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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

With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well as being available to hire, Two Temple Place also hosts an annual exhibition between January and April, showcasing objects from museums outside of London to raise awareness of collections being shown throughout the UK. More about Two Temple Place

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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £195  38% 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 £149  33% 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
     
     
     
    Mondrian London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £99  28% off
    20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
    London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
     
     
     
     
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Discoveries
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    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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    The Painkiller
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 13 minutes from Discoveries
    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More
     
     
     
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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, Holborn, London WC2R | Same location as Discoveries
    With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... 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, Temple, 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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Discoveries
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Discoveries
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    Career Energy
    London > Education > Career 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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    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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    Bernie Spain Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
    Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
     
     
     
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    Agua Bathhouse and Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
    Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
     
     
     
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    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
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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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    Dandelyan
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Discoveries
    A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
     
     
     
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    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Discoveries.
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    Two Temple Place
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | Same location as Discoveries
    With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
     
     
     
    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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    Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Discoveries
    Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
     
     
     
     

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    Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

     
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    Dr Johnson's House 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and ...More

    Michael Billington: Author's Event
    Exhibitions | On 4th September 2015 

    National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    Benedict Nightingale chairs a discussion of the theatre critics choice of 101 greatest plays....More

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    Theatre | Until 4th November 2015 

    National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    The latest collaboration between Headlong and the National, following the acclaimed 'Earthquakes in London' and 'The Effect', People, Places and ...More

     
    Three Days in the Country
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    Theatre | Until 21st October 2015 

    National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    John Simm leads the cast of the National Theatre's production of Three Days in the Country, adpated for the London ...More

     
    The Red Lion
    The Red Lion
    Theatre | Until 30th September 2015 

    National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    Patrick Marber returns to the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer's Choice and Closer, to premiere ...More

     
    The Play That Goes Wrong
    The Play That Goes Wrong
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Duchess Theatre 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

     
    Friday Folies Bergere
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015 

    CellarDoor 6 minutes walk from Two Temple Place

    Cabaret and burlesque courtesy of Femmes Fatales and Pete the piano player....More

     
     
     
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