Two Temple Place

London, United Kingdom


  • 2 Temple Place
  • London WC2R 3BD
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Two Temple Place is closed to the public except during our annual exhibitions.
Monday 10am - 4:30pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 4:30pm
Friday 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday 10am - 4:30pm
Sunday 11am - 4:30pm


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Two Temple Place is one of London’s architectural gems, an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by William Waldorf Astor on the Embankment.

The building was originally designed for use as Astor’s estate office by one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects of the late nineteenth-century, John Loughborough Pearson. Astor had emigrated to England in 1891 as, arguably, the richest man in the world and no expense was spared when work began on Two Temple Place in 1892. In addition to the extraordinary, opulent interior, when it was finished in 1895, Two Temple Place contained the largest strong room in Europe as well as two other enormous fortified safes.

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