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Building and Registry Opening Times

Building and Registry Opening Times

The Supreme Court building

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) is open to the public, parties and media.

The building opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5pm (last entry at 4.30pm) and is closed on weekends and bank holidays

All hearings are available to watch live and on-demand via our websites.

UKSC judgments will be handed down in the Court, on Wednesdays at 9.45am. They will continue to be live streamed via the UKSC website. Judgments will be announced one week in advance, as usual.

Public enquiries

Enquires by phone and email – Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.


Monday 6 May Early May bank holiday
Monday 27 May Spring bank holiday
Monday 26 August Summer bank holiday
Wednesday 25 December Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December Boxing Day

The Registries

The Registry public counter is open 11am to 3pm Monday - Friday and the Registry staff will answer telephone and email enquiries 10am to 4pm Monday - Friday. Parties should file their papers by email.

Please note the Registries of both the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council are closed on Bank Holidays

For further information see Lord Reed's practice note.