Sir Christopher Wren, 1672
First Floor, Paternoster Lodge, 2 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7DX
Temple Bar is a 350 year old gateway to the City of London, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It formerly stood in Fleet Street, and was the last surviving gateway to the City of London.
St. Paul's, Bank
26, 25, 8
Fully accessible by lift and stair lift once inside Paternoster Lodge.
Temple Bar, designed by Sir Christopher Wren’ and completed in 1672, will be open during both of the Open House weekends from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Temple Bar is rarely open to the general public. It is the only remaining historic City gate and the last to display the heads of traitors on spikes. It formerly stood in Fleet Street, marking the western boundary of the City of London and the place where the reigning monarch enters the City and is greeted by the Lord Mayor, in the Ceremony of the Pearl Sword. After its removal in 1878, it was rebuilt on a country estate in Hertfordshire. The Temple Bar Trust acquired and re-located it in its present site on Paternoster Square in 2004. Temple Bar Trust is supported by the City of London Corporation. Temple Bar is now the Livery Hall of The Company of Architects.
Guided tours of the Triforium space to see: items from the cathedral collections including Christopher Wren’s magnificent ‘Great Model’ made in 1673; the Geometrical Staircase and the stunning view from the West Gallery.
Sir Christopher Wren, 1710
event, historical house, livery hall
17C livery hall with courtroom and garden. Oak panelling and stained glass windows. Undamaged in WWII. Recently refurbished new rooms and air-cooling within. Selected items from the archives on display. Book binding exhibition in the Hall.
Robert Mylne, 1673
religious, historical house
This Grade I Mansion House, close to St Paul's Cathedral was designed by Edward Woodroofe in 1669 and completed in 1673. The residence of successive Deans of St Pauls until the 1970's today it is the office to the Bishop of London
Edward Woodroofe, 1669
historical house, health, museum, community/cultural
Life and death in the archives, 1123-2023, is a unique exhibition detailing St Bartholomew’s Hospital's history and people, using photography, art and history from our archives and collections
James Gibbs, 1730
art in the public realm, education, offices
Chicago Booth's London campus combines the best of old and new. Located near St. Paul's, the campus features more than 50 pieces of contemporary art and houses our Executive MBA Programme Europe, Executive Education, and conference centre.
Drop in / Guided tour
walk/tour, public realm/landscape, offices
Situated adjacent to St. Paul’s Cathedral, our reworking of this six-storey neo-classical building has created 116,000 sq ft of high-quality office space, three levels of communal terraces and a large new garden designed by Tom Stuart-Smith
Buckley Gray Yeoman, 2022
Founded by William the Conqueror's Archbishop Lanfranc in 1080 (the significant crypt survives) St Mary-le-Bow was rebuilt, notably by Wren after the Great Fire and by Laurence King in 1964 after WWII destruction. Home of Bow Bells.
Sir Christopher Wren, 1683
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