One of the four ancient Inns of Court, Middle Temple is situated in the heart of London, nestled against the banks of the Thames. Although just moments away from Fleet Street, The Strand and Embankment, the peace and tranquility of the grounds and the awe-inspiring splendour of the buildings is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the London streets.
This unique venue has a wonderful sense of historical importance, and a dignified, stately atmosphere, boasting one of the finest examples of an Elizabethan Hall in the country, along with impressive Bench Apartments and an award-winning garden.
Built between 1562 and 1573, the main buildings have remained virtually unchanged to this day, with many original Tudor features surviving the Great Fire of London and both World Wars. Superb, detailed architecture, cobbled gas-lit streets, impressive oak panelling and beautiful stained glass create a breathtaking and majestic atmosphere - a truly spectacular setting for any event.
Ancient artefacts are on display everywhere – from original oil paintings, suits of armour and coats of arms, to the hatch from Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, and the High Table in the Hall – a gift from Elizabeth I, made from a single oak from Windsor forest floated down the Thames to the Inn. Every monarch since the Virgin Queen has enjoyed wonderful food and revelries in the very room where the first ever performance of Twelfth Night took place, with Elizabeth I and Shakespeare himself in attendance.
The echoes of this rich history can be reflected in a modern day event, making for a stunning fusion of past and present. From weddings, fashion shows and gala dinners, to cocktail parties, and Hollywood blockbuster movies, the Hall, Bench apartments, and garden are versatile spaces that create a dramatic backdrop, whatever the theme.
For the corporate client, our event spaces offer a uniquely different setting for a conference, board meeting or private dining experience, and bring a sense of gravitas that lends itself perfectly to the serious business world.
Ensuring the peace and tranquillity of the Inn, the surrounding garden is a beautiful display of carefully manicured lawns and blooming floral displays. The expansive lawn leading down to the river Thames is a perfect setting for a large garden party, complete with elegant marquees.
Middle Temple is renowned for its delicious food, created by a team of talented, in-house chefs. The tempting array on offer in the seasonal banqueting menu uses carefully selected, fresh produce that is sourced locally wherever possible. The executive chef works closely with his team to create traditional dishes with modern, on-trend twists, and can also tailor a menu to reflect the theme of any event. Middle Temple also boasts an extensive wine cellar with a fine selection of quality wines, spirits and liqueurs.
Follow in the footsteps of history and let the magical atmosphere of Middle Temple charm your guests and create a stunning event that will linger in memories for decades to come.