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mini palace

it is located off fleet street in a side road. this is like a mini palace and this was how the rich... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How the wealthy used to live

Two Temple Place has had several owners since it was originally built for the immensely wealthy... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
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2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7836 3715
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All reviews william waldorf astor stained glass windows open to the public current exhibition free exhibition late victorian jazz age beautiful building astor family gothic mansion annual exhibition architectural gem victoria embankment cornish artists wood carved exhibition ends london open house
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

it is located off fleet street in a side road. this is like a mini palace and this was how the rich used to live in those years. the design and architecture is thruly beautiful. now it is run by a charity.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Two Temple Place has had several owners since it was originally built for the immensely wealthy Waldorf Astor. Now it is owned by a charity who runs it as an art gallery for 3 months of the year and lets it out for functions and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank mike-john-c
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We visited this house part of London open house week-end, it is exuberant with details which makes it a real feast for the eyes!! If you like architecture/ interior design and have an eye for aesthetics this is a must do!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank OJG2013
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place and steeped in history. Wonderful corporate evening here and fantastic to dine in the office of one of the Astor’s. Anyone should look up the history before coming as it’s very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Well worth seeing the house itself and have been to some great exhibtions here very near Temple underground.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank John W
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We were ambling around this area looking for a good place for coffee and were amazed to stumble on to this place. We'd never heard of it before and it was a really pleasant surprise and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Narziss
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Small, cosy baronial type Rothschild place. Highly recommended to see how the rich Victorian moneymakers spent their money. Spot the gilded ship on the little spire on the roof...at the side is a lane with steps up showing this once was where the Thames came...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank hewiewright
Reviewed 25 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank danfoster40
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jackie H
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
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.
27 February 2017|
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Response from nigelg715 | 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