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Jamyang Buddhist Centre

Jamyang is a centre for meditation and the study of Tibetan Buddhism in the heart of London set in The Old Courthouse. Originally a Police Court, it later became a Magistrates Court and is the oldest surviving, intact, Victorian Police Court in London. With advice from English Heritage, the Victorian Society and Lambeth's Conservation Officer the cells were converted into accommodation, the male prisoners' holding cell became a library and the female holding cell was converted into an office.
Other facilities include a bookshop, and meeting/training room for local organisations. The second floor apartment was refurbished and is rented out in order to pay the mortgage interest on the original purchase.

via: pea soup blog

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