We’ve mentioned Two Temple Place before. It has an erratic opening schedule, and as before it’s currently open for an art exhibition – Cornish fishing paintings from 1880 – 1930. And, as before, it’s worth going just to have a look at the crib. A grand and elaborate late Victorian mansion house built in 1895, with a Portland Stone exterior and an abundance of ornate wood inside. If you enjoyed the nearby Belgium House during the Olympics, then you’ll want to see Temple Place.
There’s a tea room from the same people who run the acclaimed cafe at the Chelsea Physic Garden, but if it’s not too cold we prefer the uniquely London experience of buying a roll and a cup of tea from the hatch of the green cabbies’ shelter outside, and consuming it on a bench on a bench atop Temple tube station, overlooking the Thames.
Two Temple Place, WC2. Exhibition until 14th April, Free