Despite its central location between Covent Garden and the City of London, Two Temple Place does not pop up on many visitors' radars. Few people seem to know about this place, but a visit to see the grand and rather quirky interior is well worth the trip.
Originally owned by William Waldorf Astor, the house includes many of the items he collected, but they're not what you might expect from a Victorian home. You’ll find statues and artwork depicting characters from The Three Musketeers, Rip Van Winkle, several Shakespearean plays, Robin Hood, the legends of King Arthur and a lot more. This is definitely a hidden gem ready for exploring.
The house is only open to the public during an annual exhibition and on specific other dates, so it’s important to check before visiting.
Two Temple Place is only open to the public during annual exhibitions and on specific dates.
Venue Details & Map
Two Temple Place
Temple PlaceLondonWC2R 3BD
- 0207836 3715
Top 4 reviews of Two Temple Place
That place is amazing. Stuck between the embankment and construction site this private manor was once the office of William Waldorf Astor, the man who owned half of Manhattan.
The place is only opened when exhibit are on (currently one about beauty in Egypt).
The guides in the rooms are really helpful and they know tons about the place (really you can ask any question, they have the answer)... more
it cannot get better than this in my eyes....in my eyes literally. Outstandingly beautiful house and William Morris to boot. Feast thine eyes upon great beauty....FREE of charge. Wonderful smiley happy staff (who wouldn't be in such surroundings).
Two Temple Place is not generally open to the public, unless it is hosting an exhibition. I visited this venue when it was hosting a wedding fair and was absolutely taken by how beautiful the place was - inside and outside. As part of the fair, I got to wander through the Lower Gallery, the Great Hall (the main ballroom), and the two smaller rooms - the Morris Room and the Library. All of them... more
Opened to the public for the first time
in November 2011, this is the fabulous
home & Estate office of Lord Astor & where
he also allegedly kept a mistress.Built
to his specifications in 1870.
So much attention to detail,he obviously loved wood & marble as much as I do.
First exhibition was for William Morris & it was a perfect setting more