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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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Hidden treasure in London but a great find.

The Temple Church is not easy to find but it is well worth the extra effort to find this hidden treasure. A beautiful example of a historic church with an inside look at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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King and Queen, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Temple Church is not easy to find but it is well worth the extra effort to find this hidden treasure. A beautiful example of a historic church with an inside look at the Knights Templar. The exhibit on the Templar's influence on the United States' Declaration of Independence and Constitution was fascinating. There is no tour but take your... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You might miss the spirit of the Knights Templar if you do not look closely. Look at the faces. Who are these people? What were the masons thinking and who were they honouring? The Church might seem rather boring if you do not look closely. Look at each face and effigy. It is a wonderful church with a history to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I couldn't get inside the church, you can feel something mysterious surrounding this place. Hidden in between buildings, gives peace and quiet spot, where you can rest a bit in the middle of crowded city.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you are interested in Medieval buildings and history, you can't miss this Gothic church inspired in the church of the Holy Sepulcre in Jerusalem and built in 1162. It was bombed during the II WW and some parts have been reconstructed. The visit will only take 30- 45 minutes as its not very big. They have also the tombs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

See the church that was in the DaVinci Code but stay to understand the Middle Temple Law school and how many of the US presidents attended the law school. Beautiful gardens and wonderul place to look around. Go in my Fleet street and use GPS or you'll miss the way in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tucked behind Fleet Street is this lovely historic church. I don't have to say anymore because it deserves all the wonderful reviews.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The Temple Church is a must see. Very near underground (Temple stop). Definitely check website for hours as others have suggested. It is worth the experience with some planning. It was not crowded and the quiet allowed us to gaze on the effigies and contemplate the important history that happened within the Temple's walls. It is set in a lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Consecrated in 1185, and modelled on the circular church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. A real beauty of vaulted arches, stained glass (recent but gorgeous), marble columns, and much history represented in its interior. Now an active Anglican church with a fine choir. Well worth a visit. Highly Recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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