London offers a host of churches, synagogues, mosques and temples which will illustrate not only London's incredible religious history but also the city’s multicultural diversity. This city is simply steeped in heritage!
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London is one of the world’s most ethnically diverse cities, with over 300 languages spoken daily! Your guide can offer an overview of several different neighborhoods, each offering a unique atmosphere, heritage, some historical highlights and opportunities to sample local ethnic street foods. Many interesting corners of the capital are seldom visited by the average tourist, who unfortunately do not know where to uncover London’s hidden gems. Let SGT share some with you!
A multitude of options await you in London from the perspective of its religious houses. Explore Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh faiths. You tell us your priority and focus (on a specific faith or an overview) and SGT will create a day out in the city especially to suit your specific interests.
For a Christian interest, SGT recommends lesser known churches such as St. Bartholomew’s in Smithfield, the Welsh language church designed by Indigo Jones and the journalist church off Fleet Street. Perhaps learn the tradition of the wedding cake at St Brides. There’s the amazing Hindu temple at Neasden, the finest Indian architecture in England. Marvel at the intricate marble and wooden carvings, perhaps experience a traditional Hindu prayer ceremony, or learn about the world’s oldest living faith from the ‘Understanding Hinduism’ exhibition.
London’s East End is a melting pot of many cultures where spiritual highlights include the architecture of the East End Mosque and Bevis Marks Synagogue, the oldest in the city. West London presents the largest Sikh Temple in London, in Southall, a vibrant neighborhood with strong Indian and Pakistani roots mixed with communities from all over the world. Europe’s oldest Sikh Temple, founded in 1908, is also in West London, in the popular Notting Hill neighborhood. St Paul’s Cathedral is highly recommended for visitors of all faiths! So entwined in London’s rich history and, subject to schedules, Evensong here is an amazing experience for those that choose.
Enjoy a special, sacred day out in the capital. There is always something new to experience and discover in London!