Methodist Central Hall, Matthew Parker Street, Westminster, London SW1H 9. 1905-11. Architects: Lanchester and Rickards. Renovated 2004-2005. According to the Hall's own website, “The site was formerly occupied by the Royal Aquarium (primarily a music hall), which was purchased by money raised through a huge Methodist fund raising venture.” The British Listed Buildings site described the building's construction as follows: “Portland stone facing, early reinforced concrete frame (on the Kahn system) and steel trussed Lead clad square dome. Symmetrically composed, free standing,monumental block in Rickards' sophisticated Continental Baroque, with square masses, disciplined by a giant Corinthian order, building up to massive square French dome.”

Window with sculpted flanking figures and a photograph of the figures.

Female faces and lions.

Other Views and Related Material

  • The dome (detail)
  • Methodism
  • John Wesley
  • Victorian evangelicals
  • The website of Methodist Central Hall

  • Photographs, text, and formatting by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]


    Methodist Central Hall, WestminsterBritish Listed Buildings. Listing NGR: TQ2988979554. Web. 8 July 2013.

    Last modified 8 July 2013