Sikh Dharamsala, London


Sinclair Road
W14 0NJ
United Kingdom
Other names: 

Sikh Gurdwara

Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Dharamsala

Date began: 
01 Jan 1911

The Khalsa Jatha, the first Sikh society in the UK was founded in 1908. In 1911, the first Sikh Gurdwara was founded in London. During the visit of the Maharaja of Patiala to London in 1911, he was approached by Khalsa Jatha members to set up a Gurdwara. The Maharaja donated £1000 and the Gurdwara was opened in Putney and then moved to 79 Sinclair Road, London - a Georgian terrace in Shepherds Bush. The Gurdwara was named the Bhupinder Dharamsala after the Maharaja who was present at the opening.

Key individuals: 
Secondary works: 

Bance, Peter, The Sikhs in Britain. 150 Years of Photographs (Stroud: Sutton, 2007)

Visram, Rozina, Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History (London: Pluto Press, 2002)