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Outstanding schools and pretty parks enhance the family-friendly atmosphere

"With both National Rail and Underground links, Ealing is a fantastic area for commuters."

Alexi Earl

"Home to many excellent restaurants and coffee shops, Ealing Green is the perfect spot when the sun is shining."

Alexi Earl

"Walpole Park was recently redesigned and offers total tranquility, just a stones throw from the centre of Ealing Broadway."

Alexi Earl

What is your favourite place?

Where do Ealing locals go?

The Clay Oven

An Ealing institution that does a great curry.

Cafe Zee

Great for breakfast, the eggs royale is amazing! Also the takeaway salad boxes are really tasty and varied.

Turtle Bay

A taste of the Caribbean; happy hour on cocktails in the evenings too!

The Red Lion

Great selection of beers and food in a traditional pub with a 'secret garden' out back. Sunday is Pieminster Day, where you can choose between a roast dinner or a selection of pies.

Will to Win

In a leafy location next to Lammas Park, this tennis centre offers tennis coaching and courts, as well as a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere.

Ealing Cricket Club

Ealing Cricket Club is a cricket ground in Ealing, London.The ground hosts regular matches, and also a firework display for Bonfire Night!

The Castle Inn

This Ealing pub offers an open mic night on Thursdays and on match days £7.50 will get you a burger, chips and pint! There's also a secret beer garden out the back...

Tribeca Studios

A New York City inspired group fitness studio, which also has a great smoothie bar!


An American diner serving hearty burgers, ribs and 2-4-1 cocktails every weekday evening.


Run by a mother and daughter who are always ready to help you find the perfect gift item!

Polski smak

A Polish deli selling a fantastic breakfast sandwich!


A Japanese fishmongers selling high-quality sushi and sashimi.

The New Inn

The best pub in Ealing for showing live sports. There's also a quiz on a Tuesday, poker on a Wednesday and a carvery on a Sunday - it's a very friendly place!

The Wheatsheaf

Ealing's best rugby pub, The Wheatsheaf serves proper British pub grub in its welcoming, traditionally decorated rooms.

The Rose & Crown

A cute little pub tucked away off St Mary's Road. It does brilliant bangers and mash, plus it has a lovely beer garden. Very good pub all and all.

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What do you love about Ealing?

Why do you find Ealing a great place to live?


"It has everything you need on your doorstep without the need to go into central London. There are always events happening too, including festivals every summer. "

September 2015


"Ealing is a great location. There's loads of green space and everything is nearby! "

July 2015


"Ealing is a leafy, comfy, laid-back adornment to London life. You're never too far from a good coffee house or restaurant and there's lots of choice for socialising. You have close links to the M4 and good transport options if commuting further in to the city."

January 2015


"Ealing is a mix of modern and countryside ambience. Outside the train station you can see a lot of shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, but if you walk a bit further inside, the picture changes to rows of Victorian houses. I've been told that these houses are one of the most expensive in the Greater London area. There is lots of greenery around and all amenities almost at your doorstep. On its western side are a number o... more

December 2014


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"The name Ealing is derived from "settlement of Gilla's people", which has been variously spelt as Illing, Gilling and Ylling before eventually ending up as the current spelling."

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Child-friendly activities near Ealing


The Drayton Court
Hartbeeps offers contemporary classes for babies and young children using state of the art music technology, over 100 original songs (including great re-works of classic nursery rhymes), sound effects and naturescapes as a platform for theatrical and multi-sensory mini productions. Bespoke programmes lead by our specialist teachers are suitable from birth and include; baby massage, baby calming, parentese, baby move & baby yoga, baby signing, puppetry, dress-up, dramatic play, musical storytelling, sensory and unusual props and lighting effects, happy claps, rhymes, raps and body percussion along with our very own soundplay(tm) systems supporting early developing speech and language. Mondays 12.45 (newborn) 1.45 (newborn) 2.45 (sitting) 3.45 (walking) Free trial if pre-booked Website

Pinnacle Performing Arts

Open Ealing Arts Centre
All classes are fun energetic and are all geared towards promoting a healthy active lifestyle. PPA classes are for children young people & adults who want to improve on or learn new Performing Arts & Fitness skills while having fun doing so. There are opportunities for students to take part in Dance Award & Duke of Edinburgh programmes & Lamda exams and to do work experience with the school.

Ceramics Cafe

The Ceramics Cafe offers you the opportunity to create something that is uniquely yours. Starting with a plain white bisque shape you paint on your design using ceramic under-glazes we fire it for you in the kiln and your piece is ready for collection within 2-4 days. Children's Parties Ceramics Cafe is an ideal venue for kids parties. Party groups of any size can be accommodated. For groups of 10 or more we offer fixed price kids party pack deals. These are available for children up to 16 years old. Website

SA Dance School

Ealing School: Ealing Town Hall
SA Dance School in Chiswick Ealing Broadway and Hanwell SA Dance School offers dance training for students ages 18 months to adults who are interested in exploring the diverse world of dance. The school offers classes in Ballet Modern Tap Jazz Street Commercial Contemporary and Pilates in West London. The classes are held in professional studios with sprung floor and mirrors plus all teachers are qualified CRB/DBS checked and insured. Students are given performance opportunities in Central and West London to strengthen their confidence develop stage skills and to enrich their appreciation for this art form. Our dancers also love being in the spotlight to showcase what they learn in classes. Whether training to become a professional dancer improving your current skills or for the sheer joy of dance we invite you to join us for a class. Website

Ealing: Bumps and Babies

St Mary's Church Hall (Polygon)
Bumps and Babies takes place every Tuesday at St Mary's church hall W5 5RH from 1.30-3.30pm. Pop along with your bump and/or babies to meet other mums and dads have a cup of tea and to talk to our breastfeeding counsellor. You just need a blanket and suggested £1.50 donation. Contact bumpsandbabies.ealing@nct.org.uk with any queries. See you there!

The Pamela Howard School of Dance & Associated Arts

The Pamela Howard School of Dance & Associated Arts
The Pamela Howard School of Dance offers classes in Ballet Tap Modern and National dance for students of all ages and ability and has recently expanded to include music drama and body conditioning. All classes are taught by qualified teachers and we welcome students of all backgrounds and experience. Having recently moved from it's previous Ealing Broadway location the school is now based in West Ealing and includes two newly refurbished studios. Website

SNIPS Baby & Toddler Group

The Crypt at St John's Church
Snips is a popular meeting place for parents and carers of babies toddlers and pre-school children. We are open each TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 10am to 1pm (term time only). We have a Cafe serving drinks snacks and lunches a children's second-hand shop selling good quality toys books and clothes Snips Church music & movement sessions (extra charge) a hairdresser ride-on toys and art & craft activities for children. We also have a soft play area for crawlers. Snippets Snippets is a meeting place specifically for new parents and babies under 1 year. Snippets runs on Thursdays between 10am and 1pm. Music and Movement Music and Movement sessions with Wendy are held each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am and 11:00am (25 minute session). Music and Movement costs £2.50 for one adult + one child or £4.00 - one adult + two children. Website
  1. About Ealing

    Ealing is a district in west London, located in the London Borough of Ealing. It is situated 7.7 miles (12.4 km) west of Charing Cross. The area is often referred to as the "Queen of the Suburbs". Ealing has a longstanding Irish community. This is particularly visible through the number of Irish pubs in the borough and the popularity of Gaelic games within the community. County flags for example, can be seen flown on the outside or hung inside of various pubs in the area. It was during the Victorian period that Ealing became a town. This meant that roads had to be built, drainage provided, and schools and public buildings erected. The man responsible for much of all this was Charles Jones, Borough Surveyor from 1863–1913. He planted the horse chestnut trees on Ealing Common and designed the Town Hall, both the present one and the older structure which is now a bank (on the Mall). Ealing Broadway became a major shopping centre.

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