It comes as a pleasant surprise to find amongst the busy and bustling working area just north of the City, this peaceful cobbled courtyard, home to a still-in-use 18th century Methodist Chapel and Wesley’s House.
Built in 1779, the house was the home of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, for the last 12 years of his life.
Wesley’s House is now a museum open to the public and shows what the inside of the house would have looked like when Wesley lived and died there.
Just in front is a small physic garden. Wesley set up the first free dispensary in London giving out medical advice and remedies for people who couldn’t afford a doctor.
A bronze statue of Wesley stands at the entrance to the courtyard with the inscription “the world is my parish” and his tomb can be found in the garden at the rear.
Photograph: John H Darch