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London Jamme Masjid

The London Jamme Masjid has a remarkably diverse religious history. View all images in our London Jamme Masjid Photo Gallery.
Another view of the Fournier Street side.
Doors on the Fournier Street side.
The Brick Lane side.
Roofline on the Brick Lane side.
Bilingual Brick Lane sign on the side of the mosque.

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.

History

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.

Quick Facts on London Jamme Masjid

Site Information
Names:London Jamme Masjid
City:London
Country:England
Categories:Mosques
Faiths:Islam
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:London, England
Coordinates:51.519699° N, 0.072216° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of London Jamme Masjid

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Title:London Jamme Masjid
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/25/2009
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