There are some largest religious groups in the London population such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, other religion, and even with no religion at all. This various religion in London exists because people who live there are from a multicultural country. So, they have many religions.
Religious Groups In London Population
Based on the 2011 census, the largest religious group in the London population are Christian followed by no religion, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhist, and other.
Historically, London has been predominantly by Christian which has around 50 churches. King Henry Vlll set up the Church of England in 1534. It is still the country’s official church and also has many London members.
London also has three Anglican churches. They are St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, and Westminster Abbey (where Britain’s Kings and Queens are crowned).
Islam in London becomes the second largest religion. Many members of London’s Islamic community are Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Arabs, Turks, and smaller minority groups.
The Islamic places called Mosque range from ordinary local buildings to the impressive Central London Mosque in Regent’s Park. London’s first Mosque was established by Mohamad Dollie in 1895.
Hindu religion is from the Indians who are living in London. Over half of the UK Hindu population lives in London. In 1995, a magnificent place was built in the northwestern suburb of Neasden for Hindus. It is called Swaminarayan Temple which was carved with marble and limestone from India.
Other temples are located nearby as well as in South and East London. Moreover, Hare Krishna (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) is sometimes seen on the streets of London.
The Jewish population is the most heavily concentrated in London which ranks thirteenth in the world as a Jewish population center. London’s Jewish community grew in the 19th century. There are significant Jewish communities in parts of north London such as Stamford Hill and Golders Green.
Sikh and Buddhist
The other religions are Sikh and Buddhist. The Sikh population is mainly settled around the west of the London city. The largest Sikh temple in London is Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. Meanwhile for Buddhists who live in London is just 1 percent.
The largest religious groups In the London population are Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, other religion, and even with no religion at all. This various religion in London exists because people who live there are from a multicultural country.