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Hidden London – Visit The Temple Church

One really old and beautiful church in #London with amazing history.

The Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar, an order of military monks founded in 1118 to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land. Here in the Temple the Templars had their Church, two halls, cloisters and domestic buildings, leading in the 12th century straight down to the River Thames. The Round


Church was built soon after 1160; it is the earliest Gothic building in England.

In the crisis of 1214-5 King John had two London headquarters: the Tower in the East; and the Temple in the West, where he was safe under the protection of the Templars.


The nearest underground stations are Temple and Blackfriars stations on the Circle and District lines.

Access for pedestrians after 20.30 on weekdays and all weekend is via Tudor Street only.


Vehicles enter via Tudor Street Gate and exit via the Embankment Monday to Friday 06.00 to 21.00. Entry and exit for vehicles at all other times is via Tudor Street Gate.


There is no parking available on weekdays before 18.30.

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