Inner Temple and Middle Temple

sights / Architecture

Lonely Planet review

From The Strand, look for a studded black door labelled ‘Middle Temple Lane’, opposite the Royal Courts building, and you’ll find yourself in the sprawling complex surrounding Temple Church. The church was originally planned and built by the secretive Knights Templar between 1161 and 1185. There are wonderful gardens and courtyards at every turn. At the weekend you’ll usually have to enter from the Victoria Embankment side.