BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden has been selected as the landmark for the London Borough of Brent to be featured in a celebratory set of ‘London Landmark’ pin badges for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Londoners were invited to cast their votes over September “to tell the world what they think makes their borough great”, as Councillor Merrick Cockell put it. Cllr Cockell is the Chairman of London Councils and is also leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

London has a total of 33 boroughs and each had a shortlist of up to four ‘landmarks’ to choose from. Londoners voted for the “Neasden Temple” to represent Brent, illustrating once again how cohesively the Mandir has become a part of the local community.

Winners in other boroughs include St Mary’s on the Hill Church (Harrow), Westminster Abbey (City of Westminster) and the Natural History Museum (Kensington and Chelsea). A full list can be found on the London 2012 blog here.

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