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Resting Place of the Knight's Templar

Temple Church, Inner Temple, Fleet Street, EC4Y
After escaping from the police at Biggin Hill, they speed towards Fleet Street in Teabing’s limousine in search of a knight’s tomb they believe to contain the Holy Grail. They think the crypt is located in Temple Church, in the grounds of the Inner Temple – one of London’s great medieval Inns of Court. Sandwiched between the Thames and Fleet Street, the Inner Temple’s church and gardens are open for visitors.
 
Built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar - a congregation of warrior priests who were sworn to protect pilgrims on their way to and from Jerusalem – the building is unusual for its original round layout, rather than the customary cross (the chancel was added later). It was built in the image of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem – the destination of pilgrims in the Holy Land. The novel suggests that crusaders discovered evidence of descendents of Jesus after they conquered Jerusalem in 1099, setting up the Knights Templar to guard the secret.
 
On the floor of the round part of the church lie the effigies of ten knights, which are heroes erroneously believe to be tombs. They are interrupted at gunpoint by the albino Silas, but when Langdon threatens to throw the keystone to the ground – Rémy, Teabing’s butler, reveals himself, also toting a pistol...
 
 

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The Da Vinci Code

The Madonna of the Rocks

The Madonna of the Rocks

When her estranged grandfather is discovered murdered in the Louvre in Paris, Sophie Neveu is pushed together with Harvard religio...

The Madonna of the Rocks
 
 
 
Biggin Hill Airport

Biggin Hill Airport

On the run from the French police, headed by stubborn detective Bezu Fache, the heroic double-act arrives in the UK aboard the pri...

Biggin Hill Airport
 
 
 
King's College Library

King's College Library

With the keystone and Teabing in Rémy’s clutches, Robert and Sophie rush from Temple Church via Temple Underground station to the ...

King's College Library
 
 
 
Horse Guards Parade

Horse Guards Parade

Throughout the tale, Silas and Remy have been receiving phone calls from a shadowy figure known only as 'the Teacher'. While ...

Horse Guards Parade
 
 
Opus Dei Headquarters

Opus Dei Headquarters

Under the malevolent influence of the Teacher, Silas - the murderous albino monk - seeks refuge in the London headquarters of the ...

Opus Dei Headquarters
 
 
 
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey does not welcome ‘Da Vinci Code’ tours, so you’ll have to follow that last part of the London trail alone with t...

Westminster Abbey
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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