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Temple Church

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Address: The Temple | King's Bench Walk, London EC4Y 7BB, England
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We made it a point to partake in the Easter Palm Sunday Morning Choral service at Temple Church, and it surpassed all expectations. The church members are welcoming and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Préveza, Preveza, Greece
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Préveza, Preveza, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made it a point to partake in the Easter Palm Sunday Morning Choral service at Temple Church, and it surpassed all expectations. The church members are welcoming and the service was very personal, however, they went all out and the full boy's choir was present as was the men's choir, in full dress. I would go to London just... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

How utterly stunning I have a thing for the Templars due to ancestry and DNA and left the kid at the motorhome to do this(it's ok she's 14) and would you believe was invited in to their Easter Friday full choral service! If you can do do, go for it! A donation is all that is asked to experience the... More 

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King and Queen, VA
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The Temple Church is not easy to find but it is well worth the extra effort to find this hidden treasure. A beautiful example of a historic church with an inside look at the Knights Templar. The exhibit on the Templar's influence on the United States' Declaration of Independence and Constitution was fascinating. There is no tour but take your... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

You might miss the spirit of the Knights Templar if you do not look closely. Look at the faces. Who are these people? What were the masons thinking and who were they honouring? The Church might seem rather boring if you do not look closely. Look at each face and effigy. It is a wonderful church with a history to... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Although I couldn't get inside the church, you can feel something mysterious surrounding this place. Hidden in between buildings, gives peace and quiet spot, where you can rest a bit in the middle of crowded city.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

If you are interested in Medieval buildings and history, you can't miss this Gothic church inspired in the church of the Holy Sepulcre in Jerusalem and built in 1162. It was bombed during the II WW and some parts have been reconstructed. The visit will only take 30- 45 minutes as its not very big. They have also the tombs... More 

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Boise, ID
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

See the church that was in the DaVinci Code but stay to understand the Middle Temple Law school and how many of the US presidents attended the law school. Beautiful gardens and wonderul place to look around. Go in my Fleet street and use GPS or you'll miss the way in.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tucked behind Fleet Street is this lovely historic church. I don't have to say anymore because it deserves all the wonderful reviews.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The Temple Church is a must see. Very near underground (Temple stop). Definitely check website for hours as others have suggested. It is worth the experience with some planning. It was not crowded and the quiet allowed us to gaze on the effigies and contemplate the important history that happened within the Temple's walls. It is set in a lovely... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Consecrated in 1185, and modelled on the circular church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. A real beauty of vaulted arches, stained glass (recent but gorgeous), marble columns, and much history represented in its interior. Now an active Anglican church with a fine choir. Well worth a visit. Highly Recommended.

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