A Frost Fair on the Thames at Temple Stairs. Oil on canvas. Frost fair on the River Thames, January 1684. General view of the frost fair showing line of booths, coaches, sledges, sedan-chairs and groups of people on the ice. A game of ninepins is in progress in the foreground centre and nearby is a gaping hole. St. Clement Danes, Arundel St., Essex Buildings., Essex Stairs, Middle Temple Hall, Temple Stairs, Crown Office Row, Temple church, Serjeant's Inn Hall, predecessor of Paper Buildings and King's Bench Walk can be seen from left to right.