Masonic Temple Liverpool Street  

Encased in £4 million worth of spectacularly crafted marble and mahogany, the Masonic Temple inside London’s Hyatt Andaz Hotel is one of the grandest in the world. Built in 1912 by architect Charles Barry, Jr., in what was then the Great Eastern Hotel, the temple possesses an air of the ‘unexpected,’ telling many stories from within its cavernous mahogany walls.

Perhaps what is most fascinating is its discovery during the renovations of the Great Eastern Hotel in 1990. The temple’s mystery and secrets were so well-disguised and carefully hidden within the hotel that no one knew of its existence behind a simple false wall.