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This ornate arch and gateway originally marked the border in the Strand between the City of London and the West End on the traditional royal procession route from the Tower of London to the Palace of Westminster. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and...More
just such a hoot to see this back in London. I mean, I didn't see it in London the first time around cos I would be like 200 if I had! But as a piece of iconic Wren architecture and so close to his piece...More
When visiting St Paul's it was a very nice bonus to come across Christopher Wren's Temple Bar. It' a very orate archway, which I came across by chance. You could lose quite a bit of time standing there to admire the architecture. A good way...More
On another recent visit to London & lunch at The Paternoster Chop House we were walking to Paternoster Sq & came across Temple Bar.
I have since learnt that this gateway was moved from Fleet Street where it marked the entrance to the City.
The difference between waddling around all ignorant and knowing where you are.
The temple bar...a gate into London from the 13th century.
Rebuilt buy Christopher Wren and his mates (who build St. Paul’s cathedral). Purchased by a banjo playing barmaid to adorn her wealthy husbands...More
This is an important icon of the ancient City of London. It used to stand at the junction of Fleet Street and the Strand and was one of the original entrances to the City. It now stands alongside St Paul’s Cathedral from whose steps it...More
While staying in London again, we had just completed our self-guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral and were heading to Paternoster Square for a rest and a bite to eat. On the way to the square, we passed through the Temple Bar gateway.
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.