My visit here was only intended to be brief, an adjunct to my main aim, which was to see Bunhill Fields Burial Ground..
However, I spent a bit over 2 hours here. The Chapel is a superb example & far more ornate than John Wesley left it., thanks to the many ornamental additions provided thanks to generous donations. ( I wondered how he would feel about that )
A very pleasant Lady greeted me as soon as I entered the Chapel & gave me a quick tour, pointing out some interesting facts & then left me to absorb the atmosphere & study the fabric of the building.
The adjoining Foundery is a much plainer, simpler room & it is easier to visualise Wesley in these surroundings.
Wesley's house has recently been restored & it is an excellent period piece-the work is not quite done but the guide still provided a tour.
The garden at the rear of the Chapel contains quite a few graves & of course John Wesley's, too. Being surrounded by modern, reflective glass covered buildings makes for some interesting camera shots.
A real bonus to a visit here is the unexpected gem of the Toilets that serve the Chapel. They are a magnificent example of the Victorian Age, with Marble floors, urinals, hand basins etc & also the original toilets & cisterns. ( I can vouch for the Men's facilities but it must be for a Female reviewer to check out the Ladies. )
All of the above is free to view but of course,, a donation is appreciated.
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