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Ornate Archway

On another recent visit to London & lunch at The Paternoster Chop House we were walking to... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
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Historic gateway

This is an important icon of the ancient City of London. It used to stand at the junction of Fleet... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

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

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

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. Most...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

If you like quirky architecture, this is for you! I enjoyed walking through this gate and examining the architectural details. A gentler, kinder Wren as compared to St. Paul's the monumental...

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Christopher Wren's Temple Bar is a fitting monument. It is quite huge and apparently used to mark the entrance to the city for a very long time. It's worth a look if you are in the vicinity.

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 2 November 2017

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. It is...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Christopher Wren's Temple Bar has been returned to London after it was removed from the middle of the Strand because it was blocking increased traffic and moved to Hertfordshire in the 1880s. In 2004 it was restored in Paternoster Square next to St Paul's cathedral.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This gateway used to be located in Fleet Street and was moved in Victorian times for road widening and restored recently. There is an interesting information board in front and this structures forms the entrance to and the most impressive part of the rather bland...More

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