London, the "others" religions
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London, the religious architecture reflect the history of a multicultural empire, with centres of worship for a multitude of faiths. The largest religious groupings are Christians (58.2 per cent), but Islam is London's largest minority religion and in England, 40% of Muslims live in London, mainly concentrated in the east London boroughs. London Central Mosque is a well-known landmark on the edge of Regent's Park, and there are many other mosques in the city. Over half of the UK's Hindu population live in London, where the Hindu temple at Neasden was the largest Hindu temple in Europe before the Shri Venkateswara of Tividale. The long history of Jews in London begins with the first Jews arriving in 1657 and Bevis Marks Synagogue built in 1701 is the oldest synagogue in the United Kingdom still in use. In 1899 the maps showed a predominantly Jewish population in the areas of Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Mile End, today predominantly populated by Muslims.