Join the Knights Templar in the original Temple Church

London, Greater London

Enter the English headquarters of the Knights Templar in the 13th Century and immerse yourself in its varied history.

Temple Church was built in the late 12th Century between Fleet Street and the River Thames by the Knights Templar as their order expanded in numbers and influence.

The power of the order influenced its surrounds - as seen in the area around it becoming known as the Temple, the naming of Temple Bar near St. Paul's, and Temple tube station. Temple Church is now used by two Inns of Court (Inner Temple and Middle Temple) and is one of the most historic and beautiful churches in London.

The Temple was King John’s London headquarters in the months before Magna Carta, and three of the Charter’s heroes were buried here – the effigies of two survive to this day.

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