John Wesley's House

Date of building: 1779

49 City Road

Making a visit

Phone: 02072532262

Step back into Eighteenth Century London with a visit to one of London’s finest surviving examples of a small Georgian house. Built by Wesley in 1779, he lived here the last twelve winters of his life, in the summer months he would visit and preach to his Methodist societies round the country. The house also provided a home for the preachers of the Chapel, their families and servants. The house contains many of John Wesley's belongings and furniture, including his electrical machine and his study chair. His small Prayer Room is considered by Methodists all over the world to be the Power House of Methodism.

Significant Inhabitants

John Wesley

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 12 noon - 1.45pm

Entrance Fee

Free. Donations gratefully received.


Tube: Old Street (exit 4) (Northern Line City Branch)
         Moorgate (Northern, Circle and Metropolitan Lines)

Rail: Moorgate, Liverpool Street, City ThamesLink

Bus: 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271


Period rooms yes
Museum Exhibition yes
Café no
Education program no
Wheelchair access yes
Disabled toilets yes
Baby Changing yes
Public Events yes
Private Room Hire yes
Shop yes