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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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Originally we intended to visit st Pauls cathedral but I felt £18 admission charge was ridiculously expensive and so our wandering so took us to the temple church and it was... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Originally we intended to visit st Pauls cathedral but I felt £18 admission charge was ridiculously expensive and so our wandering so took us to the temple church and it was fabulous! This wonderful building was a real treat (also only £5 per person entry) the exhibitions were a very interesting- (world war and death row art.) extra attraction

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This has been a church that I have wanted to visit ever since I started work in Holborn, I finally made it and I was not disappointed! Entry costs £5.00, as you enter the Church, The staff are very friendly and are more than willing to show exhibits of interest. There is a lot of monuments and an explanation of... More 

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This area of the Temple Church is magnificent! The buildings are all different and inside is the gorgeous stained glass as well as unique barrel ceilings. I think a day could be spend walking this beautiful complex. We were with out English friend and felt summer were overloaded with valuable info but we need to revisit in the future. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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Hobart, Australia
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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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Frome, United Kingdom
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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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Haacht, Belgium
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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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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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