London Buddhist Vihara
This discreet place, on a residential street in Turnham Green, is the UK's leading centre for Theravada Buddhism. Its legacy stretches back all the way to 1926 and, though it might have moved buildings a couple of times, it claims to be the first Buddhist monastery established outside Asia. We're not ones to doubt (or spend too long fact-checking). Inside is a very simple operation where classes on Buddhism and meditation often happen. They have drop-in classes on Wednesdays and the second Saturday of every month if you fancy a change of pace. It welcomes all comers and promotes kindness, generosity and positivity - all the good stuff.