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Two Temple Place

2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
+44 20 7836 3715
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Another place to wander into

We were ambling around this area looking for a good place for coffee and were amazed to stumble on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Narziss
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New Zealand
Another freebie gem

Small, cosy baronial type Rothschild place. Highly recommended to see how the rich Victorian... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hewiewright
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London, United Kingdom
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2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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+44 20 7836 3715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed June 25, 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.

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Reviewed June 14, 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

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Reviewed May 27, 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 May 17, 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

1  Thank 6l5s
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

This place offers everything. A beautiful building with an interesting history. Well curated exhibitions. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, they are very clear on what can be photographed and are always polite. A shop that sells some lovely things and a nice cafe. And it is free...More

Thank KAW687
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem highly recommended by my local London friend. I am so glad I came. If you still have time after National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, swing by this house, 1.5 hours will be sufficient. The “Astor House” is a...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

It is worth going to any exhibition here to enjoy the architecture and splendour of this building. Secret doors, wonderful carved reliefs, the stained glass windows of the great hall, the beautiful staircase. The fanciest door to the ladies ever! Wonderful place. And the people...More

Thank rosebug
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

This wonderful house is not open often but I can recommend a visit. We were there for the jazz exhibition which was comprehensive and well curated. But we were knocked out by the grandeur of the small house. The lavish entrance hall, wood carving and...More

1  Thank BristolBuzzing
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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
...More
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Rosy L
May 8, 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
February 27, 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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