Ealing Area Guide
What’s it all about:Ealing is an area in West London that falls into the London Borough of Ealing.
Ealing — Ealing is one of the largest outer London boroughs with easy access to central London. Ealing has long been known as the queen of the suburbs and home to the world's oldest continuously working film studio. Ealing was historically a rural village in the county of Middlesex and formed an ancient parish. Improvement in communications with London, culminating with the opening of the railway station in 1838, shifted the local economy to market garden supply and eventually to suburban development. As part of the growth of London in the 20th century, Ealing significantly expanded and increased in population,becoming a municipal borough in 1901 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It now forms a significant commercial and retail centre with a developed night time economy. Ealing has the characteristics of both suburban and inner-city developments.
Culture & Development:
Eagling’s town Centre is often colloquial with Ealing Broadway, the name of both a rail interchange & a shopping Centre. Ealing Broadway shopping centre is really close to the railway/tube station and there are a large variety of stores to choose from.
There are your regular chain stores as well as some smaller shops too. There's places to eat and have a coffee and even outside the shopping centre there are more shops.
There is a large open space/square, so you can sit down and watch people go by.
Seasonal and sustainable produce has been the focus of this family-run neighbourhood restaurant since 1984. Menus change monthly but you’re sure to see clever techniques and quirky pairings whatever the time of year.
In the heart of Ealing Broadway, you will find an unexpected offering from Mark Askew, former executive chef of Gordon Ramsay Holdings. The concept is all-day American diner
Ealing park Tavern
This restored coaching inn has received regular praise from critics, most notably from a recent mention in the Michelin Guide 2016. The bustling dining room is light and welcoming, with a fire lit during colder months, and wood panelling and taxidermy asserting a modern country manor feel. The menu is ‘new traditional’ and centres around seasonal produce
With many neighbourhoods in Ealing, there are several hotspots for food shopping. Head to Northfield Avenue or Pitshanger for an old-fashioned high street experience, with butchers, delis, fishmongers and greengrocers all thriving.
Ealing’s rich history of the arts, culture and heritage has inspired a diverse range of arts and cultural organisations, formal and informal opportunities for getting involved and a year-round calendar of festivals and events as well as a mature cultural business sector. Ealing Studios which has occupied the same site on Ealing Green since 1931. It continues today as a thriving centre for film related businesses, including the Met Film School. Ealing’s contribution to the development of the British film industry is an important part of the history of the area. It continues to inspire local celebration of film including; Ealing Classic Cinema Club, Pitshanger Pictures and the University of West London Small Screen at the Dr William Barry Theatre and the newly established Ealing Music and Film Festival. The reinstatement of a multiplex cinema in central Ealing will further provide opportunities for audiences to see and enjoy the very best of international cinema
With its central location,
Ealing has 19 major open areas designated as green belt or Metropolitan Open Land and a total of 8.5 square kilometres of parks and green spaces, 14 sports facilities, 13 libraries, 22 community centres, over 25 conservation areas and a significant number of listed heritage buildings and sites.
Head down to Warpole Park with Impressive and tranquil grounds that belonged to the architect Sir John Soane in the early nineteenth century.