BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – popularly known as the Neasden Temple – is a masterpiece of traditional Hindu design and exquisite Indian workmanship in the heart of north-west London. It is dedicated to the worship of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and the millennia-old traditions of the Hindu faith. Using 5,000 tonnes of Bulgarian limestone and Italian and Indian marble, it was hand-carved in India before being assembled in London in just 2½ years. Since its opening in 1995, this renowned place of worship has attracted close to half a million visitors annually. Come and marvel at the intricate carvings, experience a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony, or learn about the world’s oldest living faith. Enjoy hours of beauty, peace and discovery all year round.
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ShaunH290
London, UK1,426 contributions
An Amazing Sight!
May 2021
We had wanted to see this "little" piece of India in London for ages and finally managed it in May 2021. Unfortunately, all the signs said that it was closed, so we could only view it from outside. An Indian friend said afterwards that it must have been open - so we were confused. It would have been good to get inside the walls. Anyway, it is certainly an amazing sight!
Written June 12, 2021
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jenniealee
Mesa, AZ2,438 contributions
Worth the Bus Ride
Apr 2020
Back in July 2019, My friend thought I was crazy when I told her that I was going to take over an hour bus ride to this place but she went with me. She and I both agree that it was worth the 2-hour round trip. You CAN NOT TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE. The gentleman in the temple was kind, informative, and just a gracious host to us. The temple was built by hand: carved stone and wood throughout the place.

The restaurant across the street has excellent Indian food and that is where we had to leave our items. You are allowed to take photos in the garden areas of the grounds
Written March 25, 2021
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RAJIV B
London, England4 contributions
Peaceful place
Mar 2020
Peaceful worshipping place. Extremely well organised from parking to visiting the main temple. Great architecture and excellent Hindu Sculptures.
Written October 26, 2020
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Adrien C
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Insightful experience
Oct 2020 • Friends
Amazing experience ! I met Nitesh and Rashmika Patel and there informations were very insightful !
Thank you so much
Written October 11, 2020
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Amie Mohan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8 contributions
Divine...Beautiful temple
Dec 2019
Breathtakingly beautiful architecture ...Gorgeous temple n its surroundings...I feel very good vibes there.A must visit place if drop by Wembley or Neasden... Strict checking but they just doing their duty. Great atmosphere.....
Written October 4, 2020
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ExpatSB
13 contributions
Fantastic experience
Jan 2020
An amazing way to escape the hustle and bustle of London - it is such a lovely place to visit without any cost. Extremely peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. The Hinduism museum inside (small charge) is a great addition as well and you learn so much about the religion and rich culture.

The shop and restaurant across the street is great too, must visit. Overall, great way to spend a couple of hours when you are visiting London.
Written September 19, 2020
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Iwantcoffee
London, UK6 contributions
prepare for a warm welcome
Jul 2019
People are so friendly here. My kids were swept up by some friendly kids and given a private tour of the temple. To make friends that quickly was truly so wonderful to experience. The story of the temple is really interesting and the beauty of the inside is really inspirational spiritually.
Written March 4, 2020
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Hannah T
London, UK4 contributions
Fantastic tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wonderful tour from Bharti who showed us around this beautiful and interesting temple. The marble dome was a particular highlight
Written March 1, 2020
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Ismael
Baku, Azerbaijan353 contributions
Hidden gem in London
Feb 2020 • Family
Quite unusual to expect such seightseeing in London. But it is worth visiting, very beautiful induist temple with rich decoration, elaborated exterior and interior details. Unbelievable tgat all carvings in stone and wood were made just in 2.5 years in India as per ancient traditions. Access is free. There is big free parking nearby at the shop and restaurant Shayona, usually it is too occupied, you can use parking by the school nearby. There are toilets inside. You will need to take your shoes off. There is a small exhibition inside for 2 pounds per adult about induism, recommend to visit as well.
Written February 29, 2020
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Adventurer281609
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Touring the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Feb 2020
On Sunday 23rd February we were given a tour by Bhoorti Jogi, a volunteer at the Temple. She was extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and passionate about the Temple and was a delight. The restaurant within the premises also offered a tasty and reasonably priced meal.
Written February 24, 2020
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