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17 October 2010

See the Suleymaniye Mosque

Bit of a Sunday post, this one. Apologies but your author is spending most of his time worrying about this silly party thing on Tuesday, to which you are all invited. However, the Suleymaniye Mosque, on Kingsland High Street, is an imposing structure and is certainly worth a mention.

A Turkish Mosque, which shares its name with the second largest mosque in Istanbul, the site was purchased in 1994, and by 1998 it had begun to operate. In 1999, the Süleymaniye Mosque and Cultural Center was officially opened.

Designed by Architect Osman Sahan to reflect the Ottoman style, it sits along with the Aziziye Mosque at the heart of East London's Turkish Community.

For more, see http://www.suleymaniye.org/


  1. It certainly is worth a mention! I would love to see more of the exterior (and interior, if permitted).

    Is Kingsland High St the population centre for Turkish immigrants in the last 15 years or so?

  2. I think it is one of the key centres of the community as you get up towards Dalston, yes.

    Of course the Southern end is the centre of the Vietnamese community so it's quite an interesting road!