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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

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Camellias at Chiswick House

The Chiswick House Gardens Camellia Festival is believed to be the oldest collection of camellias under glass in the western world. Housed in the conservatory, the display is at its best during February and March and includes both rare and historically important camellias, all of the Japonica variety, in pink, red, white and striped. Throughout the year, Chiswick House Gardens plays host to open-air operas, open-air cinema screenings, the Chiswick House Dog Show, a pumpkin party to celebrate Halloween and pop-up sculpture exhibitions in its grounds.

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HOUNSLOW

Every April, thousands of local people parade through the streets of Hounslow for Vaisakhi, considered a highlight of the Sikh calendar. It’s a spectacle of sound and colour. The procession often attracts more than 7,000 people who make their way from the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha temple in Alice Way (see p15) to Gurdwara Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha at 142 Martindale Road. The sounds of their beating nagara drums can be heard reverberating as they go. The festival celebrates the founding of the Sikh community and also marks the arrival of spring.

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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