Regrettably our graduation venue has cancelled all events taking place between November 2020 – January 2021 due to uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic. We are currently reviewing other options including the potential for online ceremonies. Further updates and information will be provided here in due course.

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Venue & Event Details

When: To be confirmed

Where: To be confirmed

Duration: The graduation ceremony will last approx. 90 minutes, followed by an optional celebratory drinks reception.   

Arden university graduation venue interior Middle Temple London

The Venue

Our 2020, Arden University graduation ceremonies will take place at Middle Temple in central London. 

The historic Middle Temple is one of the four ancient Inns of Court. It has been the traditional home of legal professionals since it was built in the 16th century and it remains largely unchanged to this day, having survived the Great Fire of London and the bombing during World War II. It still boasts original Tudor features, such as the magnificent double hammer beam roof.

Although set within the heart of London, near to Covent Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral and the River Thames, Middle Temple also offers an escape from the hustle and bustle, with its peaceful grounds and impressive architecture, conjuring an atmosphere of tranquillity and occasion.

Middle Temple has a long tradition of hosting celebrations and great events, and was even the site of the first performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night back in 1602.

This impressive venue, with its historical architecture and grand atmosphere, is the perfect setting for celebrating your academic achievements with your friends and family. 

Arden University graduation venue Middle Temple Hall London

Middle Temple Hall

Middle Temple Lane,

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London bus near Parliament

Getting there - Public Transport

London Underground:

  • Temple Underground Station: served by the District and Circle lines: approx. 3 min walk 
  • Blackfriars Underground Station: served by the District and Circle lines: approx. 7 min walk

Mainline Train 

  • Blackfriars Railway Station and City Thameslink Station are within 10-15 minutes’ walking distance. 
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo, Victoria, King’s Cross and Euston stations are all within 7 stops on the Underground from Temple station. 


  • Buses 11, 168, 243, 26, 59, 6, 9. Alight at the stop -  Royal Courts of Justice in Strand (or the closest to), which is approx. 5-min walk from Middle Temple. 
  • There are bus stops on Fleet Street. For buses heading west, stay on Middle Temple side of Fleet Street and the Strand. For buses heading east, cross the northern side of Fleet Street. 

This app can be helpful in navigating public transport on your way to Middle Temple Hall. 

Car over London bridge

Getting There - By Car

The only vehicle entrance to Middle Temple is via Tudor Street, which is manned 24 hours a day.

Between the hours of 7.00am and 8.30pm on weekdays, all vehicles must enter via Tudor Street and leave via Embankment. 

The Tudor Street postcode to use for satellite navigation is ECFY 0AY. 


The nearest car park is: 
Bouverie Street Car Park 
11-15 Bouverie Street 

RingGo App 2858 

NCP car park sign

Nearest 24-hour NCP car parks:

NCP London Covent Garden 
Covent Garden 
Parker Street 
Parker Mews


NCP London Shaftesbury Avenue 
Selkirk House 
Museum Street 

Z Hotel City entrance

Where to stay

Based in the heart of central London, Middle Temple is surrounded by a range of wonderful places to stay. The following represent a selection of hotels situated within ½ mile of Middle Temple: 

The Z Hotel City
When booking online please use the code ZMEMBERS to receive a 7.5% discount off the market price of the room.

3* Hotels
Premier Inn London Blackfriars (Fleet Street) Hotel 

4* Hotels
Club Quarters Hotel, Lincoln’s Inn Fields 

Crown Plaza London – The City 

Apex Temple Court Hotel 

5* Hotels
The Savoy 

Rosewood London 


Wine bar interior

Continue the party...

There are a wide range of bars and restaurants near to Middle Temple – perfect for you to continue your celebrations with family and friends! Here are a few suggestions:  


Daly’s Wine Bar 
Long established and much-loved wine bar which boasts a large selection of international wines, but also has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Perfect for a celebratory drink following the ceremony. It also serves food and is suitable for vegetarians. 

Cheshire Cheese 
A very traditional English pub with timber beams and open fires. The current building dates from 1926 but there has been a pub on the site since the 18th Century. Wide range of cask ales and an extensive wine list is available.

Gordon’s Wine Bar
London’s oldest wine bar, established in 1890, with vaulted cellars and candle light with original Dickensian-style interior. Also offers cheese boards and meat and sharing platters. 

Restaurant interior


The George on the Strand & the Pig and Goose Restaurant 
Popular bar which has now created an elegant and sophisticated restaurant – The Pig and Goose – on the first floor.

The Yacht 
A riverside restaurant which offers elegant, modern European cuisine in a unique setting aboard a yacht with panoramic views of the River Thames and Southbank landmarks. 

Tempio Bar and Restaurant 
Small family run bar and restaurant which has been serving an excellent range of Italian food since 1999. 

Sushi Hiroba 
Japanese restaurant with a conveyer belt of fresh sushi and a lengthy classic menu of cooked dishes. 

Vanilla Black 
Modern restaurant, open since 2004, which serves gourmet vegetarian dishes in an Art Deco-inspired dining room.