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Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us with any queries, please read the list of frequently asked questions below:

Middle Temple online account

How do I create a Middle Temple Online Account?

You can create an online Middle Temple account easily by following the link below:

You will then be asked to fill out some personal details, including your Middle Temple Membership Number, (please ring or email the Membership Office on 020 7427 6385 or if you are not sure what this is), after which an email will be sent to you asking you to create a password.

Once you have created an account, you will be able to purchase tickets online for events at the Inn, book lodgings, and control which information you would like to hear from us.

How do I reset my password?

You can request a password reset email by clicking on the link below:

Please open the email and click on the link which will allow you to login to your user account and re-set your password. Please do check your Spam or Junk email folders if your email does not arrive within a few minutes, as it may go there.

I tried to reset my password, but I haven’t received the link

If you have not received a password reset link please contact

Membership Enquiries

How do I join the Inn?

Visit our joining the Inn page to find out more.

How do I get a copy of my Call certificate/ proof of membership of the Inn?

Please contact the Education Department via email or on 020 7427 4800 who will be able to provide you with proof of your Call to the Bar. 

I have lost my Membership card. Can I request a new one?

Masters of the Bench: please email to request your Bencher Access Pass

Students and Hall Members: Please contact the Treasury Office via email or on 020 7427 4800 who will be able to provide you with a new Membership card. Please note there may be a fee for this request.

I have a question about my Call Day

For all queries concerning your upcoming Call to the Bar ceremony, please contact

Do I need to renew my Membership once I have been Called to the Bar?

No. Once you are Called to the Bar, you are a Member of the Inn for life.

I am transferring from a barrister to a solicitor, am I still a member?

Yes. Transferring from a barrister to solicitor does not revoke your membership of the Inn.

I need to obtain a certificate of good standing, how do I do this?

You will need to contact the BSB for a certificate of good standing, unless you are applying to the Bar of Northern Ireland or for Ad Eundem membership of another Inn. For more information please visit the BSB website.

What is my membership number?

Please ring the Membership Office on 020 7427 6385 or via email and our staff will be able to provide you with your Membership number.

Getting here and access to the Inn

What is the nearest Tube station? 
Temple Underground. For more travel information visit our Find Us page

What times do the outside gates close in the evening? 
The main pedestrian entrances and exits are: Tudor Street (24 hours); the Embankment on weekdays between 06:00 and 20:00; Middle Temple Lane into Fleet Street (24 hours) but Fleet Street into Middle Temple Lane 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday. Entrance to the Estates Office is located under the passageway at the back of Carpmael Building.

What gates are open on the weekend? 
The Tudor Street gate opens from 20:30 on Friday evening until 06:30 on Monday.

How do I find the contact details for each Department? 
See our Contact Us page for telephone numbers and email addresses of departments within the Inn.

Lunch in Hall

Do I need to book a table in Hall for Lunch?

Booking a table in Hall is not required, but if you are coming with a large party or on days when we are most busy (such as Fridays, Christmas Lunch etc.) we recommend you book ahead. You can book your table and view the weekly menu here.

For groups of seven or more please contact the Events Department via email, or on 020 7427 4820. Please note for groups of seven and above, we do require pre-payment (via credit or debit card). Our cancellation policy is 24 hours’ notice.

When does Hall open for Lunch?

Middle Temple Hall is open from 12:30 until 14:00, Tuesday – Friday.

What times of the year is Hall closed for lunch?

Hall is open for lunch Tuesday - Friday during term time, and closed during the Summer period, and throughout January. 

What facilities are available in the Garden Room?

The Garden Room (located on Middle Temple Lane) is open for breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks throughout the day and after work. We have designated areas to work and meet, including a private room with to facilitate hybrid meetings (bookable through the Events Department), lockers and indoor and outdoor areas to relax and enjoy the garden views.

What are the opening times for The Garden Room?

The Garden Room is open between 09:00- 20:00.

Can non-members have lunch in Hall?

We welcome non-members and tour groups for lunch in our stunning Elizabethan Hall on weekdays in legal term time. Booking is essential through the Events Department via email, or on 020 7427 4820.

Middle Temple Events

Where can I find upcoming events for the Term?

All our upcoming events are listed on the Events Calendar.  See also the bookings, cancellation and refund policies.

When do bookings open for events?

Bookings for the Michaelmas Term open in July/August. Bookings for Hilary, Easter and Trinity Term events open in December.

How do I book a ticket to an event?

Masters of the Bench:  Please book online through your Middle Temple account. If you do not have an online account

Students and Hall Members: Please book online through your Middle Temple account. If you do not have an online account please call the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800 who will be able to take payment over the phone.

I have booked a ticket to an event but would like to add a guest. How can I do this?

As long as we have tickets remaining, you can add a guest ticket to your existing booking. To do this, please call 020 7427 6385 (for Masters of the Bench), or 020 7427 4800 (for Hall Members and Students) and we will be able to add a guest ticket to your booking. Unfortunately, you are unable to do this via your online account.

When can I bring a guest to an event?

Please see our Guest information page for full details on when you are permitted to being a guest, and how many you are allowed to bring.

Is there a waiting list for fully booked events?

We will hold a waiting list for events that book up quickly such as the Garden Party or Carol Service Lunch.

For Hall/Student Members: please contact the Treasury Office via to join the waiting list.

For Masters of the Bench: please contact the Membership Department via email or on 020 7427 6385 to join the waiting list.

Event Cancellations

Can I cancel my ticket to an event?

For Hall/Student Members: To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office via via

For Masters of the Bench: If you have requested your ticket to be charged to your Bench Bill, please contact the Membership Department via email or on 020 7427 6385 to cancel. If you have paid for an event ticket up front via credit card, please contact the Treasury Office via

What is the Middle Temple cancellation and refund policy?

Click here to view the cancellation and refund policy.

Private Events and Venue Hire

How do I enquire about venue hire/ private functions?

Please contact the Events Department via email, or on 020 7427 4820. You can also visit the Middle Temple venue website, where you will be able to find out more about our event spaces and catering options. 

Dress Code

What is the dress code for different events?

Please check the dress code included in the specific event information, and then visit our Dress in Hall Code page for more details.

What is the Dress code for lunch? 
Middle Temple operates a dress code in Hall which is business or lounge suits, court dress or smart casual dress. Jeans may be worn if both clean and smart. We will not permit guests who are wearing: trainers, shorts, T-shirts or ripped or dirty clothing.

I would like to make a charitable donation to the Inn, how do I do this?

Please visit our donate page, where you can make a general donation, or choose to support one of our relevant funds.

Can I buy Middle Temple Merchandise?

A full range of Middle Temple merchandise is available to purchase via our online shop, or from the Treasury Office.

When can I visit the Middle Temple Library?

The Library is open to members of all four Inns. The Library operates Monday - Friday, 09:00 to 19:00, but occasionally may have to adjust its opening hours for events and talks, so please check our opening hours page for the most recent information. 

How do I book lodgings?

You can book lodgings and view availability here through your Middle Temple account. If you do not have an online account please call the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800 who will be able to take your booking over the phone. The Apex Court Hotel, a short distance from the Inn, does offer special rates to Middle Templars. Please quote Middle Temple to obtain the discount.

Middle Templar Magazine

Where can I access the most recent Middle Templar Magazine?

You can view the most recent version of the Middle Templar here

Can I get a hard copy of the Middle Templar magazine?

Unfortunately the Middle Templar is only available online.

I would like to contribute an article to the Middle Templar, how do I do this?

If you would like to submit an article for the Middle Templar, please contact the Membership Department via email at