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A locals' guide to UB1

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

Alexi Earl

"Fabulous green spaces and yet all the transport links you need..."

Himani Bailey

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

Jas Dhaliwal

What is your favourite place?

Where do UB1 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!

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.

West 7 Reclamation

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

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.

The Drayton Court Hotel

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

The Duke of Kent

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

Dinosaur Escape Adventure Golf

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

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!

Osterley Park Farm Shop

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

Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre

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

Northala Fields

Climb to the top of the man made hills and you can see as far as central London and Canary Wharf!


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.

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!

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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

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 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
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    UB1 is the postcode district in Middlesex incorporating the area of Southall and is covered by the Ealing local authority.

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