Neasden Temple (or BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, as it is officially known) is a mesmeric Hindu temple, in Neasden, north-west London. This stunning free attraction welcomes visitors of all faiths and none, although certain Hindu customs – such as the removal of shoes upon entry – are expected to be adhered to during your visit. The temple has grown into one of the most popular north London attractions.
Proudly able to boast – as the Guinness Book of Records has testified – that it is the largest Hindu temple outside of India itself, Neasden Temple was constructed from two-thousand tonnes of marble and nearly three-thousand tonnes of limestone; indeed it is often argued that Neasden Temple is London’s most aesthetically pleasing landmark, with its architectural and decorative beauty celebrated by Londoners and devotees the world over.
The temple houses a fascinating exhibition that acts as a museum of Hinduism, as well as a souvenir shop that sells a range of authentic Hindu accessories and decorations. Should you feel peckish during your visit, the temple also features the Shayona restaurant which offers a range of delicious, authentic Indian food. Neasden Temple is a perfect symbol of how London provides the most multi-cultural experience of any world city.
Nearest Tube/Railway StationNeasden (Jubilee Line)
Stonebridge Park (Bakerloo Line)
Wembley Park (Metropolitan Line; Jubilee Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of Brent
Opening TimesFrom 9.00am
Address / Contact DetailsBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 105-119 Brentfield Road, Neasden, London NW10 8LD
020 8965 2651
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