At the entrance, two gentlemen ask me to leave my backpack at the cloakroom: it's free of charge.
After the metal detector scan a lady asks me to leave my shoes at the changing room on the right hand side.
The hall is divided into 3 sections: a small bazaar in the middle and two big carpets on the sides, right for women, left for men. The walls and the ceiling are wood carved, handmade using English oaks and Burmese Teak sourced from sustainable forests. For each 3 felled, 10 saplings were planted. Children noisy roll on the carpets, adults sit on the same carpet trying to keep them calm and praying.
This area is called Haveli.
I go through the men side, I stop over an isle watching a wall covered in comments and pictures of prestigioss guests: Karol Wojtyła, Boris Johnson, David and Samantha Cameron - traditional Indian dressed.
Opposite this wall, a window shows a side wall of the temple,a grass lawn and an aisle where visitors cannot access. I approach the window, I gladly notice that the floor is warm. I see passing a monk with a long orange robe.
I continue past the hall and arrive at the ground floor of the proper temple, the white one you see from outside: the Mandir.
Here I find an exhibition about Hinduism, the entrance fee is £2 only. I'm curious, I'm walkin in.
It's been interesting! Hinduism is the most ancient religion of the world. It teaches to see the presence of God in all things, to honour the whole Creation. For this reason it instill care for nature, the whole humanity, all the animals: we should never exploit nor eat them. It teaches non-violence, loyalty, and respect for other religions. He believes in reincarnation. I like it!