"Was hanging around outside the High Court for ages"
The Royal Courts of Justice
Creative Commons AttributionThe Royal Courts of Justice - Credit: Anthony M., Flickr

Dealing mainly with high-profile libel and civil liability cases, the High Court of Justice is a civil court situated within the Royal Courts on the Strand in London, with district registries throughout the country.  Most cases are heard by a single judge with no jury.

Criminal cases are heard by the Crown Court.