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Temple Church

  • King's Bench Walk, The Temple Map It
  • Bloomsbury
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

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As featured in The Da Vinci Code, this church was built by the Knights Templar in the late 12th century. The Red Knights held their secret initiation rites in the crypt here. Having started poor, holy, and dedicated to the protection of pilgrims, they grew rich from showers of royal gifts until, in the 14th century, they were stripped of their wealth, charged with blasphemy and sodomy, and thrown into the Tower. So it goes.

Sight Information


King's Bench Walk, The Temple, London, EC4Y 7BB, England

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Sight Details:

  • £4
  • Generally weekdays 10–2 but check website beforehand

Published 08/18/2015


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