London Parks & Gardens Trust

Bloomsbury to Shoreditch and back

Wesley's Chapel

Wesley's Chapel

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Directions

When you emerge from Bunhill Fields, Wesley's Chapel is facing you to the left, while the ride continues through Epworth Street, facing you to the right, opposite the fortified headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company.

Description

The Mother Church of World Methodism Chapel was opened in April 1778 but rebuilt in 1891. The Chapel Keeper's House, entrance gates and railings are late 18c. Wesley's house, where he lived when in London between 1779 and 1791, is now a museum. The forecourt has notable planes and the Wesley memorial with a bronze statue. Behind the chapel is a small graveyard (visible later from Tabernacle Street) with plain chest tombs and the monument of John Wesley with pyramid and urn.