Places of Worship
St Pauls Cathederal
Work on this, the most impressive church in London began in 1675 to a design by SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN. It was built to replace old St Paul's which was destroyed by the GREAT FIRE OF LONDON in 1666.
An architectural masterpiece of the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history - the Confessor's Shrine, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great.
St Martin In The Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields, built in 1726, is one of London's best-loved churches. The masterpiece of the 18th century architect James Gibbs, it is famous for its work with the homeless and also for its music.
Regent Park Mosque
The London Central Mosque has become a familiar, dramatic feature of the London skyline since the Islamic cultural centre was established in 1944, with the final completion of the Mosque in 1977. One of the finest examples in the whole of the UK, designed by English architect Frederick Gibberd.
His Majesty King George VI presented the masjid as an unconditional gift from the British Government to the UK Muslim Community, to celebrate their faith and to establish an Islamic Cultural Centre, with a new educational and administrative wing added in 1994.
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
The largest Hindu temple outside India (Guinness World Records, 2000).
Greek Orthodox Cathederal
The Greek Orthodox Church of St Sophia in Bayswater is has a small museum in its crypt. On display you will find various treasures donated to the cathedral by wealthy 19th century patrons, as well as a rotating display of material from the archives of the Greek community in London, stretching back to the 18th century.