The multiculturalism of the UK capital is famous, and dominating this tapestry in terms of minority groups are those that identify as Muslim. The last census figures, admittedly from way back in 2001, showed that the city is home to over 40% of the UK’s entire Muslim population. Just as incredible is the fact that well over 12% of London residents are Muslim. This enormous population of more than 600,000 individuals spans communities from all over the Islamic world – the venerable Bengali community whose heartland is so famously represented by the many Bangladeshi halal restaurants down East London’s Brick Lane, plus South Asians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; Turkish, Cypriot and Bosnian Muslims; Muslims from numerous Arab countries, including a sizeable Iraqi population; Maghreb peoples including those from Algeria and Egypt, as well as East and West African enclaves. Halal restaurants are integral to these London communities. If you’re not familiar with the city’s Islamic cultural landscape but are keen to find out where London’s halal restaurants call home, all you have to do is point yourself in the right direction!