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HOUNSLOW

IN THE CENTRE

The town of Hounslow has existed since the 13th century and lies in the middle of the borough where the roads from Bath and Staines meet. Its Anglo-Saxon name can be found in the Domesday Book. The town is perhaps the most multicultural part of the borough, with temples and mosques joining the area’s churches. Off Hanworth Road in Alice Way is the welcoming Sikh temple, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha. It opens its doors to all visitors but you must remove your shoes and cover your head to go inside, and if Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha you go into the prayer hall you must sit with your legs crossed not stretched out in front of you. Its community kitchen provides visitors with free vegetarian lunches. Just collect a tray and food is served at the service hatch.

Hounslow High Street as it once looked

The Laxmi Narayan Temple, at 60 Neville Close, is a modern-built temple with its open hall elaborately decorated with Hindu gods and goddesses. The temple trustees are on a mission to raise funds to complete the second phase of the building works, and the temple is open to all comers, serving free vegetarian lunches and laying on community activities and events.

Hounslow High Street as it is today

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Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

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