Join expert guide Rav Singh on a journey through the streets of Chelsea and South Kensington as he brings to life stories from the Kingdom of Lahore and the Sikhs.
Starting from the National Army Museum, and taking in the institutions on Royal Hospital Road, the tour delves into the details of the Anglo-Sikh Wars and the annexation of the Kingdom. At St Luke’s Church, the tour moves on to explore how the Sikhs were classified as a ‘martial race’ and recruited to become a significant part of the army of British India.
In Hyde Park and Exhibition Road, you’ll discover how the treasures of the Punjab were part of the Great Exhibition and continue to be displayed in London’s world-famous museums. Finally, we will return to the National Army Museum via Sloane Street learning about the people from Punjab who resided at Nell Gwynn House.
About your guide
Rav Singh is the founder of A Little History of the Sikhs, an organisation that has been turning research in modern-day Sikh history and heritage into walking tours for the past eight years. His research papers on Sikh History on the Streets of Kensington and Chelsea and British Imperial and Sikh History on the Streets of Westminster have recently been published in the Sikh Research Journal.