“London prayers are going down, going down, going down, London prayers are going down, my screwed city.”
The Mecca of the city: In a London street, the faithful find a way to pray as their mosque overflows
Last updated at 11:24 PM on 3rd February 2012
In the shadow of the glass and steel skyscrapers of London’s Square Mile, hundreds of Muslims kneel in the street for Friday prayers.
Yesterday’s hour-long service a stone’s throw from the heart of the financial district proved so popular that worshippers filled the streets around the tiny community mosque.
City workers in pinstripe suits mixed with Muslims from the local Bangladeshi community, cramming into the streets beside a Bentley and other parked cars.