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Outstanding transport links direct to central London

"Hanwell Clock Tower is at the heart of the conservation area and Hanwell's charming town centre."

Alexi Earl

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

Alexi Earl

"Perivale has fantastic surrounding areas, all with a village feel and the properties represent excellent value too..."

Jas Dhaliwal

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Where do Hanwell locals go?

The Clocktower Café

A lovely community coffee shop that serves great coffee and fantastic breakfasts, from a traditional English with all the trimmings, to a mountain of American style pancakes with lashings of maple syrup and a side of bacon.

The Drayton Court Hotel

The biggest beer garden in London, weekly changing ales, a pool table and televisions showing multiple sports.

Bunny Park

As well as fantastic play areas for kids of all ages, there is a maze and an animal park that houses birds, goats, sheep and peacocks. The peacocks roam free so be careful not to get chased by one as you walk around!

The Duke of Kent

Family-friendly pub, huge landscaped garden and a delicious menu.

Pitshanger Village Bakery

The best bakery in Ealing that will make loaves just for you! And also the best pizza, north of Uxbridge Road...


The food and coffee in this café are brilliant and the staff are excellent - it's very family friendly. We all love it!

Walpole Park

Right behind Pitzhanger Manor House, Walpole Park is great in the summer, holding events such as the Ealing Beer, Comedy and Jazz Festival and Ealing Opera in the Park.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

West 7 Reclamation

Doors, floors, fireplaces and anything in between. Perfect if you're looking for something unique!


Parkers of Northfields is a local institution that sells amazing sandwiches and fantastic pies at prices to suit everyone, as well as freshly made bread and pastries.

Flower Haven

A friendly service and they arrange the flowers whatever way you want them!

Cafe Zee

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

For Arts Sake

A printmakers and framers selling artwork. This place has been going strong since 1984!

Turtle Bay

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


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

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"Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh once worked in the kitchens of the Drayton Court Hotel in 1914, which is situated just around the corner from West Ealing Station."

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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


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

Gymboree Sensory Baby Play

The Drayton Court
As global experts in early childhood development, Gymboree is thrilled to offer our Sensory Baby Play classes, dedicated to pre-mobile babies. Gymboree's expertise in baby development spans several decades and our classes are designed to introduce babies to new sights, sounds and sensory experiences. The class also introduces parents and carers to the many ways to stimulate very young babies - we provide parents with an entire repertoire of songs and age-appropriate activities to take home each week.Our Sensory Baby Play classes use song, movement, infant signing, puppets, fibre optics, bubbles, musical instruments and baby-sized apparatus. In every class we enjoy group activities, as well as exploration of our "Sensory Stations" which include hands-on props to provide endless amusement for the babies Website

Baby Sensory

The Drayton Court
Baby Sensory's award winning baby development classes are now running in your area. You and your baby will experience different sensory activities designed to support your baby's sensory development every week and you are welcome to join at any time. Baby Sensory is an extremely popular Baby Development activity and many of our classes are fully booked, it is advisable to book early. Tuesdays: 11.30 (0-13 mths) 12.30 (0-6 mths) 1.30 (0-13 mths) 2.30 (6-13 mths) Visitors are always welcome but please call in advance to reserve your place. Website

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

Pitter Patter - The Hub for Bubs

The Drayton Court
Pitter Patter offers professionally led classes in hand picked family friendly venues creating a central meeting place for parents & carers with babies and toddlers in the heart of local communities. Pitter Patter Coffee Morning Every Thursday 11am-12pm starting 7th Nov @ Flava's Bar & Grill 1 Mattock Lane W5 5BG Join us for the first Pitter Patter Coffee Morning at Flava's a weekly meet up on Thursdays between 11am-12pm and everyone is welcome so come along and meet others over a coffee and a cake. A soft matted area for babies will be available as well as some toys for toddlers. This week we will also have the gorgeous Roobub & Custard stall so you can get some great gift ideas for friends with kids. www.roobubandcustard.co.uk Car parking available right next to the bar and if you spend £5 on food or drink you get your parking refunded! See www.pitterpatterhub.com Website

The Little Art Room

The Little Art Room
THE little ART ROOM is an award winning unique art studio and community hub offering a variety of art and family fun in a relaxed atmosphere. They offer ceramic painting, canvas drawing/painting, build a bear and decopatch on a drop in basis - no booking required. Artwork prices range from £12.50 to £15.00 inclusive of all materials required to complete your artwork. Website
  1. About Hanwell

    Hanwell is a town situated in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, between Ealing and Southall. The motto of Hanwell Urban District Council was Nec Aspera Terrent (Not Deterred by Difficulties). The name of Hanwell is of such antiquity, that its origin is likely to remain a matter of conjecture for all time. The Hanwell flight of six locks raises the Grand Union Canal by just over 53 feet (16.2 m) and has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage. At the top of the flight of locks towards Norwood Green is the Three Bridges designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is still often referred to locally as simply Windmill Bridge and is very close to the spot where the eponymous windmill once stood; attracting the attention of a local Brentford artist named Joseph Mallard William Turner.

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