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Two Temple Place

2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
+44 20 7836 3715
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Truly a hidden gem

Apart from the superb internal features and decorations, the exhibitions are always excellent. Only... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
Terrific, free exhibition in a great building

We visited in early February and enjoyed immensely the "Age of Jazz" exhibition. The music, the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Picardy V
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7836 3715
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Reviewed yesterday

Apart from the superb internal features and decorations, the exhibitions are always excellent. Only open for three months of the year, so don't miss the chance. Ask the gallery attendants to point out hidden features.

Thank zchug
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited in early February and enjoyed immensely the "Age of Jazz" exhibition. The music, the social history, the people, the paintings and posters, the clothes and the ceramics are all beautifully displayed and explained. All set in a very interesting building which has its...More

Thank Picardy V
Reviewed 4 days ago

After hearing from a work colleague of mine that there was a jazz exhibition at Temple House I didn’t hesitate to get there. One the subject of the exhibition itself and two I wanted to see the inside of Temple House as it is only...More

Thank evaf19
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleasantly surprised by my visit. Very friendly welcome upon arrival. The building is a hidden gem and I would definitely love to go back to the cafe another time. Jazz exhibition was marvellous - Highly recommended and free! I will donate and...More

Thank Anneka G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 Temple Place is a magnificent late Victorian house built for a member of the Astor family (near Temple tube station) which puts on one (free) exhibition only, early each year for about three months, and this is the only time it is open to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating Gothic revival building completed in 1895 as the estate office for the Astor estates, it is open during its excellent annual exhibition, which draws on collections from all across the UK. This year's, highly appropriate given the place in Society of the Astor...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

I visited Two Temple Place last year to attend the Sussex Modernists exhibtion, but the building itself was the real attraction with both its historical associations and its architectural distinction. The 2018 exhibition is dedicated to the Jazz Age in Britain and runs from 27...More

2  Thank Swetrat
Reviewed 14 November 2017

What a venue for a party! Drinks, canapes and, later, dancing downstairs, up the glorious staircase to the hall for a sit down dinner. Beautiful, exclusive and very original.

Thank JTK968
Reviewed 25 October 2017

When staying in London again, one day we were enjoying a long expedition along the River Thames banks and were heading in the direction of St. Paul's Cathedral. At one point along the walk, we deviated slightly and headed up from the river to take...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Extraordinary Victorian building was commissioned in 1890.Oak staircase is ornamented with mahogany wood figures.Before the front door stand two bronze lamp standards.First floor hall has ten columns of ebony,some of them have craved wood figures.Entrance to the hall is through massive carved mahogany wood door.The...More

Thank Partha Sarathi S
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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28 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