At a glance
Explore the history and secrets behind the London Templars and the Inns of Courts, through secret gardens and alleys
Enter hidden chapels and galleries whilst listening to engaging anecdotes and enchanting music
See the settings of some renowned movies from the Da Vinci Code to Sherlock Holmes to Bridget Jones
About our Secrets of London’s Templars Walk
A hidden world right in the heart of London, our Secrets of London’s Templars experience is a truly immersive alternative walk that explores what was once the stronghold of the Knights Templars, in an intricate and engaging itinerary. Ideal for lovers of history, architecture and secret routes, you will discover a completely new world tucked away from Holborn’s busy roads and commercial high street. “Who enters here leaves noise behind” Charles Dickens used to say. Beautiful gardens, miniature courtyards and graceful Gothic and Victorian buildings make this tour a unique and authentic gem that is out of the radar of most touristy routes.
From the Knights Templars to Legal London join this unique experience to learn about the history of one of the strongest medieval orders, who used to protect pilgrims all around the world and established their stronghold right here in the heart of London. See the places where they used to live in London and how they have now turned into a quiet area home to Legal London.
Movies and Music
Thanks to its beautiful architecture, vaults and time-locked lanes and squares, the Temples have been used as settings by many movie companies, amongst which The Da Vinci Code, Bridget Jones, Sherlock Holmes and Mission Impossible. We will be discover to the relaxing sounds of some renowned classical soundtracks that will make you feel in a completely different era and world.
From hidden chapels, to beautiful gardens, to secret vaults, get ready to explore this area inside out whilst listening to intriguing stories and anecdotes associated to legal London, including the Court of Justice and the many barristers and lawyers that live and work in the area. We will be uncovering secrets of Lincoln’s Inn, the Inner Temple and Middle Temple.
Explore London’s Templars and history
See the setting of famous movies, from the Da Vinci Code, to Sherlock Holmes to Bridget Jones
Learn more about Bloomsbury, its past and present
Listen to the best music linked to the area
Make the most of everything you can see thanks to our dynamic walk
“How to walk” introduction
Dynamic guided tour
On-the-go music discovery session
Follow-up email with playlist and professional pictures
Food and drinks
GROUP SIZE: Small groups of up to 6 people
DURATION: 2.5 hours (duration may change according to the pace of the group)
RECOMMENDED DRESS CODE: Comfortable clothes and shoes, anorak (in case of rain) and no heavy backpacks or bags.
MEETING POINT: Holborn Station, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA
END POINT: Holborn Station, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA
FREE CANCELLATION up to 3 days prior to the tour
I did the Holborn Lunch Escape and was really surprised as to how much I learnt! As someone who has worked in Holborn for 6 years and walks miles everyday, I thought it would just be a bit of fun - but I learned so much about the area and how to walk to get an all over work out! Would totally recommend to anyone thinking about it. 5 stars!!
Emma - TripAdvisor *****
Went on an awesome lunch escape where we were taken round Legal London on a tour whilst combining exercise interpreted with Savio giving us some well researched information on what we were seeing. it was a really innovative and enjoyable experience and I thoroughly recommend it.
Mark - TripAdvisor *****