Hindu Temple and Bentley Priory Museum

Hindu Temple and Bentley Priory Museum

A mixture of war and peace with a Temple visit and a WW1 museum

What a day of contrasts! Firstly we take you to the beautiful Temple in Neasden; BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is a Hindu temple built entirely using traditional methods and materials, the Swaminarayan Mandir has been described as being Britain's first authentic Hindu temple. Although the mandir was designed and built using traditional techniques dating back donkeys-years, it’s actually a rather modern miracle: construction only started in 1993, and was, somehow, completed by the community in just two years. When completed it was, for a time, the largest Hindu temple outside of India, and as you can see, there were no half-measures taken. We will have a tour there and free time to explore the temple before heading over to Stanmore to visit the Bentley Priory Museum.

Bentley Priory Museum tells the fascinating story of the beautiful Grade II* listed country house, focusing on its role as Headquarters Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain; coincidentally we will be there on the first date of the Battle of Britain. On arrival you will be offered a selection of sandwiches and tea/coffee in the cafe overlooking the gardens before taking a tour of the museum.  Explore the important stories of ‘The One’ – Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, ‘The Few’ who took to the air to defend our skies and ‘The Many’ without whose tireless work on the ground, victory would not have been possible and discover how technology, leadership and courage forged victory, allowing Britain’s darkest hour to also be her Finest Hour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Ashingdon Post Office Ashingdon Post Office
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff Halfords London Road Westcliff, Halfords
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10 Jul
2019
£31.00

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