We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Temple Church

#112 of 1,514 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
City of London
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: The Temple | King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7353 3470
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 390 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Headquarters of the Knights Templar in this country

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
elsarge
,
Norwich, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 231: English reviews
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank elsarge
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
363 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Mike S
Frome, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
219 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank lgmsomerset
Haacht, Belgium
Level Contributor
351 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Globetrotter045
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
160 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Paul P
Seattle
Level Contributor
62 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank SeattleTep
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level Contributor
682 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank Rachel C
Level Contributor
74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Alan F
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Although I'm sure there is actually hidden treasure here, I am referring to the attraction in general. It's not really in any of the guide books but it may be one of the most fascinating tourist sites I've ever visited. It's open to the public but you would never know it. There is no signage inviting passersby onto the grounds... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank MesaSB
South Lake Tahoe, Ca
Level Contributor
127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Home of the Marshall's effigies. I went to see William Marshall. This is a lovely church, but make sure to go earlier in the day; we went the first time later on in the afternoon and it was closed for a private event. No matter, back the next day no problem. They allow pictures, so that's a bonus.

Helpful?
Thank MicheleDahl

Travellers who viewed Temple Church also viewed

 

Been to Temple Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Temple Church and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Temple Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in City of London

Neighbourhood Profile
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
Explore this neighbourhood