On the outskirts of London sits a picturesque Tudor mansion that you’d half expect to be a billionaire’s third or fourth home, most likely sitting empty and lacking a worthy presence to put it to good use.
You would be wrong. The grade II listed building, previously called Piggott’s Manor, is the UK base of the Hare Krishna Movement – the religious belief based on Hindu teachings.
The property, situated in Aldenham, near Watford, is now known as Bhaktivedanta Manor and is one of the most frequently visited Krishna temples in Europe.
Even more bizarrely, this unconventional temple was purchased for the religion’s followers by a wealthy benefactor – George Harrison from The Beatles.