Indian Gymkhana


Thornbury Avenue TW7 4NQ
United Kingdom
Date began: 
01 Dec 1916

The Indian Gymkhana Club was founded in December 1916 in Mill Hill, North London. It was opened with the help of Lord Hawke. Although the main purpose was to provide a cricket ground, the club also catered for tennis, football and hockey. Many Indian Maharajas were involved with the Gymkhana. The Maharaja of Patiala gave a generous donation in 1921 to keep the club going and move to a new location in Osterley Park. Iftikhar Ali Khan, the Nawab of Pataudi, played cricket for the Gymkhana in the 1920s.

The Indian Gymkhana continues to flourish today:


Iftikhar Ali Khan (Nawab of Pataudi), Bhupinder Singh (Maharaja of Patiala).

Published works: 

The Indian Gymkhana Club (Chiswick: Broad and Co., n.d.)