‘UK Pride of Place’ Award

A Hindu temple in north-west London, which attracts visitors from all over the world, has won the ‘UK Pride of Place’ award in an online poll, the results of which were declared on 5th dec.

The Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, the first traditional Hindu temple constructed in Europe, not only took the most votes in London, but came out on top in the national poll, with 2,344 people going online to register their pride.

The Pride of Place poll is part of the British government’s Connect to your Council campaign, which aims to encourage citizens to access their local authority services online — anytime, anywhere.

In the London vote,Firepower — the visitor attraction at the Royal Artillery Museum in Greenwich — and the Horniman Museum at Forest Hill in Lewisham , came second and third respectively.

Firepower-Royal Artillery Museum

Horniman Museum


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