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The Knights Templar

A pub located on a street originally built in the 12th century. If this isn't history, what is?

This pub is closed permanently. Your nearest Wetherspoon pubs: Penderel’s Oak, Holborn and Shakespeares Head, Holborn

This pub is the former Union Bank, and takes its name from the order of Warrior Knights across whose land Chancery Lane was built in the 12th century. It is named after an ancient order of Warrior Monks – The Knights Templar which features heavily in The Da Vinci Code. If you look really carefully, during the scene featuring Middle Temple Church, you may spot this pub.

A framed illustration captioned Mounted Templar Attacking.

A framed illustration captioned Effigies of Knight Templars.

A framed illustration of a coat of arms.

A framed illustration captioned The court of Chancery, Lord Eldon Presiding, 1814.

A framed portrait of Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634) Barrister of the Inner Temple.

A framed artwork depicting A Knight Templar.

A framed painting of an historical battle.

A framed artwork depicting two knights on horseback.

A framed painting of knights riding to battle.

A three-dimensional depiction, forged from metal, of knights in battle.

A view of the pub’s ceiling, featuring various artworks and some of the building’s many decorative pillars.

Knight inspired displayed on the ceiling of the pub.

A view of the interior of the pub, including the bar in the background and one of the many chandeliers in the foreground.

A plaque displayed above the main entrance to the pub, paying homage to the building’s former purpose – The Union Bank of London Limited.

External photograph of the building – main entrance.

Extract from Wetherspoon News Winter 2018.

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