Statue: Law courts - Alfred the Great
Site: Law courts - Alfred the Great (1 memorial)
WC2, Strand, Royal Courts of Justice
This stunning building, by G E Street, is the Royal Courts of Justice, commonly known as the Law Courts. There are a number of busts, statues, etc, inside the building and in the various courtyards, but to see these you must first, patiently, pass through security.
High up on pinnacles on the front facade of the building are three statues, visible to all with good eyesight or a zoom camera. Alfred is to the right of the entrance. Jesus Christ is in the middle and the statue to the left with a crown and clutching a model church is Solomon. At the back of the building, visible from Carey Street, is another statue teetering on a pinnacle, Moses with his tablets. We thank Jean Haynes of Original London Walks for identifying these statues. All three are appropriate to be overseeing a place where laws are enforced.