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“Fantastic - can't be missed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Freemasons' Hall

Freemasons' Hall
Ranked #122 of 1,568 things to do in London
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“Fantastic - can't be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

If you are a Freemason this can't be missed. A masterpiece of history and art through hundreds of years.

The museum is amazing, the tour informative and the sights are a one in a life time experience.

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“Great, free tour inside.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Tour was fairly informative. Learned a lot. Wondered whole time what they weren't telling you. Rooms, chambers, halls stunning. No pics allowed.
If Freemasons interest you at all on any level, definitely go. Easy, quick, good.

Time needed: Our tour lasted one hour. Started punctually.
Note: Tours don't run if other events scheduled. Email a few days in advance to verify your day. Staff great at responding.
Cost: No fees.
Food/drink: None on premises.
WC (restroom): Large, upscale, clean, nice.
Staff: All encountered, nice & courteous.
Directions: Central (red) or Piccadilly (blue) tube lines. Stop: Holborn. Four blocks away. Easy to find. Side entrance. Not at grand entrance in front.

Visited July 2014
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Fantastic architecture, great history and a chance to look behind the scenes into Free Masonary.

I decided to take a look into this amazing art-decor building, during a recent trip to London. I was met by a very knowledgable and interesting guide who was able to answer every bodies questions with ease. The guided tour was very informative and the decoration of the temple was just amazing.

The museum was very good too, the artefacts and aprons were very interesting.

Well worth a visit and free to enter!

Visited May 2014
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“Freemason's Hall - An Art Deco Masterpiece”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

London is filled with important historic attractions and quite a few of them are free (or donation only) to visit, including taking a tour of the Freemasons' Hall, which is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge on Great Queen Street near Covent Garden.

Here you can browse the Freemason library and museum and partake in one of five daily tours provided by volunteer masons. The tours are at 11am, 12noon, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm and are very good. Tour leaders share the history of Freemasonry while walking you through the Grand Lodge facilities.

The Freemason's Hall was built in the 1930s and is probably one of the best preserved Art Deco era buildings in the world. Much of its interior resembles a movie set and is truly marvellous if you are a fan of Art Deco architecture, decor and furniture. Unfortunately, photography isn't allowed in the main areas of the Free Mason's Hall.

In the end, this is one of those places, we wished we had had more time for and somewhere we'd like to visit again in the future.

Visited June 2014
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“A place out of time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Freemason's Hall, the home of the United Grand Lodge of England, is truly a place out of time that inspires and leaves you in awe. Walking its marble corridors the visitor is transported in a quiet place that is both inside himself and way above the starry abode. Everyone who's interested in Freemasonry should take some time to visit this incredible building during their stay in London, and even those who don't even know what this ancient brotherhood is will find something interesting in its beautiful Art Deco style or the very informative history tours offered for free.

Visited April 2014
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