The Temple Church is a late-12th-century church in London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built for and by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters.
The church was featured in the popular novel The Da Vinci Code by American author Dan Brown and was also used as a location in The Da Vinci Code film.
Temple Church is famous for its effigy tombs and for being a round church.
Among other purposes, the structure was originally used for Templar initiation ceremonies. In England, the ceremony involved new recruits entering the Temple via the western door at dawn. The initiates would enter the circular nave, and then take monastic vows of piety, chastity, poverty and obedience.
St Paul's Cathedral is a Church of England cathedral dedicated to Paul the Apostle. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London, and is the seat of the Bishop of London and the mother church of the Diocese of London.
The present building dates from the 17th century and was designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It is generally reckoned to be London's fifth St Paul's Cathedral, all having been built on the same site since AD 604.
London Wall was the defensive wall first built by the Romans around Londinium. The wall appears to have been built in the late 2nd or early 3rd century.
One of the largest and most readily accessed fragments of the wall stands just outside Tower Hill tube station.
Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London, is a historic castle on the north bank of the River Thames in central London, England.
The Tower with the River Thames and Tower Bridge in the background.
Salt Tower in the Tower of London.
Near Bell Tower in the Tower of London.
All Hallows-by-the-Tower, also previously dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, is an ancient Anglican church located in Byward Street in the City of London, overlooking the Tower of London. All Hallows-by-the-Tower was first established in 675; it was badly damaged by a nearby explosion in 1650, which demolished its west tower, and only narrowly survived the Great Fire of London in 1666.
All Hallows-by-the-Tower church was built on the site of a former Roman building, traces of which have been discovered in the crypt.
Roman Pavement in All Hallows-by-the-Tower.
London's Chinatown, located in the Soho area of the City of Westminster.