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Temple Church

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Address: The Temple | King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB, England
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Intersting Church - Unique in London as built by Templars

Well worth a visit, home of the Templars in London, linked to the English Monarchy/Laws, gives a good history on English Law and how the Temple was created/challenged with English... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, home of the Templars in London, linked to the English Monarchy/Laws, gives a good history on English Law and how the Temple was created/challenged with English Monarchy. Being in the Law area, it is an interesting area to walk around and see all the law offices, there are a few nice small parks next to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Came here with part of the family to see the grandsons perform in the Nativity Play, as for a number of years now. This place never ceases to cast a spell the moment you walk through the door. Wonderful vaulted ceilings, exquisite stained glass, a fine collection of gargoyles inside the church and of course the extraordinary effigies of eight... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Having just read S.J.Hodge's fabulous book on the Knights Templar I was really keen to visit the headquarters in this country. The first thing of note is how small it is, secondly how beautifully maintained it and thirdly how well lit it is..unusual for a Church. There is an excellent timeline of the Templar history around the walls of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This Church in the Inns of Court in London between the Embankment and Fleet Street is the 12th-century church made famous in recent times by the book the Da Vinci Code. It was built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters and contains the stone effigies of knights. Later it served as the royal treasury, supported by the Knights... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

In a fascintaing area in itself - and well worth a visit Contains several 13th century effigies in the nave and currently a very moving WWI exhibition of members of the four Inns of Court who fought in the Great War. I was there on the day that the stairs were open to the first floor - wonderful view down... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A fascinating round church, built by the knights Templar in the late 12th century. Very remarkable are the effigies of knights on the church floor and the stone heads on the walls. No wonder a part of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” is set here. Entrance price is £ 5. Don't forget to check the website for the opening... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Real adventure trying to find the church and take a different route when leaving. Fabulous setting, lovely old round church. We listened to the choir the first time as it was closed to tourists and the singing 🎶 was fantastic. Check out the website if visiting to check if open to tourists, a nominal £5 fee for visiting. Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Temple church holds many mysteries, one of which is how to find it. It seems easiest if you go to the intersection of Fleet St. and Chancery Way then look for the old half-timbered building. Here, at street level, is a wooden door that opens to the path to the church. The Round Church was built by the Knights Templar... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Gorgeous church to see and quite quiet and off the beaten path compared to other churches in London.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This place oozes history and its close association with the Fire of London in 1666 adds to its charm. If you can attend when an event is taking place, or when the organ is being played, you will get more from the experience.

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