Peoples’ views, emotions and practices of home may concern not only the domestic space but also neighborhoods or some specific places inside them. Gurdwaras can be interpreted as semi-public spaces whereby an ethnic-religious minority – the Sikhs – try to enact a spatial, social and political appropriation over the local urban environment, hence to recreate a sense of home in it. This process can be referred to as ‘domestication’, as a multidirectional and multidimensional progression through which a highly diverse community tries to control, modify and possibly render the external environment homely, in a number of respects: spatial, political, social and cultural ones. As they do so, they are simultaneously conditioned by it. In this process, gurdwaras play a crucial role. Starting from this insight, I present a typology of Sikh gurdwaras and explore the concept of domestication, based on a case study in Southall, West London.