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Abbeys and Religious Buildings in London

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Abbeys and Religious buildings within the UK, by county. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information. This same information is also available in alphabetical order.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.

Codes Used on this page

Wiki=Wikipedia  EH=English Heritage  NT=National Trust  PEH=Pastscape  F.=Founded  Dis.=Dissolved

Condition: [A] First rate example; [B] Major Remains; [C] Identifiable Remains; [D] Modest Remains;
[E] Little Surviving


Alt. Name * [Formal Name / dedication]

Location Grid
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Website Links

Communities & history [condition]

Aldgate Nunnery

[The Nunnery of the Virgin and Saint Francis, without Aldgate]



Franciscan nuns

Bentley Friary




Augustinian friars * site now occupied by private mansion, formerly in use as a girls school, then a hotel * now in ownership of R.A.F. Bentley Priory

Bermondsey Abbey




Benedictine monks * later Cluniac monks [E]

Bromley-by-Bow Priory

Stratford-at-Bow Priory



Benedictine nuns

Ealing Abbey [monastic]

[The Abbey Church of Saint Benedict, Ealing]



Benedictine (from Downside) 1897 * priory 1916 * abbey 1955 [A]

Feltham Priory

Feltham Nunnery



Benedictine nuns 1868 * (trns to Twickenham)

Haliwell Priory




Augustinian Canons Regular

Holywell nunnery, Shoreditch




Benedictine monks

Hornchurch Priory [Church Use]

Monasterium Cornutum * Havering Priory * [The Priory Church of Saint Nicholas and Saint Bernard, Hornchurch]



(a cell of the Hospice of St. Bernard, Monte Jovis in Savoy) 1159-1390 * site now occupied by St. Andrews C.E. parish church

Hounslow Priory





Kilburn Priory




Augustinian Canonesses

Lewisham Priory





London Charterhouse [Reused], Charterhouse Square




Carthusian, part now a private boys' school and part an almshouse [E]

Richmond Priory

Sheen Priory



Carthusian c.1414 [E]

Ruislip Priory





Saint Helen's, Bishopsgate [Church Use]




Benedictine nuns * church now in parochial use

Smithfield Priory [Church Use]

[The Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew, Smithfield]



Augustinian Canons 1123-1539, now in parochial use

Stratford Langthorne Abbey




Savignac monks 1135 * Cistercian monks 1147-1538

The London Buddhist Vihara [monastic], * The Avenue, Chiswick




Buddhist trns from Heathfield Gardens 1994

The London Buddhist Vihara, * Foster House, Ealing




Buddhist 1926 * trns to Gloucester Road post1926

The London Buddhist Vihara, * Gloucester Road, London




Buddhist post1926-c.1940, 1955-1964 * trns to Heathfield Gardens, Chiswick 1964, requisitioned during World War II

The London Buddhist Vihara, * Heathfield Gardens, Chiswick




Buddhist trns from Heathfield Gardens, Chiswick 1964 * trns to The Avenue, Chiswick 1994

Tooting Priory




Benedictine monks

Twickenham Priory




Benedictine monks (trns from Feltham) * (trns to West Malling)

Westminster Abbey [Church Use]  

[The Abbey Church of Saint Peter in Westminster]



Benedictine monks c.960-1540, 1556-1559, episcopal cathedral 1540-1550 * now in use as a royal peculiar [B]


Location Guides Not linked

St Paul's Cathedral, London

Saint Margaret's Church, Westminster, London


See Also:

Abbey and Religious Buildings Section for all articles, lists and location guides on Abbey's, Cathedrals, Churches, Holy Wells etc.


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