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Middle Temple Hall, London

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The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, commonly known simply as Middle Temple, is one of the four Inns of Court exclusively entitled to call their members to the English Bar as barristers, the others being the Inner Temple, Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. It is located in the wider Temple area of London, near the Royal Courts of Justice, and within the City of London.
In the 13th century, the Inns of Court originated as hostels and schools for student lawyers. The Middle Temple is the western part of "The Temple", the headquarters of the Knights Templar until they were dissolved in 1312. The Temple Church still stands as a "peculiar" (extra-diocesan) church of the Inner and Middle Temples.
The Inns stopped being responsible for legal education in 1852, although they continue to provide training in areas such as advocacy and ethics for students, pupil barristers and newly qualified barristers. Most of the Inn is occupied by barristers' offices, known as chambers. One of the Middle Temple's main functions now is to provide education and support for new members to the profession. This is done through advocacy training, the provision of scholarships (over £1 million in 2011), subsidised accommodation both in the Temple and in Clapham, and by providing events where junior members may meet senior colleagues for help and advice.
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  • If you ever come to London for the day and want to have a wonderful, three course lunch at a risible price - about £25 - and in an Elizabethan hall finally opened by Elizabeth l - please book on line ...  more »
  • My wife, two friends and I had a wonderful lunch at the hall yesterday. Three of us had the lamb and it was fantastic. My wife had the chicken and she enjoyed it very much. Dessert was also excellent.  more »
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  • I go for lunch at least once a week as I'm a barrister (albeit non practising). Food is generous, good quality and tasty. Excellent salad selection with cold meats and daily hot meat and vegetarian options. Excellent value for money too.
  • Really interesting insight into the history and life if barristers, with some really great historical artefacts. Well worth a visit. Get a guide!
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