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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 4 weeks ago
mike-john-c
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London, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem!

We visited this house part of London open house week-end, it is exuberant with details which makes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OJG2013
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mike-john-c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!!

Thank OJG2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed 22 August 2018

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

Thank John W
Reviewed 10 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.

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

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.

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

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

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I came across this gallery when searching for 1920s/30s things to do in London last year and saw the upcoming (now finished) Jazz exhibition, which I finally got around to seeing in April. It was a wonderfully put together exhibition and I am still enjoying...More

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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.
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coco45
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
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