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The Library is first mentioned in the Inn's records in 1506. Since then there have been a number of Library buildings which have met a variety of fates. One was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666, another was blown up in 1679 to prevent a fire spreading from Middle Temple and a third was destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1941, although by that time many of the books had been, albeit belatedly, removed to safety.

The present Library, designed by T.W. Sutcliffe, was constructed after the war and did not reopen until 1958. It is built over two floors, with ten rooms of various sizes on the main floor and a second floor which consists of two galleries, three further rooms and staff offices. The Library interior is very traditional in style with oak panelled rooms, chandeliers and very high shelves.
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  • Go Church towards the River Thames slightly by the Templar enters the Templars over 10000 sqm garden. Wide lawns surrounded by manicured show beds. Very beautiful old trees. An oasis of calm. ! Towards the Thames, there is no output.
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  • We strolled through, both from the Fleet Street entrance to the Embankment, and in reverse. Both routes most pleasant and tranquil. Many law chambers are to be seen, as it is one of the Four Inns of C...  more »
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  • Lovely place to relax and read. But members only.
  • very bad coffee. no cakes. no monster energy in stock . lots of talk of mithra and baphomet and eyes wide shut orgys. lots of talk about the latest jaguar .didnt wash my civic.
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