Southall Broadway

Located in the south-west of London, Southall has got to be one of the most interesting districts in Britain. Famous for having the largest concentration of South Asian people outside of the Indian Subcontinent, Southall is full of brilliant and marvellous things. Here are a few historical facts: At one time it was home to one of the worlds largest Asylums, known as Hanwell. During the war, it was heavily bombed by the Nazis and in the 1970's a massive race-riot broke out after the murder of teenager Gurdeep Singh Chagaar. A tavern (now closed) known as The Glassy Junction was the first pub in England to accept both pounds and rupees. In July 2013 I spent two days wandering its streets with a camera, attempting to capture the everyday thrall of the UK's most multicultural quarter. 

Asian Musical Instrument Shop.

Haberdashers Emporium. 
Street Scene.

Multi-faith Funeral Directors.
Tabla Repairsman.
Family Business.

Mango Vendor.
Video Store.

The Infamous Himalaya Palace (former cinema).
Colourful Indian Bus.
Problems Problems.
The Wandering Ascetic of Southall.

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