OGSW slogan

9–10 June 2018

9–10 June 2018

Museum of Methodism, John Wesley's House and Wesley's Chapel

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–15:00

Activities

Free entrance to the museum. Experience what life was like inside Wesley's House as we open the front door of the house bring it to life with re-enactors. Baking to taste in the kitchen with the cook, Betsy the housekeeper doing her chores and John Wesley himself in his study.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

49 City Road
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 1AU

Buses

21, 43, 76, 141, 214, 271

Station

Old Street

Cycle hire station

Leonard Circus (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

The gardens and museum are fully accessible, however Wesley's House is not due to a Georgian staircase. The main courtyard is cobbled.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Dogs are not permitted anywhere on site with the exception of guide dogs, which are permitted within the grounds.

The Garden

Wesley's Chapel was built in 1778 by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. It is one of London's undiscovered architectural jewels, a fine example of Georgian architecture and a grade I-listed building.

The grounds of the Chapel are now public gardens but were originally part of the cemetery. There you can wander through a tranquil green refuge and escape the bustle of City Road. Visit the Physic Garden, see our beautiful fuchsia trees and walk through the corridor of London plane trees. In the cemetery garden at the rear you can sit on one of our benches and survey the roses, lavenders and ivies.

Entrance into our Chapel, Museum and tours of Wesley’s House are all free.

Caretakers: Adrian and Dino
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 11:00–15:00

Activities

Free entrance to the museum. Experience what life was like inside Wesley's House as we open the front door of the house bring it to life with re-enactors. Baking to taste in the kitchen with the cook, Betsy the housekeeper doing her chores and John Wesley himself in his study.

Entrance (Sells Tickets)

49 City Road
Nearest postcode: EC1Y 1AU

Buses

21, 43, 76, 141, 214, 271

Station

Old Street

Cycle hire station

Leonard Circus (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

The gardens and museum are fully accessible, however Wesley's House is not due to a Georgian staircase. The main courtyard is cobbled.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Dogs are not permitted anywhere on site with the exception of guide dogs, which are permitted within the grounds.

Nearby gardens with similar opening times
St Joseph's Garden E9 6PX
0.3 km / 0.2 miles
Saturday: 10:00–17:00
Sunday: 10:00–17:00
A patch of green in a densely urban environment. A haven for birds. A small space to pause and be refreshed. A modest tribute to the late Cardinal Basil Hume.

Lever Street Community Garden EC1V 3SW
0.6 km / 0.4 miles
Saturday: 13:00–16:30
Sunday: 13:00–16:30
Prize-winning garden with raised beds for 17 local people growing a variety of vegetables on a previously neglected site. Fruit trees and bushes, shrubs, flowering plants and a communal herb bed.

The Golden Baggers EC1Y 0ST
0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Saturday: 10:30–16:30
Sunday: 11:00–16:00
Community food-growing space in disused playground, comprising 42 boxes for growing a range of produce and wildlife-friendly plants. Tea, coffee and cakes.

St Luke's Community Centre EC1V 8AJ
0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Saturday: 12:00–16:00
Sunday: 12:00–16:00
Three contrasting community garden spaces - a tranquil roof terrace garden, an urban food growing space and a small woodland garden.

Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street EC2Y 8BR
0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Saturday: 10:00–16:00
Sunday: 12:00–16:00
A unique green space in the City, this garden is tended by Barbican Wildlife Group volunteers to enhance bio-diversity and to provide a peaceful environment for visitors.