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The affordable West London Crossrail stop you haven't heard of yet

By Jan Moys

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Adam O'Leary and Andy Hoad in our Ealing office talk to us about the many things that make Hanwell such a great option for buyers and renters. From great schools and green spaces to Marshall guitar amps and meerkats, we discover why this leafy corner of Ealing is really making a name for itself.

Hanwell Clock Tower and Broadway (Image credit: P.G. Champion)

Area overview

Located just to the west of better-known Ealing, Hanwell is a well-established West London neighbourhood offering good value homes and the prospect of a 15-minute commute into Tottenham Court Road via the new Elizabeth line. Our Ealing Sales Manager Adam O'Leary explains its appeal:

"Hanwell is attracting buyers and tenants due to its ‘village’ feel and abundance of greenery, offering more space for your money than more central parts of Ealing but with many of the benefits. Bus routes on the Uxbridge Road run from Hanwell straight to Ealing Broadway. The Crossrail stop at Hanwell is also a future prospect that will add convenience and value for Hanwell residents, making it an easy commute for workers into Canary Wharf, for example."

Green spaces

Elthorne Park (Image credit: P.G. Champion)

Hanwell has a variety of parks and green spaces, including Elthorne Park, Brent River Park and Brent Lodge Animal Centre. This is also known as Hanwell Zoo and is home to a range of exotic animals, including meerkats, flamingoes and Emperor Tamarin monkeys.

The Grand Union Canal runs through Hanwell (Image credit: Maxwell Hamilton)


Senior Negotiator Andrew Hoad has more than 16 years' experience with properties in and around Hanwell. We tapped his knowledge on the schools and local culture in the area that set it out from the crowd:

"Popular schools in the area include St Marks and Oakland primary schools, while Ealing’s only two secondary schools are in Hanwell – the popular Drayton Manor and Elthorne schools. Fielding Primary School, close to Northfields station in South Ealing, is also an excellent school. Parts of Hanwell fall within its catchment area, attracting families seeking to secure a place for their children."

Local highlights

Ella and the Blisters play the Hanwell Hootie (Image credit: Paul Hudson)

Andrew also told us about two events that have become Hanwell traditions – the Hanwell Carnival and Hanwell Hootie:

"Local highlights include the Hanwell Hootie – an annual live music festival that celebrates the founder of Marshall Amplifiers, Jim Marshall OBE. Marshall sold his first amplifier from a shop on Uxbridge Road in Hanwell back in 1962, and to commemorate the great man’s life, pubs and venues around the area open their doors and allow local bands to play.

"Hanwell carnival is also a yearly summer favourite, with stalls, performances, a dog show and a themed procession with local charities, businesses and organisations taking part."

Hanwell sales & lettings properties

The selection of sales properties below gives a sense of the kinds of properties available in the area. One, two and three bedroom homes offer plenty of choice for young professionals and families looking for their first or second home.

Clairville Gardens, Hanwell, W7

£579,950 | 3 bed house for sale

This three bedroom end of terrace house needs some modernising, but offers plenty of potential. Adam O'Leary explains why it represents such good value for money: "The last house we sold on this road was a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom property with a loft conversion that went for £740,000, making this property excellent value for a buyer willing to bring it up to a similar standard."

St Margarets Road, Hanwell, W7

£425,000 | 2 bedroom flat

This modern two bedroom, first floor apartment is located in Olde Hanwell, a residential neighbourhood close to the River Brent. Spacious reception/kitchen area, good-sized double bedrooms, a modern bathroom and a communal garden make this a great property for couples or a small family.

Riverside Close, Hanwell, W7

£300,000 | 1 bed flat

Also located close to the River Brent, but in the north of Hanwell, is this newly-refurbished and excellent value one bedroom flat. Conveniently located next to Brentside primary and high schools, this homely property offers a spacious, dual-aspect reception, wood floors throughout, plus plenty of storage space and a private garage.

Grove Avenue, Hanwell, W7

£1,800 pcm | 2 bed flat to rent

This beautiful, spacious two bedroom maisonette demonstrates the kind of outstanding value also offered by lettings in Hanwell. Immaculately finished throughout, this property is perfectly located close to Hanwell station and offers verdant views over the adjacent golf course and park.

Discover Hanwell

View all of our sales properties in Hanwell here or head to our Local Life page for recommendations on great things to see and do in the area. Alternatively, talk with Adam, Andy, or another member of the Ealing team by dropping into our Ealing office or by using the contact details below:

54 The Mall
W5 3NE

Tel: 020 8799 4550
Fax: 020 8799 4551


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