to walk past the Porter’s Lodge and through the first square (South Square) you will see a small archway on the left which leads to Gray’s Inn gardens (the Walks). 3 Field Court is the building opposite the entrance to the Walks and our reception is situated on the Ground Floor East. Please note the pedestrian entrance to Gray’s Inn at the moment is either Warwick Court or Fulwood Place as the archway by the Cittie of Yorke is temporarily closed. When you reach the Inn from either Warwick Court or Fulwood Place, you then turn right and walk along with the entrance to the gardens on your left. Our building is almost opposite the gates.
The only vehicle entrance (and exit) is now on the Gray’s Inn Road. This is more or less opposite Baldwin’s Gardens and just a few yards after the bus stop on the left-hand side (heading in the direction of King’s Cross).
The nearest underground station is Chancery Lane (Central Line). Leave the station via Exit 1. Other nearby stations include Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) and Farringdon (Metropolitan and Circle lines and City Thameslink mainline). Bus routes: 8, 17, 25, 45, 46, 242, 341 and 521.