The Temple Church is a late-12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. In modern times, two Inns of Court (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) both use the church. It is famous for its effigy tombs and for being a round church.

The Temple Church is a late-12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. In modern times, two Inns of Court (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) both use the church. It is famous for its effigy tombs and for being a round church.

monument in street | The Temple Bar Memorial, its sculpture, and related material

monument in street | The Temple Bar Memorial, its sculpture, and related material

King’s Bench Walk, Middle Temple, London. (my photo) Visiting the Inns of Court: The Inns of Court are only open 12.30-3:00 in the afternoons, M-F, no bank holidays, so plan to be there at noon. The entrance to Middle Temple Lane is just where the Strand becomes Fleet Street, to your right if you’re walking towards Fleet Street. You will think you aren’t allowed to enter because a long barrier reading NO ACCESS or something like that stretches beneath the entrance archway, and there is a man…

King’s Bench Walk, Middle Temple, London. (my photo) Visiting the Inns of Court: The Inns of Court are only open 12.30-3:00 in the afternoons, M-F, no bank holidays, so plan to be there at noon. The entrance to Middle Temple Lane is just where the Strand becomes Fleet Street, to your right if you’re walking towards Fleet Street. You will think you aren’t allowed to enter because a long barrier reading NO ACCESS or something like that stretches beneath the entrance archway, and there is a man…

Inner Temple by Louise Blackwood, London. The Inner Temple is one of four Inns of Court. Full history here

Inner Temple by Louise Blackwood, London. The Inner Temple is one of four Inns of Court. Full history here

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