I love that the design of most Hindu temples are similar or identical(almost) as they draw inspiration from designs specified within their holy book. It only took three years to put the pieces carved in India when they arrived back in London, but it will only take you an hour or two to fully appreciate. If you live in London or the UK for that matter or a tourist from abroad, this is one temple you need to add to your list of things to see in London.
Everyone in the temple is so friendly and welcoming, perhaps curiously interested to see new and unusual faces visiting.Sorry, there are no pictures of the inside in this post, hence why you have to go see it for yourself! I had my mobile and purse with me as I didn’t want to leave it with security. Pictures are also not allowed inside, I could have snuck in a few pictures but remember that this is a religious place and you have to respect the rules and respect the privacy of those praying inside.
London Neasden Temple – Opening Times and Directions
- Entry Fee: Free – Museum part of the temple costs £2 to enter.
- Opening times:9am to 6pm
- Who is allowed: All are welcome, whatever faith.
- Nearest Station: Neasden – Jubilee Line.
Neasden Temple Parking
If you are heading to Neasden Temple, parking is available. There is a huge car park across from the temple. In fact I spotted at least two or three car parks nearby. When I visited I was driving and parking was fairly easy to get. Of course be mindful when visiting during festivals or during religious events at the temple. There is an Ikea in Neasden where you can also car, especially if your visit to Neasden Temple is not that long.
Additional Info: No bags are allowed but there is a security house next to the temple where you can leave your staff. Once inside, shoes are also not allowed around the temple but there is a spot with shelves where you can keep your shoes while exploring.