There are many religions, places of worship and churches in London reflecting multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-faith populations.
A surplus of Christian churches and movement of populations have been known to change to synagogues to mosques; with temples, chapels and halls along the way.
- While London is the capital city within the Church of England the Archbishops of Canterbury and York jointly are the more senior clerics. St Paul’s Cathedral; Westminster Abbey; Southwark Cathedral, SE1; Lambeth Palace; Metropolitan Tabernacle, SE11; Salvation Army.
- Roman Catholic places of worship were reintroduced in mid Victorian times including St Peter’s Italian Church, Clerkenwell (1863); St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater (1882); and the impressive Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral, Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1P 1QW, built in 1903, with free entry; and others.
- Jewish Great Synagogue on Fieldgate Street and at Bevis Marks Synagogue (1699); and more for example Dalston (1885), Stoke Newington (1903), Finsbury Park (1912), Stamford Park (1915) and Golders Green (1922).
- Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Harvard Road, Chiswick.
- London Central /Regents Park Mosque (1978); Finsbury Park Mosque; East London Mosque, Whitechapel (1985); and about 400 more.
- Central Methodist Hall.
- The Neasden Temple for Hindus (1995).
- Plus for Sikhs, Buddhists, Hare Krishna and more.
All faiths and their places of worship have websites with information for followers and for visitors.
There are high numbers of schools at primary, infant and first levels with names of saints.