Religious Faith in London: Buddhists

A little over 85,000 people in London classify themselves as Buddhists, according to the last census. Although just 1% of the population of the capital is Buddhist, this is double the rate for Britain as a whole.

Buddhists are spread throughout the boroughs of London but the largest numbers are in a line through Barnet, Camden and Westminster.  Greenwich also has a sizeable Buddhist community.

Religion Buddhists

London was the location for the first Buddhist temple to be  built in the UK, the Wat Buddhapadipa in Wimbledon. One of the most recognizable riverside landmarks in the city is the Peace Pagoda that looks out over the Thames in Battersea Park, which was a gift from a Japanese Buddhist order.

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See also

The capital is the most religious region of Britain

Religious Faith in London: Christians

Religious Faith in London: Muslims

Religious Faith in London: Hindus

Religious Faith in London: Sikhs

Religious Faith in London: Jews

Religious Faith in London: Non-believers