Visiting the Baraka Khan Visitor Gallery

A welcoming, shoes-on visitor gallery open to people of all faiths and none

A place to meet, learn and reflect

Baraka Khan Visitor Gallery (BKVG) is located on the first floor of East London Mosque. The BKVG is a unique space for welcoming visitors, with a perfect view of the main prayer hall, and facilities to present Islam and dispel misconceptions. It has enabled the East London Mosque to offer a better visitor experience. Combined with exhibitions and courses, it has raised levels of delivery and professionalism.

The purpose of the BKVG is to improve visitor experiences, create exhibitions on Islam and the common religious heritage of the Abrahamic faiths, promote awareness of Islam and multi-faith dialogue and support community engagement projects.

Funeral & Bereavement Observation Gallery

The East London Mosque is home to Haji Taslim Funerals—London’s longest running Muslim funeral service since 1960. They can advise on all aspects of funeral and burial arrangements.

The BKVG provides a reflective space overlooking the main prayer hall, for bereaving families to observe the Janazah (funeral) prayers.

Tours & Visits

We host many guests, visitors and dignitaries every year ranging from schools, universities, tourists, community organisations, health workers, police, policy makers, and many more.

The duration and topic of the visit can be tailored to the needs of visiting groups.

To organise a tour please email:


Media & Press Visits

For press and media enquiries please contact the East London Mosque’s media department by sending an email to:

Meetings & Events

The London Muslim Centre facilitates small to large events offering an array of function halls and meeting space.

The BKVG  offers an upgraded executive boardroom experience to hold your next meeting.

To explore hosting an event at the BKVG,  the bookings team are available on


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a dress code?

As a religious institution and place of worship, both male and female visitors are requested to observe a modest dress code. Modest attire for both men and women include the following: avoiding see-through, revealing and low-cut clothing. Shorts and dresses should reach below the knees, if you visit the mosque prayer hall you will need to take off your shoes and female visitors will be requested to use a head covering i.e. scarf.

Can we visit anytime?

To organise visits and tours you will need to pre-book your visit via email, in order that we may serve you better. The BKVG opening hours are Mon – Sun, 10am – 9pm. Tours and visits operate Mon – Thu from 10am – 6pm.

How do I attend a funeral at the BKVG?

The BKVG has a perfect view of the main prayer hall, where funeral prayers are conducted. Haji Taslim Funerals, our resident funeral service normally instructs families with non-Muslim guests on how to access the viewing gallery. If you are attending a funeral independently please enquire at the Mosque reception.