London Buddhist Vihara in London, UK Location, Opening times, How to Reach by Bus, Metro

London Buddhist Vihara in London, UK Address, Phone Number, Email, Hours, Website, Events, Facilites, How to Reach by Bus, Metro and Social Media

The London Buddhist Vihara is a leading centre for Theravada Buddhism. It serves as a focal point for Buddhist activities and teachings, providing a place for worship, meditation, and community engagement.

Address: The Avenue, London W4 1UD, United Kingdom.

Phone: +44 20 8995 9493


Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: (8.30 – 11 am) (2 – 8 pm)


Map: View Google direction here.

About London Buddhist Vihara

Opened: 1877

Architects: Richard Norman Shaw, E. J. May

Headquarters: United Kingdom

The London Buddhist Vihara is one of the main Theravada Buddhist temples in the United Kingdom. The Vihara was the first Sri Lankan Buddhist monastery to be established outside Asia. Established in 1926, the Vihara is managed by the Anagarika Dharmapala Trust in Colombo.

Events in London Buddhist Vihara

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London Buddhist Vihara Visitor Facilites

  • The Vihara Library is housed in the main hall.
  • This library contains sets of the Buddhist Canon in English and Asian languages, ola-leaf manuscripts, bound sets of periodicals, books on Buddhism and related subjects-over 2600 items.
  • The library is open to students and friends of the London Buddhist Vihara.
  • Please contact the Vihara to arrage access to the collection.
  • The bookstall has over 200 titles in paperbacks covering a wide range of Theravada Buddhism.
  • Publications include those from Buddhist Publications Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Buddhist Missionary Society, Kuala Lumpur, as well as books published in the UK.
  • Please send a Stamped Addressed Envelope (size C5, 23x16cm) for a book list
  • Classes in Buddhism for Beginners and for Advanced Students are held every week.
  • Meditation classes are held every Wednesday
Evening Puja
  • Puja and chanting is held every evening at 6.00pm.
  • It is live-streamed on the Vihara YouTube and facebook channels
Dress Code
  • Devotees and Visitors are advised to wear clothing to cover the body appropriately when visiting the Vihara.
  • Exposed shoulders, sleeveless tops, shorts and short skirts are considered inappropriate and disrespectful.
  • Visitors should remove hats, caps, shoes and slippers when entering the Shrine room

*For more information visit here.

Type of Classes in London Buddhist Vihara

  • Dhamma School
  • Meditation
  • Advanced Classes
  • For Beginners
  • Sutta Classes

Meditation Classes

Days Timing
  • Drop in Meditation: 10 to 11am
  • Meditation Guidance with Zoom Session: 7:00 to 8:30pm
  • Drop in Meditation: 3:00 to 4:00pm
Last Saturday of every month
  • Monthly Meditation Retreat: 3.00 to 6.00 pm

*For more information visit here.

London Buddhist Vihara Calendar 2023

View the London Buddhist Vihara Calendar 2023 through the above link.

How / Ways to Reach London Buddhist Vihara by Bus/ Metro / Taxi?

By Bus

By Metro

By Taxi

  • Kings Cars
  • Taxi Acton Town
  • Bloomfield Executive Cars

Contact London Buddhist Vihara on Social Media

London Buddhist Vihara Gallery

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