The Central Criminal Court, more commonly known as the Old Bailey, is England’s most famous court.
It was built on the site of the old Newgate prison, which has been the scene of floggings, mutilations, burnings and hangings.
The oak-panelled courtrooms have been the setting for some of the most infamous trials in world criminal history.
One of them is serial killer Dennis Nilsen, the subject of new ITV drama series Des, starring David Tennant.
Nilsen was sentenced to life in prison after confessing to killing 15 men in London during the 1970s and 80s.
Here we take a look at some of the most notorious criminals who have been sentenced at the Old Bailey.
The Kray Twins
Brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray were found guilty of the murders of Jack ‘The Hat’ McVitie and George Cornell at the Old Bailey in 1969.
Ronnie said to the judge at the time: “If I wasn’t here, I could be having tea with Judy Garland.”
The Yorkshire Ripper
Peter Sutcliffe, also known as the Yorkshire ripper, as convicted of murdering 13 women, and attempting to murder seven others.
Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen was found guilty of murder in the Old Bailey on October 22, 1910.
He was found guilty of murdering his wife Cora and hiding her remains in his cellar.
Dr Crippen was later sentenced to death and hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
He was the first criminal to be arrested following an alert raised by a wireless message.
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Ruth Ellis was the 18th and last woman to be executed in Britain.
She was hanged on July 13 1955 after being convicted of the murder of her lover David Blakely.
Ellis shot him outside the Magdala public house in Hampstead, and was immediately arrested by an off-duty policeman.
Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr
Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr were tried at the Old Bailey in connection with the murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, both 10.
Huntley was convicted of the murder of both girls on December 17, 2003 and sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment.
His girlfriend, Carr, had knowingly given him a false alibi and she later received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence.
Members of the so-called Angry Brigade
The Angry Brigade was a far-left militant group responsible for a series of bombs in England between 1970 and 1972.
They targeted banks, embassies and a BBC Outside Broadcast vehicle.
The trial at the Old Bailey was one of the longest in legal history.
On December 6 1972 John Barker, Jim Greenfield, Hilary Creek and Anna Mendleson all received 10-year sentences.
Stuart Christie, Chris Bott, Angela Weir and Kate McLean were acquitted.
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George Blake is a former British spy who worked as a double agent for the Soviet Union.
He was sentenced to the maximum term of 14 years consecutively on each of three counts of spying for a potential enemy.
He was also sentenced to 14 years concurrently on both the two remaining counts.
This added up to a total of 42 years imprisonment.
William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw)
William Joyce, nicknamed Lord Haw-Haw, was an American-born British fascist political and Nazi propaganda broadcaster.
He was convicted of one count of high treason in 1945 and sentenced to death.
Joyce was hanged on January 3, 1946, making him the last person to be executed for treason in the UK.
Brides in the Bath murderer Joyce Smith was an English serial killer.
He was convicted and hanged for the murders of three women in 1915.
The case became known as the Brides in the Bath Murders.
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