London, England

London
London silhouettes at sunset. Photo © Sacred Destinations.

London, the capital city of both England and the United Kingdom, is a thriving metropolis of over 8 million people. It encompasses a wide variety of peoples, cultures, and religions, making it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. London's multicultural character, coupled with its great historical importance, makes it a travel destination with a vast array of sites of religious interest. London's religious attractions range from cathedrals and synagogues to Hindu temples and Methodist historical sites, and its museums house thousands of pieces of religious art and artifacts from around the world.


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Temple Church
This 12th-century Norman church, known for its rare round shape and stone effigies, was built by the Knights Templar and contains several fascinating details.
St. Paul's Cathedral
This grand cathedral was beautifully designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675 after its predecessor was lost in the Great Fire of London.
Southwark Cathedral
This 15th-century cathedral was the place of worship for William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer. A Shakespeare birthday service is held here every year.
Westminster Abbey
This former abbey church is the national church of Britain, used for coronations and filled with important tombs and monuments.

Guided Tours of London