Central Hall Westminster is a truly remarkable building proving to be a memorable and inspiring visit for many. Central Hall serves both as a Methodist Church and Conference Centre in the heart of Westminster and welcomes visitors daily, inviting them to view the magnificent Great Hall and absorb the historical building.
Methodist Central Hall Westminster was erected to mark the centenary of John Wesley’s death, the founder of Methodism in 1791. After years of fundraising and the purchase of a central London site, Methodist Central Hall finally opened in 1912 as a gift from the Methodist people, from across Britain and the World.
Central Hall Westminster has hosted many important events and meetings in its time, the most significant being the very first General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946. Proving the strength of Central Hall Westminster’s conference and meeting abilities.
The Great Hall, one of our most visited rooms houses a magnificent organ, containing 4,731 pipes and a beautifully decorated domed ceiling. There is a long tradition of great music making within the Methodist Central Hall, and this is continued though Church services and regular free public organ recitals.
Free guided tours are available daily from the Visitor Services reception desk between 9.30 and 17.00. To see the Great Hall its best to check availability to avoid disappointment, as it is a popular conference space.
Our gift shop stocks Central Hall memorabilia, as well as Bibles, Hymn books and publications regarding Methodism.
Our warm staff ensure our visitors receive the best hospitality. We hope that your visit is both educational and inspiring.
For further enquiries, please contact Visitor Services.