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25 July 2011

Admire the London Central Mosque

Built on a 2.3-acre site given by the British Government following the Second World War, the London Central Mosque was completed in 1977 to a design by Sir Frederick Gibberd, and cost £6.5 million.

The large copper dome which sits atop the Mosque is based on the design of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, and it is certainly imposing. Inside, the Mosque has capacity for around 5,000 worshippers, but during Eid it has been known to attract up to 50,000.

For more information, visit http://www.iccuk.org/


  1. The mosque is not the most beautiful I have ever seen in the world, but it is very restful -I love the blue colours. And it is so huge that apparently the main hall can easily hold 5 or 6 thousand worshippers at the same time. I was there when the prayer hall was largely empty.

    Great that it is near Lord's. There is a lovely parallel between two huge crowds, praying for their own teams :)

  2. It is a beautiful mosque/structure/building I always marvel at it when I pass it on a near daily basis...