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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Friends House Euston

Friends House, just south of the main entrance to Euston Station on the Euston Road in London, is the headquarters of the Quakers (aka Religious Society of Friends) in Britain.

The Quakers are a Christian group that originated in 17th century England and are pacifists, teetotalers and believe in an individual and direct religious experience of Jesus Christ and his teachings.

Friends House Euston London UK

The founder of the Quakers, George Fox, began the movement after a vision received on Pendle Hill in Lancashire. Following religious persecution in England, many Friends moved across the Atlantic to America and settled mainly in present-day Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.

The Friends House Restaurant (open noon-2pm; Monday to Friday) is recommended for vegetarians and vegans (and people with gluten allergies) and sources its ingredients through fair trade. The Friends House cafe is open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am-3.30pm on Saturday.

The Friends House Garden (below) opposite the building is open to all and is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the quiet space, lawns and flowers.

Friends House Garden, Euston, London, UK

Friends House
173 Euston Road
London NW1 2BJ
Tel: 020 7663 1094/1095
Hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm, Monday - Friday; 8.00am to 6pm Saturday, 8.00am - 1.00pm Sunday
Access: Close to Euston and Euston Square tube stations, 10 minutes west from King's Cross Station, or use buses 10, 18, 30, 73, 205 and 390 or numbers 59, 68, 91, 168, and 253.
Map of Friends House

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