Gray's Inn is one of four ancient Inns of Court still in operation. As you enter, you'll see a late-Georgian terrace lined with buildings that serve as both residences and offices. Gray's was restored after suffering heavy damage in World War II. It contains a rebuilt Tudor Hall, but its greatest attraction is the tree-shaded lawn and handsome gardens. A 17th-century atmosphere exists today in the square. Scientist-philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was the inn's most eminent tenant.
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