The London Central Mosque, Westminster, Greater London

The London Central Mosque, also known as Regent's Park Mosque, was built by John Laing & Son Ltd between 1974 and 1977. The mosque was designed by English architect Sir Frederick Gibberd, who won an international competition to design the mosque in 1969. Various attempts had been made to build a mosque in central London since 1900. In 1940 the Secretary of State for the Colonies pointed out to Prime Minister Winston Churchill that the British Empire ruled over more Muslims than Christians and it was absurd to have no central place of worship for them in the capital. The Regent's Park site was provided for the construction of a mosque in 1940 but it took another 30 years to acquire planning approval for an acceptable design.


Greater London Westminster


1970s (1970 - 1979)



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