Temple is a district in central London that falls within the administrative area of the City of London. However a small portion of the district, its western-most part, falls in the City of Westminster. The area itself derives its name from the Temple Church, which was historically the main seat of the Knights Templar. The Inner Temple and the Middle Temple, which are two of the four Inns of Court, are situated here. Various London sights and attractions such as Victoria Embankment, Somerset House, and Courtauld Institute Gallery attract thousands of visitors and tourists to the area.
Temple is considered to be one of the primary legal districts in the City of London and it has held this distinction since ancient times. The offices of the Royal Courts of Justice are located here, as are serviced offices of various professionals connected to English Law such as solicitors, advocates, lawyers, legal consultants, barristers, and legal service firms. The area also has several retail businesses such as florists, tailors, pubs, and restaurants.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The George, an award winning comedy club, offers great entertainment options in the area, as do the numerous theatres such as Aldwych and Novello. The Lobby Bar, Oxo Tower Brasserie and Lowlander Beer Cafe are unique bars for a night of fun and revelry. For a taste of exotic French cuisine, book a table at The Admiralty. If traditional British fare is what you’re craving, you can satisfy your taste buds at various delis and cafes in the area such as Apostrophe and the Admiralty Deli at Somerset House.
Temple is the main tube station that services the area. Blackfriars, Embankment and Holborn tube stations are all a short walk away and easily accessible, providing connectivity to the Circle and District lines. You can access the mainline railway network through Blackfriars and City Thameslink railway stations. Several secure car parks offer convenience and ease for people driving to Temple.