2 King's Bench Walk

2 King's Bench Walk is a Grade I listed building that houses barristers' chambers in the Inner Temple, Central London. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in about 1680, after the Great Fire of 1666.

The building was fortunate to have survived World War II, and remains as an important example of a well-proportioned seventeenth century townhouse. The corner position provides for a number of spacious dual-aspect rooms with views towards the River Thames. One of the rooms on the first floor contains a beautiful carved wooden mantelpiece together with wall panelling. The top floor continues to be used as a residence.

There are two sets of Barristers' Chambers at 2 King's Bench Walk. The ground floor houses a Western Circuit set, and the first floor is the set formerly headed by Lord Campbell of Alloway QC ERD, a Conservative peer who during the 1980s helped draft legislation concerning the governance of trade unions, and who spent a number of years as a prisoner in Colditz.

External links

* [http://www.2kbw.co.uk/ Barristers Chambers website at 2 Kings Bench Walk]
* [http://www.2kbw.com/ Chambers website]
* [http://www.innertemplelibrary.org.uk/temple-history/inner-temple-history-the-buildings-kings-bench-walk.htm/ Inner Temple Library]


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