Two Temple Place

Art Night: Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place
2 Temple Place
London WC2R 3BD

Two Temple Place is an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built by the hotelier William Waldorf Astor on Embankment. The house was designed for use as Astor’s estate office by one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects of the late 19th century, John Loughborough Pearson, when Astor emigrated to England for New York in 1891. In addition to the extraordinary, opulent interioron which no expense was sparedTwo Temple Place contained the largest strong room in Europe, as well as two other enormous fortified safes, when it was completed in 1895.

Within these highly ornate spaces performer and choreographer Alexandra Bachzetsis will present a new performance PRIVATE: Wear a mask when you talk to me (2016) and Gold (2004).

Accessibility: There is no step free access to Two Temple Place with a flight of eight stairs to enter the building. Once inside the building a lift provides access to all levels with an adaptable toilet available on the ground floor.

How to get there

  • Public transport - Plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.
  • London Underground -The nearest underground stations are Temple (District & Circle lines), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line), St Paul’s (Central line).
  • Rail - The nearest mainline rail stations are Blackfriars, Waterloo, Charing Cross. Plan your journey with National Rail.
  • Bus - Buses servicing the area are 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 76, 87, 91, 139, 172, 176. Get Bus Countdown information from Transport for London.
  • Bike -There are a number of cycle stands close to Two Temple Place. You can use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.
  • Boat -The River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers. Plan your journey with Thames Clippers.
  • Car -Limited paid parking, including coach spaces, available in Temple Place. The ParkRight app for mobile, developed for the City of Westminster, can provide you with real time parking space occupancy information.

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that transforms London for one summer night on 2 July 2016. Your ticket does not guarantee entry, however ticket holders are given priority on the evening. To ensure entry we advise that you arrive in good time.

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