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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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Address: 105-119 Brentfield Road | Neasden, London NW10 8LD, England
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Beautiful and interesting, in different ways

Having worked nearby back in the 90's when the Temple was being planned and, eventually, built I was pleased to finally visit and see it for myself. It's not in the most inspiring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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Gillingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having worked nearby back in the 90's when the Temple was being planned and, eventually, built I was pleased to finally visit and see it for myself. It's not in the most inspiring location, but the architecture lifts the feel of the local area and more than matches that other 'temple' in Wembley for a sense of modern history and... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group from Tonbridge U3A had the priviledge of visiting the Neasden Temple and were given a talk and shown around by Yogesh Patel, the Manager. This proved to be an enlightening experience that was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Many of us will return to learn more of this extraordinary place and the beliefs of the people who built it... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on a Friday morning and apart from a few schoolchildren had the place to myself. There is free parking opposite. You are not allowed to take ANY bags into the temple and you have to pass through airport type security upon entrance. I found it very beautifull inside and out. I was disappointed that I couldn't take photos... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We prefer the older temples in India, they feel more real. We felt welcome but on the other hand very controlled. Really far for the city center. We were disappointed not be allowed to take pictures inside and not even to be able to walk around the temple, so we could only see it from one (bad) angle and at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

amazing home style flavors of Indian pure veterinarian food which has been prepared with love and passion, this shows in the flavor . service very good and and a very relaxing ambiance . a lovely place for pure veterinarians

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The Hindu Temple in Neasden is magnificent and a must-see. The very intricate carvings are incredible. The temple is open to everyone, after going through security. Shoes are removed and large bags are not allowed. The history of how the temple was built is fascinating. It's a true masterpiece! I would recommend to anyone who passes by. Afterward, have lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I have being coming every year since, the temple open many years ago, I used to go to Neasden high school. Not there any more. If you are coming here by train underground get off at Neasden station and follow the signs very easy. You can't take any photos just the outside of the Temple. A cross the road a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

It's a divine place with marvellous marble architecture all around the temple. Primary diety is not Vishnu or his forms but the Swami Narayan! We enjoyed the place thoroughly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Visited having seen this place on a Tv documentary. Got the 220 bus to stop outside. You cannot take photos and bags are searched. You also remove your shoes. It's well worth it. The staff/volunteers are very friendly and the exhibition about Hindu religion was very informative. The temple was unbelievably beautiful as were the deity statues. The whole place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

One thing about this temple which stands out is the sheer carving style of all the idols. A certain sense of aura prevails in them. Also the temple committee has done a fantastic job in maintaining the premises.

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