In the heart of London stands a huge, not entirely inconspicuous, grey building. This is the headquarters of the United Grand ... More
In the heart of London stands a huge, not entirely inconspicuous, grey building. This is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of English and Welsh Freemasonry, and, surprisingly, its open to the public. Built in 1931, after the original 1776 building was declared structurally unsound and demolished, it was paid for by private contributions and stands as a memorial to those who gave their lives in the First World War. Hourly tours of the Halls nineteen lodge rooms and Grand Temple are available and you can also visit the library and museum, if you so desire - and no, you don't need to know the secret password or handshake to get in. Admission: free.
I was very impressed with the portrait of King George VI standing in the regalia of the G.M. Is there any way that I can acquire a copy of that portrait? I have recently learned that he was G.M.of the G.L.of Scotland 1936/37 but our guide made no mention of that fact. Was that portrait taken from that event? Was he not wearing Kilts in that picture ?
Glenn Wells P.M. of the G.L.of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
Visit in May /07
This ornate, Edwardian arch (which usually goes unnoticed) spans the entrance to The Mall from Trafalgar Square . Commissioned by
Edward VII, the Admiralty Arch is actually a set of five arches in Portland stone which mark the royal ...
The massive White Tower is a typical example of Norman military architecture, whose influence was felt throughout the kingdom. It
was built on the Thames by William the Conqueror to protect London and assert his power. The Tower of ...
Vinopolis, a must for any wine lover, is an interactive, multimedia wine ""adult theme park"" opened along the Millennium Mile
in the summer of 1999. It contains two wine bars, a champagne bar, a gift shop, an art gallery, ...
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