Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, now The Courthouse Hotel, has an interesting and varied history. The building has seen many famous cases in its time. Two Rolling Stones members both faced charges over drugs at the court, one member took this further and was also charged with possession of an antique shotgun and a revolver.

In 1835 Charles Dickens worked in the building as a Morning Chronicle reporter.

In 1895 Oscar Widle went to court against the Marquess of Queensbury in regards to a criminal libel charge.

In 1970 whilst the London Art Gallery was exhibiting pictures supplied by John Lennon, he was taken to court accused that his artistic creations were too sexually explicit!