India on your doorstep: walking and tasting tour with acclaimed food writer

Discover India on your doorstep with this exclusive walking and tasting tour of Southall with awarding winning food author and historian Monisha Bharadwaj

Monisha will take us on a tour which will challenge any preconceptions people may have of Southall and show the colours, vibrancy, flavours and architecture the Indian community have bought to the area. We'll also be exploring the Hindu and Sikh religions, and we've organised for you to have a meal in the Sikh temple (Sri Guru Sigh Sabha Gurdwara). 

This is the second time the meetup will be held - having been the first ever World in London experience a few weeks ago. Demand was so high we wanted to run it again.

What to expect from the tour (and what's included in the price)

Small group - you'll all get a chance to chat to Monisha

Unique insights, stories & history from Monisha

Visit of shops, markets and other points of interest (eg marriage bureau)

Tastings of selected foods from markets

Visit to one of the most beautiful Hindu temples in London

Visit and meal in the Sri Guru Sigh Sabha Gurdwara 

Meet your World in London host, Monisha

Monisha, who grew up in Mumbai and moved to the UK aged 22, is something of a polymath. She studied ancient Indian history and journalism, before embarking on a successful career in dance and food. She has won numerous awards for her work including 'Cookery Writer of the Year' and has written 14 books, appeared on numerous television shows and written regular newspaper columns. She now runs an acclaimed cookery school - Cooking with Monisha - and has recently appeared as a guest lecturer at SOAS to give a series of talks on 'The History and Culture of India through its food'. World in London is incredibly honoured to have such a talented individual as a host for one of our first events.

Other details

Booking tickets

Please use the Paypal system to reserve your place. Any problems with this, please contact me directly.

Venue and getting there:

Please arrive at Southall railway station at 3pm sharp. Southall is only 15 minute train ride from London Paddington. Trains depart roughly every 15 minutes. 


Please ring[masked] if any problems on the day. Email [masked] if any more questions ahead of time

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  • Alex O.

    There are moments when travelling abroad that make you feel alive - whether it's the diverse people you meet, the unique experiences you live or the places you encounter... World in London definitely proved this really can - and does - exist on our doorstep yesterday - whilst dressed in a headscarf, eating traditional Indian curry in the middle of a Sikh temple! Thanks so much to Ed and Monisha for a truly fascinating event.

    2 · April 20, 2014

    • Ed H.

      Thanks so much for your kind words Alex. Glad u enjoyed!

      April 21, 2014

    • Ed H.

      and Hollie! thought it was an individual reply but just seen it goes to all!

      April 21, 2014

  • Mary L.

    I've signed up for a trip to Rye and Dover that day. I hope you get a good turnout.

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a pity! I am not in London otherwise I would LOVE to go! Hopefully you will organise it again and I will have the chance to attend.

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Alicia

      A pity indeed, I missed the last walk & I'm hosting my own event this day so sadly cannot join you, but I am so craving to go on Monisha's tour - and with luck sample some pani puri!

      1 · April 13, 2014

    • Ed H.

      Hope you can join soon Alicia

      April 14, 2014

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