The Inns of Court have a good claim to being the best-managed urban landscape in Central London. They are called 'inns' because they were founded to provide short-term hostel accommodation for students of the law. As a group, they are now the headquarters of Britain's legal profession. The Inns are arranged round a set of squares and courtyards between Theobalds Road, High Holborn and the Embankment. The smaller squares and passages have a medieval clam which is rare in London (e.g. Staple Inn and Fountain Court) while the larger spaces (e.g. Lincoln's Inn and The Temple) are elegant and urbane gardens.
High Holborn, London, Greater London, England
Various opening arrangements, but visible from adjoniing roads