Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

Ever wondered what your local mosque looks like inside? These photos from The British Mosque, show the stunning architecture — traditional and contemporary — that hides behind the doors.

The new Shahporan Mosque, Hackney Road
The mihrab in the Shahporan Mosque's newly built main prayer hall.
The Aziziye Mosque in north London was a former cinema built in 1914, which was converted into a mosque in the 1980s. You can also buy halal meat here.
The main prayer hall of the Aziziye Mosque, which was formerly a cinema auditorium.
The interior of the dome of the Aziziye Mosque.
Decorative tiling on the façade of the Aziziye Mosque in north London.
The Ismaili Centre viewed from the south-west corner, where the main entrance is situated.
The interior of the first-floor circulation spaces of the Ismaili Centre, showing how the bay windows are utilised as meeting spaces.
The courtyard garden on the rooftop of the Ismaili Centre, which references the formal and geometric designs characteristic of traditional Islamic gardens.
The main circulation staircase of the Ismaili Centre, with a bespoke chandelier providing a focal point.
The specially commissioned interior artwork of the Ismaili Centre has been integrated into the building, along with bespoke furniture.
The courtyard of Regent's Park Mosque. The main entrance to the building is through the glazed curtain wall. The courtyard provides extra prayer space for the Friday prayer and on the Eid festivals.
The main men's prayer hall of the London Central Mosque (Regent’s Park Mosque), designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and completed in 1977.
The Brick Lane Mosque seen from along Fournier Street, with the 2009 minaret in the background.
The men's main prayer hall of the Brick Lane Mosque, which also served as the main worship space for the building's former uses as a synagogue and church.
Classrooms in the roof space of the main building of the Brick Lane Mosque, which were added by the synagogue c 1898 after it acquired the building.
The Baitul Futuh Mosque, Morden, is a new building that is part of a larger religious complex.
The library of the Baitul Futuh Mosque complex is in a converted building on the site.
The interior of the Baitul Futuh Mosque is restrained and simple, with a large central dome and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The glazed central hall of the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, Westbourne Park, which serves as a multifunctional space, connecting the prayer hall and the community facilities.
The interior of the glazed central hall of the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre, which serves as overspill prayer space for the Friday prayer and as a multipurpose space at other times.
The Islamic Centre of England, Maida Vale, London: a good example of a historic listed building that was converted into a mosque in 1998 with little external adaptations. The original building was constructed in 1912 as a cinema and had been subsequently reused as a dance hall and bingo hall before becoming a mosque.
The main prayer hall of the Islamic Centre of England.
The front elevation of Kingston Mosque, seen from East Road.
The interior of the men's prayer hall of Kingston Mosque, showing the mihrab against the front wall of the building and how the arched windows are intended to give the space an Islamic character. A chandelier is used as a central feature in the place where a dome might be expected.

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Last Updated 19 March 2018

Felicity Page

Very beautiful and innovative use of existing and new builds.