London Jamme Masjid
The London Jamme Masjid, located in the Spitalfields neighborhood of London, is housed in a building with a life story that reflects the history of immigration into the area.
Originally built in 1743 for use as a Huguenot chapel, it became a synagogue in the 19th century, and then was used as a Methodist chapel in the early 20th century.
With a new influx of Bengali (Bangladeshi) immigrants to the area, the building became the Jamme Masjid or Great London Mosque in 1976.
What to See
A sundial above the entrance reads Umbra sumus - "We are shadows."
In the predominantly Bengali neighborhood around the mosque, you'll find bagel shops alongside curry houses.
On Sunday, the bustling Brick Lane Market sells various bric-a-brac alongside Asian spices and sari silks.
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