Sandy’s Row Synagogue

It is not often that I am able to add to my repertory of East London buildings, particularly during lockdown, but today I was allowed to peak into Sandy’s Row Synagogue, a great privilege because it is not often open. It was originally built by the Huguenots as L’Eglise d’Artillerie (it is just off Artillery Lane). It was then bought by various versions of the Baptists, before being acquired by Dutch Ashkenazi Jews in 1867 as a synagogue. Its interior is well preserved and deeply atmospheric:-

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