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Christopher Wren's Temple Bar

Entrance TO Paul's Cathedral Next To St. 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7AL, England
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liked this even more than St. Paul's proper!

If you like quirky architecture, this is for you! I enjoyed walking through this gate and... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
haohuangpianist
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Claremont, California
History is an amazing leveler...

The difference between waddling around all ignorant and knowing where you are. The temple bar...a... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
TimRG1
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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...

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Thank sheepygold
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I haven't put in a review of the Temple Bar before, as I have passed it many times, but I have great memories of this icon as I remember it as a pile of dirty and dishevelled stones in Theobolds park in the 1960's. Now...More

Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Sir Christopher Wren's Temple Bar arch is a unique structure that marked the gateway to the City of London for 200 years. It had been moved many times and even fell into disrepair for awhile in a clearing in a wood in Hertfordshire. Returned to...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Lovely vestige of very old London in the middle of the City. A handsome arch and definitely worth a photo, next to St. Paul's.

Thank Thomas V
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