The Abbey Mills Mosque, also known as the London Markaz or Masjid-e-Ilyas, is a mosque located in Stratford, east London, currently accommodating up to 2,500 people. It had been proposed to expand it to a larger Islamic centre covering a 7.3-hectare (18-acre) site. It was originally reported that the structure, had it been built, would have been the largest religious building in Britain and the largest mosque in Europe. For this reason the proposed building is often informally referred to in the press as the "mega-mosque".
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