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Two Temple Place

2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
+44 20 7836 3715
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Stunning historic house, Astor be one the most amazing houses I have ever seen.

I wandered in to this Gem on the day of the London Marathon when I wanted some shade and a cup of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
danfoster40
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Tenby, United Kingdom
fabulous building

Check on the opening times as these are very limited. The building was once the home of the Astors... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Jackie H
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London, United Kingdom
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2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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"william waldorf astor"
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"stained glass windows"
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"open to the public"
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"current exhibition"
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"free exhibition"
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"late victorian"
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"vanessa bell"
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"duncan grant"
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"jazz age"
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"beautiful building"
in 12 reviews
"astor family"
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"gothic mansion"
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"annual exhibition"
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"wood carvings"
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"architectural gem"
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"victoria embankment"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wandered in to this Gem on the day of the London Marathon when I wanted some shade and a cup of tea in the café. The building interested me more than the Jazz exhibition but I would highly recommend taking a look.

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Check on the opening times as these are very limited. The building was once the home of the Astors and inside it is a gem, with lovely stained glass and fascinating wood carving in the entrance hall and stairways. There is a fabulous weather vane...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I had to go by to show everyone the building but didn't know that they have tours. Get on one. The sculpture, stained glass and art are fabulous if they are all still there

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I came across this gallery when searching for 1920s/30s things to do in London last year and saw the upcoming (now finished) Jazz exhibition, which I finally got around to seeing in April. It was a wonderfully put together exhibition and I am still enjoying...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This place offers everything. A beautiful building with an interesting history. Well curated exhibitions. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, they are very clear on what can be photographed and are always polite. A shop that sells some lovely things and a nice cafe. And it is free...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem highly recommended by my local London friend. I am so glad I came. If you still have time after National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, swing by this house, 1.5 hours will be sufficient. The “Astor House” is a...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

It is worth going to any exhibition here to enjoy the architecture and splendour of this building. Secret doors, wonderful carved reliefs, the stained glass windows of the great hall, the beautiful staircase. The fanciest door to the ladies ever! Wonderful place. And the people...More

Thank rosebug
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This wonderful house is not open often but I can recommend a visit. We were there for the jazz exhibition which was comprehensive and well curated. But we were knocked out by the grandeur of the small house. The lavish entrance hall, wood carving and...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Take the opportunity offered by the jazz exhibition to gain free entry to this architectural gem. 2 Temple Place is located very close to Temple station. It closes on 22/4/18. The exhibition this year investigates the story of jazz in GB, including aspects such as...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have always been interested in jazz but have never been to an exhibition that covered jazz in art. It was extremely well curated with plenty of instruments, old films, paintings depicting jazz, old records, photos, ceramics, fabrics, etc. The focus was very much about...More

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hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Rosy L
8 May 2018|
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Response from Nicholas H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, admission is free, but as another traveller has said, they do ask for voluntary donations though not in any aggressive sort of way. Fabulous venue with great exhibitions.
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coco45
27 February 2017|
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Response from Nigel G | Reviewed this property |
The house is only open when an exhibition is on and for certain other days such as Open House weekends. The exhibition takes up most of the house so there is no separate house tour on offer. Private offices also take up some... More
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