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5 June 2009

Get peaceful at the London Peace Pagoda

The London Peace Pagoda, beside the Thames in Battersea Park, was built in 1985. The Pagoda is one of two in the UK, with the other, oddly, in Milton Keynes.


In the early 80s, the monks and nuns of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order came to London and were living in area that has since become the Children’s Zoo. Wandsworth Council eventually offered them a storeroom, in the trees near the Old English Garden on the understanding they carried out all renovations and the conversion into a temple, and the Pagoda was built nearby.

Today, we are told, just one monk remains, but the Pagoda still stands tall over the Park and the Thames. For more information, visit http://www.batterseapark.org/html/pagoda.html.

Click here to see the location on a map.

1 comment:

  1. You write an excellent blog. I was really impressed with the map showing all the places on it. I'll have to take a closer look when I'll be in London next time.

    I also added your blog to the blogroll of my London website:
    http://www.whatshappeninglondon.com

    I hope you don't mind.

    Cheers!

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