I’m sure you are up to eyeball with Turkey and Christmas wrapping, so I’m going to show you something a little different. When I was lucky enough to be touring the middle temple London.

It was all rather random, I saw something on Facebook about there was an opening for touring the middle temple, with the additional promise of a free lunch. So being the historical nerd I am and also never one to turn down a free lunch, I went along.

Middle temple London is one of the last remaining Tudor/Elizabethan building in London. It functions as a place for top barrister and judges to learn and to receive their qualification. The main building itself is a grand old hall, that reminisces Hampton court hall. If you ever been to Hampton Court, and like all things Tudor – then you will like the décor of this big grand hall.

The big grand hall itself serve as a place to wine and dine. When a barrister-to-be receive permission to become a barrister, very often there would be a celebratory meal within the great hall. Sometime in the presence of royalty.

I personally enjoyed touring the middle temple London, as I’m a sucker for anything from the Tudor/Elizabethan era. It does make me feel nostalgic and I kind of wish we make these grand old building in today. What do you think, should we bring back Tudor style houses – instead modern home?

There was a small group of us and we were all told that we could only take photos during the tour – not throughout the lunch. This is due to the fact that judges, barristers and lawyers might not want to be photographed. But the lunch itself was delish, so I can’t complain.

Middle temple London is a hidden gem, tucked away on a quiet corner not far from Temple underground station. It is open to the public to tour and to have lunch, however, it is advising to ring up a day before – don’t just turn up as you might not get in.

Will you be touring middle temple London in the new year?

 

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London

middle temple London