Building and Registry Opening Times

Building and Registry Opening Times

The Supreme Court building

The Supreme Court building is open to the public Monday to Friday from 0930 to 1630.

Please note that The Supreme Court building will be closed to the public on the following bank holiday dates:

27 May Monday Spring bank holiday
26 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Wednesday Christmas Day
26 December Thursday Boxing Day
1 January Wednesday New Year's Day
10 April Friday Good Friday
13 April Monday Easter Monday
4 May Monday Early May bank holiday
25 May Monday Spring bank holiday
31 August Monday Summer bank holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Day
28 December Monday Boxing Day

Registry opening times

Registry is open on most weekdays at the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday
    1000 to 1630
  • Friday
    1000 to 1600
Whitsun recess period

Please note that the Registries of both the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council will be closed during the Whitsun recess period.

The Registry will close at 1630 on Thursday 23 May 2019 and will reopen at 1000 on Monday 3 June 2019.

Please note that on Monday 3 June 2019 the Registry will be open from 1000 to 1600 only. Usual hours of 1000 to 1630 will resume from Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Supreme Court staff present in the building while the Registry is closed will not be able to accept papers on behalf of the Court.

If your time limit for filing documents expires on a business day during this vacation period, it will be extended automatically until 3 June 2019.

This is provided for by UKSC Practice Direction 2.1.8 and JCPC Practice Direction 2.1.8.

Please note that this does not mean that documents due on or after 3 June 2019 are subject to any automatic extension.