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Are you looking for an evening out that's truly unique? We've created a perfectly enchanting evening, with style, elegance, mystery, and delicious cuisine. A century-old Greek Masonic Temple is the setting for this exclusive evening of dining, wine, and storytelling.
Concealed by heavy, studded doors, and accessed via a winding staircase and a spacious mahogany-paneled anteroom, this Grecian-style temple is perhaps Andaz Liverpool Street’s best-kept secret. The century-old room was considered one of the grandest Masonic temples of its time, as its marble columns and splendid zodiac ceiling testify. The space features rare marble set in three different types around the room offset by both Doric and Ionic columns. A huge round zodiac sign sits on the ceiling and above the thrones is the Latin phrase "Avdi Veda Tace", meaning "to hear, to see, to keep silent".
As you step into the temple foyer, you'll be greeted by your hosts, who'll serve you a welcome drink as you take in your surroundings. This is unlike any restaurant in London. You'll be escorted into the dining room, which gleams with 12 types of Italian marble. Here you'll sit in a grandiose mahogany chair and be served a sumptuous three-course dinner, with unlimited wine. Before you dine you'll enjoy the tales of a storyteller, who will introduce the temple's mysterious history, along with a few secret stories about the venue. Then, after dinner, you'll move to the cool Champagne Lounge, where you'll enjoy a signature cocktail as a nightcap!
This is a delectable meal in a charming venue that's unlike anything you've ever experienced in London dining. Discover the delicious secrets of the temple!learn more
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At one of London's coolest murder mystery parties, you'll be in a Greek Masonic Temple with Grade II listed marbles. It's quite a sight to behold. It was built in 1912 by Charles Barry junior, the son of Charles Barry, the architect who was responsible for the Houses of Parliament. The building cost £50,000 at the time, which is the equivalent of £4 million today.
There are 12 types of marble inside the Masonic Temple, all of which are from Italy. There are also grandiose throne-like chairs made of heavy mahogany. When the hotel was sold for refurbishment it was so run-down that the previous owners never discovered the temple, as it was boarded behind a fake wall!
There is a macabre aspect to the building. Many believe Jack the Ripper was a Mason, and if so, attended this temple, as it is closest to his hunting ground. Hopefully he won't show up on the night!