To the north of the Royal Courts of Justice is the Temple an area in London close to the Temple Church. It is one of the main notable legal districts of the capital. The Temple area contains the Inner Temple and Middle Temple which are two of the Inns of Court. The 12th century name recorded was Novum Temple which means ‘New Temple’ named from a house belonging to the Knights of Templar. The name is shares with Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Temple Church and Temple Bar. It consists of barrister’s chambers, solicitors’ offices, notable legal institutions such as employment Appeal Tribunal.
Originally being the precinct of Knights Templar whose Temple church was named in honor of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem. The pope granted their possessions to the Knights of Hospitaller upon their dissolution where King Edward II ignored the claims to the Knights of Hospitaller and divide the Temple into Inner Temple and Outer Temple. The rightful claim was given back to the Knights of Hospitaller in 1324 but yet gain to another King Edward II favorite called Hugh le Despencer. On Hugh’s death n 1326 the Inner Temple was passed onto the first Mayor of London then to William de Langford in 1333 for a ten year lease.
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There was a petition in 1137 by the Knights towards the king to rectify the grant to a layman. As a result the Inner Temple was divided between the consecrated land to the east and unconsecrated land in the west. Hence the eastern land was called the Inner Temple and the western land the Middle Temple namely. Langford continued to hold the Middle Temple for a reduced rent. The area of the Temple was increased due to the Victoria Embankment when the River Thames was embanked. The original bank of the river can be seen in a drop in ground level from the Inner Temple Gardens or the stairs at the bottom of Essex Street. The core of the district is found in the City Of London and consists of two Inns of Court: Inner Temple (eastern part) and Middle Temple (western part). Both the Inns each have their own dining halls, gardens and libraries and administrative offices all located in their part of the temple. A majority of the land is taken over by buildings called chambers where the barristers practice. Many of the chambers were used as residential quarters for the barristers until the 20th century until a shortage of space for professional purposes limited the residential quarters to the top floors where it was occupied by senior most barristers. Another building to visit while at the Tempe is the 19thcentury building called Old The Outer Temple situated between Essex Court and Strand which is just on the outside of the Middle Temple.
Just like Holland Park giving its name to the Holland Park tube station and Hyde Park giving name to the Hyde Park corner tube station; Temple gives it name to the Temple tube station. Holiday Lets London recommends visiting the Holland Park and Hyde Park which are two interesting attractions sites of London harboring its own stories. While browsing our high specification London holiday studio visit What’s In on London to enlighten yourself on these other attraction sites that Holiday Lets London Flats for rent near Tower Bridge London states that could make your visit to London worthwhile. Also while at the Temple tube station visit the Temple Pier on the Victoria Embankment.
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