Wesley's Chapel, House & Museum of Methodism
LONDON EC1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Wesley's Chapel has been the Mother Church of World Methodism since its construction in 1778. The crypt houses a museum which traces the development of Methodism from the 18th century to the present day. Wesley's house - built by him in 1779 - was his home when not touring and preaching. Special events are held on May 24th (the anniversary of Wesley's conversion), and November 1st (the anniversary of the Chapel's opening).
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Chapel & museum fully accessible. Many stairs and no lift make the house inaccessible
- Facilities: Lift to the crypt of the chapel (museum)
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Mon-Sat, 10-4, Sun 12-2. Closed Thu 12.45-1.30, Xmas-New Year, BHs (last entry 30mins before closing)
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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