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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 27TH APRIL 2014

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Two Temple Place, 2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R 3BD 
 
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Dates:
31st January 2014 until 27th April 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Monday 10:00 to 16:30; Tuesday closed; Wednesday 10:00 to 21:00; Thursday 10:00 to 16:30; Friday 10:00 to 16:30; Saturday 10:00 to 16:30; Sunday 11:00 to 16:30
 
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DiscoveriesDiscoveries at Two Temple Place showcases key objects from all eight museums at the University of Cambridge, spanning millennia and disciplines. It features valuable artworks alongside rare scientific, anthropological zoological specimens, covering objects like Charles Darwins recently re-discovered Tinamou Egg, the only surviving egg from the HMS Beagle voyage, accidentally cracked by Darwin himself. The exhibition takes place at Two Temple Place, offering visitors a rare chance to glimpse the stunning interior of one of London's most remarkable hidden treasures.

 

About Two Temple Place

One of the most stunning interiors in London can be viewed in part between January and April, when Two Temple Place opens for its annual exhibition, usually showcasing objects from out-of-London museums. The house was built in the 1890s by one of the richest men in the world and contains stunning interior decoration in wood and marble, as well as extravagant carvings and richly decorated screens. More about Two Temple Place

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City Thameslink Station
 
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Near Discoveries
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  38% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 4 minutes from Discoveries
Amazing brand new hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £191  23% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Discoveries
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  41% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 6 minutes from Discoveries
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes from Discoveries
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 11 minutes from Discoveries
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 13 minutes from Discoveries
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
 
 
 
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Near Discoveries
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Discoveries
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Discoveries
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 6 minutes from Discoveries
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Discoveries
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | Same location as Discoveries
One of the most stunning interiors in London can be viewed in part between January and April, when Two Temple Place opens for its annual exhibition, ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Discoveries
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Discoveries
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Discoveries
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Discoveries
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Discoveries
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
215 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Discoveries
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Caffe Nero
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
181 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Discoveries
Nero is probably the best of the Capital’s coffee shop chains. Offers a wide range of authentic Italian coffee in a pleasant relaxed environment. Snacks include ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square at the Wig & Pen
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
229 - 230 Strand, Aldwych, , Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Discoveries
Formally the famous Wig and Pen Club, this branch of Thai Square occupies a building that's supposedly the only one on the Strand to have survived ... More
 
 
 
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Near Discoveries
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 8 minutes from Discoveries
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Discoveries
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 14 minutes from Discoveries
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 6 minutes from Discoveries
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Discoveries
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 9 minutes from Discoveries
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Discoveries

The best pubs near London Discoveries.
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Discoveries
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 5 minutes from Discoveries
... More
 
 
 
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 6 minutes from Discoveries
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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Discoveries clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Discoveries
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 7 minutes from Discoveries
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Discoveries

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Discoveries.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | Same location as Discoveries
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Discoveries
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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The Royal Courts of Justice
London > Business > Venue Hire
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from Discoveries
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The Courtauld Gallery 4 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

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The Courtauld Gallery 4 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

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Exhibitions | Until 5th October 2014 

Somerset House 4 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

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Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery 4 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

A special display of 11 early 20th-century Russian avant-garde paintings marking the importance of the Jack of Diamonds group, founded ...More

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Exhibitions | On 23rd September 2014 

London School Of Economics 5 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

A discussion of the African economy....More

South Africa's Democracy: Mandela's 'Cherished Ideal': Lecture
Exhibitions | On 23rd September 2014 

London School Of Economics 5 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

Moeletsi Mbeki talks about democracy in South Africa....More

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Theatre | Until 6th September 2014 

Aldwych Theatre 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

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