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Saris and Sherwanis on London's Green Street - Little Observationist
A few years ago – the last time I went with my dad to see his beloved West Ham play at Upton Park – we took a walk along Green Street after the game in search of a snack. Where we ended up for food, I can’t remember, but I do remember being fascinated with shop window after shop window displaying glittering, colourful saris and sparkling costume jewellery. I remember adding “try on a sari one day” to my mental bucket list. It so happens that a good friend is getting married in a 4-day Indian wedding bash on a beach in Kenya next month. Jorge and I need outfits. While I’ve been able to borrow saris from her, I needed a petticoat to go under one of them and Jorge was after a sherwani to wear for the ceremony. So an afternoon on Green Street was in order. This area shows off London’s amazing diversity at its finest. The area is home to a large Pakistani community which meant a pretty significant proportion of women walking along the street had their heads covered. There’s also huge Indian and Bangladeshi communities here so the crowds were full of vibrant saris too. Probably the next most …