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Electric Coffee Co.

Electric Coffee Co.

Listed in numerous publications, including the London Coffee Guide 2015, this cafe is perfect for those in search of good coffee in London. They also have amazing breakfast sandwiches.

Ealing Cricket Club

Ealing Cricket Club

Ealing Cricket Club is a cricket ground in Ealing, London.The ground hosts regular matches, and also a firework display for Bonfire Night!

The Grange

The Grange

As well as the delightful garden, this pub's Thursday night quiz is legendary! It also serves great food and a range of different ales.

Tribeca Studios

Tribeca Studios

A New York City inspired group fitness studio, which also has a great smoothie bar!

Cafe Zee

Cafe Zee

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

Flower Haven

Flower Haven

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

Dapper

Dapper

Men's barbers, ladies hair salon and beauty clinic in one.

Polski smak

Polski smak

A Polish deli selling a fantastic breakfast sandwich!

11 Coffee & Co

11 Coffee & Co

Situated close to North Ealing Station, this café has a huge selection of freshly made cakes. The hot food is great too! Try the chicken and barley soup.

The Drayton Court Hotel

The Drayton Court Hotel

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

Ealing Common

Ealing Common

One of the most open parks in Ealing - a great place to have a picnic, go for a run or play sports.

Charlotte's W5

Charlotte's W5

Open everyday from 8am until late, they serve great British food and serve delicious cocktails for a great dining experience for dates, friends, or family. A part of Charlotte's Group, comprised of 3 fantastic and individually unique restaurants.

The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn

This Ealing pub offers an open mic night on Thursdays and on match days £7.50 will get you a burger, chips and pint! There's also a secret beer garden out the back...

Big Jim's Trims

Big Jim's Trims

Local barbershop in Ealing, with branches in Chiswick and Pimlico too.

Charlotte's Place Restaurant

Charlotte's Place Restaurant

2AA rosettes for culinary excellence and the Good Food Guide's Restaurant of the Year 2013. A family run place overlooking Ealing Common, where the food is unbelievable...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of North Ealing, South Ealing, Hanwell, Acton, Park Royal, North Acton, Gunnersbury, Perivale, Brentford and Alperton

"South Ealing is one of only 2 tube stations that has all 5 vowels in its name. The other is Mansion House!"

With both National Rail and Underground links, Ealing is a fantastic area for commuters.

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Home to many excellent restaurants and coffee shops, Ealing Green is the perfect spot when the sun is shining.

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

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What locals say about Ealing

  1. It has everything you need on your doorstep without the need to go into central London. There are always events happening too, including festivals every summer.

  2. Ealing is a great location. There's loads of green space and everything is nearby!

  3. Ealing is a leafy, comfy, laid-back adornment to London life. You're never too far from a good coffee house or restaurant and there's lots of choice for socialising. You have close links to the M4 and good transport options if commuting further in to the city.

  4. Ealing is a mix of modern and countryside ambience. Outside the train station you can see a lot of shopping malls, restaurants and cafes, but if you walk a bit further inside, the picture changes to rows of Victorian houses. I've been told that these houses are one of the most expensive in the Greater London area. There is lots of greenery around and all amenities almost at your doorstep. On its western side are a number of beautiful brick houses of the 18th and early 19th century – if I had the money this is probably where I would choose to live in Ealing! There are large Irish pubs, in case you’re in need of liquid refreshment. Ealing is a strong, growing place with important, influential residents and many local events also take place at Ealing Town Hall, including concerts, photography exhibitions and meetings of local societies. To the south lies Ealing Film Studios, again the subject of another tip. Although I don't know much about them, it seems that a lot of films were produced at Ealing Studios – I didn't go inside (I don’t even know if this is possible but there was no sign outside that they are open to the public) so on a lovely Saturday morning we just took a picture from outside. Walpole Park is a beautiful park where people go for a picnic, play football, jogging etc. Me and my hubby spend some time watching many squirrels passing by. There is also a lovely pond and a cute children’s play area, but most of the parks are spacious green areas, where people play football. We loved the paths that are lined with trees and doing exercise in the fresh air. By the way, every July the park hosts the Ealing Jazz Festival that must be great (and almost free!) with hundreds of people going there and enjoying the events, like theatrical plays, opera etc.

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Child-friendly activities near Ealing

Pinnacle Performing Arts

Open Ealing Arts Centre
All classes are fun energetic and are all geared towards promoting a healthy active lifestyle. PPA classes are for children young people & adults who want to improve on or learn new Performing Arts & Fitness skills while having fun doing so. There are opportunities for students to take part in Dance Award & Duke of Edinburgh programmes & Lamda exams and to do work experience with the school.

Ealing: Bumps and Babies

St Mary's Church Hall (Polygon)
Bumps and Babies takes place every Tuesday at St Mary's church hall W5 5RH from 1.30-3.30pm. Pop along with your bump and/or babies to meet other mums and dads have a cup of tea and to talk to our breastfeeding counsellor. You just need a blanket and suggested £1.50 donation. Contact bumpsandbabies.ealing@nct.org.uk with any queries. See you there!

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

St Andrews Church Centre Mother & Toddler Group

St Andrews Church
Mother & Toddler Groups at St Andrews Church Ealing. We offer group sessions for Mothers & Toddlers at the following times: Mondays: 9.30 - 11.00 am (term time only) Wednesday: 9.30 - 11.00 am (term time only) Friday: 9.30 - 11.00 am (term time only) On Tuesday mornings - 9.30 - 10.30 am we hold a Caterpillar Music Class for Toddlers. Website

Ceramics Cafe

http://www.ceramicscafe.com/studio-locations/west-ealing/
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

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

Kingsdown Babies and Toddlers Club

Kingsdown Methodist Church
An opportunity each Wednesday, during Term Time, for Mothers and Carers to meet, enjoy a cup of tea and chat whilst their babies and toddlers play. The Club meets at 1.00pm until 3.00pm in Kingsdown Church Hall, Kingsdown Avenue (behind the Church). Website

About Ealing

Ealing is a district in west London, located in the London Borough of Ealing. It is situated 7.7 miles (12.4 km) west of Charing Cross. The area is often referred to as the "Queen of the Suburbs". Ealing has a longstanding Irish community. This is particularly visible through the number of Irish pubs in the borough and the popularity of Gaelic games within the community. County flags for example, can be seen flown on the outside or hung inside of various pubs in the area. It was during the Victorian period that Ealing became a town. This meant that roads had to be built, drainage provided, and schools and public buildings erected. The man responsible for much of all this was Charles Jones, Borough Surveyor from 1863–1913. He planted the horse chestnut trees on Ealing Common and designed the Town Hall, both the present one and the older structure which is now a bank (on the Mall). Ealing Broadway became a major shopping centre.

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