Two Temple Place is the ultimate hidden gem in Central London. It combines the opulence of a mansion with the intimacy of a private home. The interiors abound with gilding, marble and stained glass, while warm mahogany wood panelling provides a cosy, homely feel. With a variety of stunning rooms available, exclusive hire of the house offers a rare opportunity to create truly memorable guest experiences.
Originally completed in 1895 for William Waldorf Astor, one of the world’s richest men at the time, Two Temple Place is now home to The Bulldog Trust, a registered charity which promotes culture and philanthropy. All income generated from events at Two Temple Place goes to supporting the work of the Trust and maintaining this astonishing Grade II Listed building.
With a maximum capacity of 300 guests and exclusive use of the house, Two Temple Place offers a perfect opportunity to create a truly spectacular and bespoke event, with a host of options available depending on numbers and preferences. The versatile space offers large and elegant rooms with unique Victorian detailing. . Every room tells its own fascinating story and is overflowing with glorious architectural features. As an exclusive hire venue, guests are free to soak up the jaw-dropping interiors at their leisure in an experience they will always remember. The mansion provides a fantastic setting for weddings and has three licensed ceremony rooms.
Two Temple Place is also a unique location for both filming and photography, with very few filming hire restrictions. Available for exclusive hire seven days a week, the house is the perfect setting for corporate product launches and film shoots. Previous productions filmed at the mansion include Downton Abbey, The Crown, The Royals and Mr Selfridge, amongst many others.
Once Lord Astor’s private office, the palatial Great Hall is overlooked by cheeky cherubs, magnificent stained glass windows and stunning wood carvings, all of which are gloriously framed within the majestic hammer beam ceiling. Views of the River Thames skyline add a wonderful final touch to an unparalleled, stunning experience.
Conference sessions can be set up in the grandeur of the Lower Gallery on the ground floor of the house, spilling into Lord Astor’s Private Library and wood-panelled boardrooms for breakout spaces. The Lower Gallery can also be used to dance the night away to a DJ or live band, with a late licence until 4am available on request. Please note that a dance floor must be hired to protect the original flooring.
A favourite talking point for guests, the Upper Gallery overlooks the grand oak and mahogany staircase, which is flanked by The Three Musketeers. From here, guests can also marvel at the spectacular stained glass ceiling that crowns the staircase.
The beautiful garden forecourt, which acts as a suntrap in the summer months is the perfect setting for hosting external events, including summer refreshments in fine weather.
The nearest tube station to Two Temple Place is Temple, which is less than two minutes’ walk from the venue on the District and Circle Line. Nearby railway stations are Blackfriars (610m), Waterloo (895m) and Charing Cross (920m).