A locals' guide to W13
"Walpole Park was recently redesigned and offers total tranquility, just a stones throw from the centre of Ealing Broadway."Alexi Earl
"Home to many excellent restaurants and coffee shops, Ealing Green is the perfect spot when the sun is shining."Alexi Earl
"Hanwell Clock Tower is at the heart of the conservation area and Hanwell's charming town centre."Alexi Earl
Where do W13 locals go?
The Drayton Court Hotel
The biggest beer garden in London, weekly changing ales, a pool table and televisions showing multiple sports.
Submitted by Mitchel
The Duke of Kent
Family-friendly pub, huge landscaped garden and a delicious menu.
Submitted by Alexi
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.
Submitted by Andrew
A delicious Indian restaurant with great choice. The staff are friendly and the prices are excellent!
Submitted by Matthew
Lammas Park is a little bit more secluded and quiet than the other parks in Ealing - the perfect place to top up your tan!
Submitted by Lindsay
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.
Submitted by Paul
Pitshanger Village Bakery
The best bakery in Ealing that will make loaves just for you! And also the best pizza, north of Uxbridge Road...
Submitted by Michael
The food and coffee in this café are brilliant and the staff are excellent - it's very family friendly. We all love it!
Submitted by Oliver
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.
Submitted by Camilla
A friendly service and they arrange the flowers whatever way you want them!
Submitted by Mitchell
Great for breakfast, the eggs royale is amazing! Also the takeaway salad boxes are really tasty and varied.
Submitted by Alexi
For Arts Sake
A printmakers and framers selling artwork. This place has been going strong since 1984!
Submitted by Alexi
A taste of the Caribbean; happy hour on cocktails in the evenings too!
Submitted by Chan Myea
An American diner serving hearty burgers, ribs and 2-4-1 cocktails every weekday evening.
Submitted by Andrew
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Did you know?
"Cuckoo School was a Victorian school built in Hanwell for children from impoverished families. It was here that Charlie Chaplin and his brother Sydney were schooled."
Child-friendly activities near W13
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
Quackers PlaygroupThe 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
Gymboree Sensory Baby PlayThe 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
Pitter Patter - The Hub for BubsThe 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
Baby SensoryThe 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
HartbeepsThe 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
The Pamela Howard School of Dance & Associated ArtsThe 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
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