two temple place

worth going to have a look at just for the extravagant interior – two temple place was originally built by William Waldorf Astor in the late 1800’s as his office – as Astor was incredibly rich there was no expense in building the architectural gem.   its only open when they have exhibitions and at the moment there is an exhibition of the personal collections from the rich lancashire cotton traders – apparently these business men acquired so much wealth that they personally collected anything from ancient coins,  early manuscripts to watercolours by Turner.   once they died, they bequeathed their collections to the local museums. its free entry and there is a little cafe there selling cakes and sandwiches.

2 temple place
2 temple place

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