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O'Neills pub is a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London. At one church, the only thing being worshipped is beer -- at another, gleaming cars are on sale. Increasingly, it seems, a different kind of conversion is taking place at Britain's churches. Due to a steady decline in religion and the high costs of maintaining these historic buildings, a rising number of churches are being given new lives that may have horrified their founders. — Photos by AFP.

The exterior of O'Neills pub, built in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The exterior of O'Neills pub, built in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
A sign promoting a twitter account is placed inside O'Neills pub built in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
A sign promoting a twitter account is placed inside O'Neills pub built in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
The interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
Another view of the interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.
Another view of the interior of O'Neills pub in a former Presbyterian church in Muswell Hill, north London.

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Iqbal Jan 28, 2014 04:30pm

It is beautiful use of the building. Let the real good spirits flow! And why is no one screaming "Blasphemy" i wonder ???

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Oshkosh Jan 29, 2014 01:49am

This is a good example of how practical and civilized Westerners are, nobody is out on the street protesting or destroying public property about this. Religion is dieing off in the west, so the Church is trying hard to recruit more people in the southern hemisphere!! Religious fanatics every, where please take note.

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