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The Inn has over 8,000 qualified members - Judges , Barristers (both practising and non-practising) and Pupils. Each year approximately 450 students apply to join the Inn with the intention of training for the Bar.

Estates
The main source of income for the Inner Temple is the rent received from sets of Chambers who are tenants of the Inn. The Inn maintains the fabric of the buildings and grounds in line with the UK's national historic buildings regulations. Some of the buildings date back to the 17th century. The most recent addition the Inn's estate, Serjeants' Inn, has increased its curtilage by one third.

Catering & House
The Hall and function rooms are used every day of the working week by members of the Inn. During legal terms there are dinners on certain nights and lunch is available every day. Members of the Inns of Court have always been able to hire the Inn's facilities (including the Gardens) for functions. This privilege is now extended to other professional organisations and members of the public.

Education & Training
The Inn has a dedicated Education & Training Department with responsibilities ranging from the recruitment of undergraduates, the allocation of Scholarships and Awards (worth a total of £1,000,000 per annum), the provision of training during the Bar Vocational Course year (including educational activities and the traditional system of dinners) in addition to advocacy training for trainee Barristers (Pupils) and Continuing Professional Development courses for all levels of practitioners.

Church
The Church is jointly administered and maintained by the Inner Temple and Middle Temple and enjoys the status of a "Royal Peculiar". It is independent from the Diocese of London and the Master of the Temple is appointed directly by the Queen. The Choir of the Temple Church is world renowned and the Inns have in recent years commissioned works from such celebrated composers as Thomas Adès and Sir John Tavener.

The Library
The Inn's Library is first mentioned in a document of 1506 and continues to serve the profession not only with traditional legal texts but with on-line research facilities. It also houses a unique collection of illustrated manuscripts and historic letters including Edward VI's Device for the Succession (1553) and the earliest known depictions of the Royal Courts in session at Westminster (mid 15th century).

directions
By tube: The nearest underground stations are Temple and Blackfriars. By bus: Buses pass the south side of the Temple on Victoria Embankment and the north side in Fleet Street. By car: Vehicles enter the Temple via Tudor Gate on the east side. The exit is via Embankment between 6am and 8:30pm. Between 8:30pm and 6am, both entry and exit are through Tudor Gate Parking: No parking is available on weekdays except in the evening.

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