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mini palace

it is located off fleet street in a side road. this is like a mini palace and this was how the rich... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
jeff1955malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How the wealthy used to live

Two Temple Place has had several owners since it was originally built for the immensely wealthy... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I have always been interested in jazz but have never been to an exhibition that covered jazz in art. It was extremely well curated with plenty of instruments, old films, paintings depicting jazz, old records, photos, ceramics, fabrics, etc. The focus was very much about jazz in the UK.

Two Temple Place is a beautiful building and seemed just right for the subject matter. When I attended it was very busy which is good as this is not a well known gallery and jazz is a bit of a minority interest.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MYDOGISFINN
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Two Temple Place is an interesting small free gallery by Temple tube station on the Embankment. The Jazz exhibition was well displayed and enjoyable. The building itself is quite stunning. Last admission is 4pm during the week.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CatrionaJC
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went today to the Jazz exhibition but really just to see the architecture. The building is only open at exhibition times and is well worth a visit it was built in Victorian times in an Elizabethan gothic style and is beautiful. The cafe is good and quite reasonably priced . Well worth a visit and the actual exhibition was interesting too

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Willie_Bucket
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Two Temple Place just does 1 art exhibition a year but its choice of subjects is always original, stimulating and very Britlsh. Well, actually, the current exhibition is American/British but previous years have been on the wonderful artists from Sussex - Gill, Ravilious, Bawden, Roland Penrose etc -, Cornish artists which I annoyingly missed through diary management incompetence, and before that, William Morris.

The free exhibition on the Jazz Age mainly focuses on the 1920s and 30s in Britain and includes some film footage of the time, lots of information on the artists and the attitudes of the time, some beautiful posters, paintings, post cards, ceramics and fabrics influenced by the shock of the jazz age and nostalgia provoking radio sets,78 rpm records and cigarette packet cards. Photos of some of the dance venues are also thought provoking - I wondered how many still exist.

It's a must see though it would have been nice to have had more on the broader context of the time - the literature and other cultural changes.

The venue is itself worth the visit and there is a small cafe for snacks.

Get there soon (the exhibition ends on 22 April) and watch out for their next one!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 81Caroline
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

A really brilliant exhibition space and a very interesting historic building once owned by the Jacob Astor family.It has been restored in recent years open Jan -April .It still has marvellous oak panelling , a great staircase , and two of the most beautiful C19th stained glass windows in London .The current exhibition until the 22nd April on Jazz and its influence in Britain in the 1920s and 30s.has some wonderful paintings, ceramics by Carlton Ware / Shelley ,stylish flapper dancing shoes , Banjos and other musical instruments and their sounds . it’s a great Free exhibition .I really recommend it to everyone . it has a lovely small cafe too and a lift to get upstairs for those who need it. Staffed by friendly volunteers .It also takes part in open london later in the year.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank dornfordyates
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