Tucked away on Embankment and overlooking the Thames, Two Temple Place is one of London’s hidden gems - an extraordinary late Victorian mansion built for William Waldorf Astor. Astor inherited a hundred million dollars in 1890 and became the richest man in the US, then almost immediately emigrated to the UK. He wanted a home away from home for his family to feel safe, as well as somewhere to show off his substantial collection of artwork, musical instruments and books.Completed in 1895, the venue is a neo-gothic mansion that combines the feel of a spectacular London mansion and an intimate private home. The architect, John Loughborough Pearson is known as the founder of Modern Gothic Architecture. As grand as this building is, there is still an essence of home with help from the grand oak staircase and mahogany panelling.The spaces at Two Temple Place work well together or as standalone rooms. What was once William’s private library is best suited for an intimate drinks reception, and your guests will be thoroughly entertained as they explore the secret champagne safe and intricate carvings leading into the Great Hall. The Great Hall is a prestigious room in itself, full of considerable elegance and character, which can be adapted to accommodate the most lavish of events. Should you want to dance the night away, the Lower Gallery is an ideal space, with a late licence until 4am available on request. To discover more about the charming space at Two Temple Place, visit the website or contact our sales team to find out more.