The Knights Templar pub on Chancery Lane in London is near where I work and I was there last night. It’s actually situated in between where the original Templar preceptory was (near Chancery Lane tube station under a modern edifice called Southampton Buildings) and the ‘new’ Templar church built in the late 12th century (nearer the river Thames and still standing – featured in The Da Vinci Code). Chancery Lane is very much the ancient centre of London’s legal community with medieval buildings nearby – including one where Sir Thomas More – Chancellor of England and executed by Henry VIII – was based. Here are some more images of the pub.
Published by Tony McMahon
Broadcaster and award short-listed author. Appearances on the History Channel and UKTV talking about the Knights Templar and other popular history topics. Former BBC producer and communications consultant to the UK government. Second edition of The Battle for British Islam (Saqi Books) out in June 2018. View all posts by Tony McMahon