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24 February 2020Visit to Two Temple Place, Temple, London
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Visit to Two Temple Place, Temple, London
Monday 24 February 2020

 A visit has been arranged to tour this lovely building which is a 'hidden gem' in London. The building was the London home of William Waldorf Astor and was built in 1895 in Portland stone in the Gothic style with sumptuous interiors. It contains notable friezes and panels by Nathaniel Hitch, Sir George Frampton and Thomas Nicholls amongst others.  The tour has been arranged for 2pm and will last approximately 45 minutes.

An exhibition called "Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles" is also being staged and celebrates 7 "pioneering women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the extraordinary, artistic , social and cultural importance of textiles" (Temple Place publicity). It is free to visit and more details can be found on Two Temple Place's website.

Please meet in the Foyer at 12.30 so that lunch can be taken either in the cafe at Two Temple Place or in a cafe nearby of which there are plenty and to allow time to visit the exhibition.

Travel to the Temple will be by public transport. The nearest underground station to the venue is Temple Station which is 1 minute walk away. The No. 11 bus from Victoria Station goes to Temple.

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