Supporting Education

Promoting architecture in the Square Mile to a wide public through a regular programme of talks and tours. A key focus of the Trust’s work is supporting greater diversity in the architectural profession.

Talks & Events

The Trust will host a regular programme of talks about architecture in the City aimed at a general audience and young people. These will include regular talks at the weekends for people visiting the Cathedral, as well as lectures during the week and schools’ visits. With the City annually attracting 6.59 million visitors with 1.5 million people visiting St Paul’s Cathedral, Temple Bar can once again become the ‘Gateway to the City’ by introducing visitors to its architectural heritage, to the Wren Churches and the Livery Halls, as well as its modern architecture.


City Guides are the Official Guides to the City of London. The Association was founded in 1983 to promote and maintain a high standard of guiding in, and lecturing about, the City of London.


The Trust will offer discounted space to learning managers in the City and work with the City Centre Learning Programme youth course to provide workshops for local school children. It will encourage schoolchildren from diverse communities to learn more about architecture and construction as a career and it will support students by lectures and architectural events through their architectural courses. 

Available Spaces

The Wren Room

Capacity: 34-50

The modern first floor accommodation in Paternoster Lodge, with is three tall windows also gives a splendid view of St Paul’s Cathedral. This space can be  used flexibly and can comfortably seat 34 in a meeting format or up to 50 in a lecture arrangement. 

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Temple Bar

Capacity: 16 people

The historic room above Temple Bar, which can dine up to 16 people around a single table with great views of St Paul’s Cathedral. This space is adaptable for private and corporate fine dining as well as meetings and small receptions in what is a unique space in a unique location.

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