I have in the past mentioned in this blog the connection of H.G.Wells with my home town of Woking(link here) . He wrote his most famous novel "War of the Worlds" whilst living here in 1898. He based his novel of an alien invasion from Mars in and around Woking, Surrey and West London. Much of the landscape and areas he described in the book were real places that he came across on his long walks and cycle rides in and around the town.
Mosque. If you haven't read "War of the Worlds" do yourself a favour and get hold of a copy and enjoy!