A neo-Gothic Victorian mansion built for William Waldorf Astor on London's Embankment.

The house was designed by John Loughborough Pearson and was intended to be used as Astor’s estate office. Astor had emigrated to England in 1891 and, as arguably the richest man in the world, he spared no expense on the work for Two Temple Place.

In addition to the opulent interior, when it was finished in 1895 Two Temple Place contained the largest strong room in Europe as well as two other enormous fortified safes. Today it hosts annual exhibitions showcasing museum and art gallery collections from outside of London.

Two Temple Place

2 Temple Place, London, Greater London, WC2R 3BD

020 7836 3715


Opening times

Please note that Two Temple Place (including the shop and café) is only open during exhibitions. Visit the website for further details.

Open: 25th January – 19th April 2020

Free to all

10% off in the café

Valid to 31 December 2020

Enjoy 10% off in the café with your National Art Pass

10% off in shop

Valid to 31 December 2020

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