Temple Church was built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. It houses the life-size stone effigies of nine 13th-century knights lying on the floor
Temple Church is a late 12th century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames. It was built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. At present two Inns of Court (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) both use the church.
Attractions of the Temple Church
The Church has a distinctive design. Both parts were severely damaged by a bomb in 1941 and have been completely reconstructed. It houses the life-size stone effigies of nine 13th-century knights lying on the floor of the Round. Some of them are cross-legged.
In recent years the church has become a must-see for readers of The Da Vinci Code because a key scene was set here.
Opening hours and admission tickets: the Temple Church
Routine Weekly Services:
Wednesday – Friday 9am: Morning Prayer BCP (Said)
Wednesday – 5:30pm: Choral Evensong during term times
Thursday – 1:15pm: Holy Communion BCP (Said)
Sunday – 8.30am Holy Communion BCP (Said), 11.15am Choral Mattins, 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays, Choral Communion 4th Sunday
Admission Tickets: Adults £5.00, Senior citizens and students £3.00. Free to 16s and under, members or staff of the Inns or of Chambers; and those who come for prayer. Entry charge includes the Magna Carta and Winter of the World Exhibitions
Address and Nearest Tube to the Temple Church
Address: Temple, London EC4Y 7BB. See the location in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 7353 3470, 020 7353 8559 Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Nearest Tube and Bus: Blackfriars (Circle, District), Blackfriars (Thameslink). Bus- bus numbers 172, 63, 188, 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, X68, 45, 243, 521. Visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.