The Savoy to the Temple, London Location map
 
  Photograph of Savoy Way, London, England   The Savoy to the Temple.

At the end of Savoy Buildings (Fountain Court) is Savoy Way, which as you can see here, goes under part of the Savoy Hotel with its distinctive bow window. When reaching Savoy Way turn left away from the under-pass.

At the end of Savoy Way turn left into Savoy Hill and follow the bend as it curves round to the right. You will soon spot the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy.

 

 

 

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  Photograph of the Medieval Savoy Chapel, London, England   The Savoy to the Temple.

The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy is a Royal Peculiar which means that it is not under the jurisdiction of a bishop but under that of the reigning monarch.

Building of the present chapel started in 1490 and is open to visitors on some days. If you want to look inside check opening times before you go.

Continue past the chapel into Savoy Street then turn left (north) up to the Strand. Turn right onto the Strand.

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  Photograph of Somerset House, Strand, London, England   Strand area.

Walking a short distance eastwards along the Strand and crossing Lancaster Place you will soon see the entrance to Somerset House - home to the Courtauld Institute,

Somerset House is an imposing neo-classical building between the Strand and the River Thames. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard.

Building started in 1776 and wasn't finished until 1801 and has been used by various government departments until recently. It is now described as 'An inspiring space for art, culture and creative exchange' whatever that means.

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  Photograph of King's College, Strand, London, England   The Savoy to the Temple.

Walking through the entrance at the far end of the courtyard and out of the opposite side will bring you to a riverside terrace. Turning left along the terrace will bring you to this rather imposing archway which is part of King's College, London University.

Passing through the arch into the courtyard and continuing on will bring you back to the Strand where you should turn right (east).

 

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  Photograph of the Strand, London, England   Strand area.

Opposite the exit of King's College courtyard is St. Mary-le-Strand Church, built in the early 18th century, seen here with the spire of St. Clement Danes Church beyond it in the distance. Both of these churches stand in the middle of the Strand with traffic flowing either side.

 

 

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