Local places of worship
This is a selective list of places of worship, prayer or meditation, created primarily for students who want information about, or are interested in visiting, such places as part of their studies. It lists places that are the main or significant places of worship or prayer for a particular religious tradition; or religious buildings of historical or architectural interest.
Included are places of worship, prayer and meditation of the major religions of Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The list does not include Christian churches of the Western tradition but does include a selection of Orthodox, Coptic and other Eastern Christian churches.
This is not a comprehensive list of places for followers of a particular religious tradition, nor does it necessarily list the nearest place of worship to SOAS. Practitioners of a particular faith or tradition should check other web pages to find their most convenient church, synagogue, mosque or temple. You can also contact the SOAS Chaplaincy for further information.
Before making a visit to any place of worship, prayer or meditation, students should check when, and if, it is appropriate to make such a visit. Many places are happy to organise group visits.
Islamic Cultural Centre and the London Central Mosque, 146 Park Road, London NW8 7RG This is the main London mosque situated in Regents Park. Organised tours can be arranged.
East London Mosque, 82-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JE The mosque welcomes visitors and guided tours can be arranged. The mosque has produced a visitor’s guide.
The Baha'i World Web-site for the Baha'i faith with links to information about places of worship in the global community section.
London Buddhist Centre, 51 Roman Road, London, E2 0HU
North London Buddhist Centre, 72 Holloway Road, London, N7 8JG
Buddhapadipa Temple, 14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon Parkside, London Wat Buddhapadipa in London was the first Buddhist temple in the United Kingdom.
Tisarana Vihara, 357, Nelson Road, Whitton, Middlesex
Buddhism (Sri Lankan)
London Buddhist Vihara, The Avenue, Chiswick, London W4
Dorjechang Buddhist Centre 62 Graham Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 3SS
Heruka Buddhist Centre, 13 Woodstock Road, Golders Green, London NW11 8ES
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (BAPS), 105-119 Brentfield Road, Neasden, London, NW10 8JP. Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is the first traditional Hindu mandir of stone to be constructed in Europe.
Highgate Hill Murugan, 200A, Archway Road, London, N6 5BA.
Hinduism (Hare Krishna)
Soho Street Temple 9/10 Soho Street, London W1D 3DL
Gurudwaras in London A listing of Gurudwaras (Sikh temples) in London.
Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe, 88 Compayne Gardens, West Hampstead, London NW6
Zoroastrian House is a religious, cultural and social centre for the Parsee and Irani Zoroastrian Community
Christianity (Indian Orthodox)
St Gregorius Malankara (Indian) Syrian Orthodox Church, Wardrobe Church, Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4.
Christianity (Syrian Orthodox)
Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodox)
Christianity (Coptic Orthodox)
Christianity (Armenian Church)
Armenian Church of Great Britain St. Sarkis Armenian Church, Iverna Gardens Kensington, London W8 6TP.
Christianity (Russian Orthodox)
The Russian Orthodox Church in London, Cathedral of the Dormition and All Saints, 67 Ennismore Gardens, London SW7 1NH
Christianity (Greek Orthodox)
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Andrew, Kentish Town Road, London NW1 9QA.
Christianity (Antiochian Orthodox)
St. George's Cathedral, 1A Redhill Street, London, NW1 4BG
Christianity (British Orthodox)
Orthodox Church Secretariat, 10 Heathwood Gardens,Charlton,London,SE7 8EP
Shir Hayim Hampstead Reform Jewish Community, Hashomer House 37a Broadhurst Gardens London NW6
Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St. John's Wood Road, London NW8 7HA
New West End Synagogue, St Petersburgh Place, Bayswater, London W2 4JT