London's Southall has strong Indian and Pakistani roots mixed with communities from all over the World. You'll find women in colourful saris, pavement food stalls selling samosas and Indian sweets, and bright fabrics hanging in shop fronts. Add to this the bhangra music in the air, and the hustle and bustle of a vibrant local economy, all of which makes a visit to Southall unforgettable.
There's no better time to visit Southall than around the Festival of Lights or Diwali. The main shopping area is along Southall Broadway on Uxbridge Road. Southall Market on Uxbridge Road opposite North Road is open on Friday and Saturday (by far the busiest day).