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A locals' guide to Southall

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

Alexi Earl

"Some fantastic contemporary developments have popped up in Hayes in recent years, owing largely to its fantastic position for Heathrow."

Jas Dhaliwal

"Flowing from Birmingham into the River Thames through Hayes, the Grand Union Canal is a picturesque stretch for walking the dog."

Alexi Earl

What is your favourite place?

Where do Southall locals go?

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!

Grapes Tandoori

A well established Indian restaurant that does a mean traditional curry!

Osterley Park

Run by the National Trust, it's a fab place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon - walks by the lake, space for frizbie, or a cream tea at the café.

Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre

A well equipped fitness centre that has a great swimming pool!

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.

Osterley Park Farm Shop

Just along the drive into Osterley Park is this great farm shop that is open all weekend!

West 7 Reclamation

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

Delhi Wala

The most delicious sweet and savoury Indian snacks you will ever taste!

Osterley Wyevale Garden Centre

A huge range of pretty flowers, homeware and a fish store with some incredible breeds of fish. If you're tired of looking at all of that, you can stop and have a scone and a cup of tea - beautiful!

Lampton Park

I often walk my dog in this park. It's a lovely green space in the summer and there's a children's play area too.


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.

The Drayton Court Hotel

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

Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf

It's a great day out for all the family!


A delicious Indian restaurant with great choice. The staff are friendly and the prices are excellent!

The Duke of Kent

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Osterley, Hayes, Hanwell, Hounslow, Isleworth, Northolt, South Ealing, Ealing, Old Isleworth and North Ealing

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Why do you find Southall a great place to live?


"My house is off the main road, near park , shops, post office , GP and dentist and easy to catch buses and shopping parade walking distance."

December 2014


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"The largest Sikh Gurdwara outside of India is located in Southall and has a staggering capacity of 3,000 worshippers at any one time."

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Kung Fu Kids-YMAA

Community Hall
Our Kung Fu Kids program use Shaolin exercises and games to develop physical fitness, coordination, and concentration according to YMAA Kung Fu Kids program. This training builds mutual respect and self-confidence through teamwork, setting objectives, and achieving goals. Kids Shaolin Kung Fu also heavily emphasizes fundamentals, basics, and foundation, which are all essential skills to the development and furthering of a student's martial arts training. First session is FREE, when you like it the monthly payment is £27 (for once a week) or £8 per session. Annual membership: £50 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

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

Quackers Playgroup

The Church Hall
Quackers Playgroup - Parents and Toddlers together. We enjoy toys songs and crafts. Refreshments available. £1.00 per child + 50 p per child thereafter. All welcome. Website

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

Joyce Butler School of Dance

St Paul's Church
We offer classes in Ballet Modern Tap Jazz Classical Greek and National Dance. As well as offering open classes in all disciplines from age 3 upwards we also prepare students for the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance) graded examinations in Ballet. Website

Great and Small

St Paul's Church
Join us for our BIG preschool stay and play Great and Small At Great and Small, there's something for all children, from the tiniest newborn to big 3 and 4 year olds. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from we get together for fun, games, crafts, music, puppets, soft play, refreshments, home made cakes and much more. Cost : £3 per child (50p per sibling) Website
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