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The Clay Oven

The Clay Oven

An Ealing institution that does a great curry.

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.

Tribeca Studios

Tribeca Studios

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

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...

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.

Natural Natural

Natural Natural

Once it's past 5.30pm, all the fresh sushi goes half price - it's delicious! They also stock an array of Japanese food and drinks.

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.

Dapper

Dapper

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

The Wheatsheaf

The Wheatsheaf

Ealing's best rugby pub, The Wheatsheaf serves proper British pub grub in its welcoming, traditionally decorated rooms.

Lammas Park

Lammas Park

Lammas Park is a little bit more secluded and quiet than the other parks in Ealing - the perfect place to top up your tan!

Flower Haven

Flower Haven

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

Will to Win

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.

The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown

A cute little pub tucked away off St Mary's Road. It does brilliant bangers and mash, plus it has a lovely beer garden. Very good pub all and all.

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Coda di Volpe

Coda di Volpe

A restaurant / café offering a selection of pastries, but also great for lunch and dinner serving signature Italian dishes.

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"Set up in 1902, Ealing Studios is the oldest continuously run film studio in the world."

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

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!

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

Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Moves

Innovation Dance Studio Ealing,
Alongside Melody Bear baby ballet, Innovation Dance also runs Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy Move, which is a lovely combined modern and tap syllabus for pre-school children. The class plan is a journey on Melody Bear's Fun Bus stopping at the Games, Number and Musical stop. The final stop is Melody Bear's Tip Tap Toe stop for lots of fun tap dance ideas including the 'Boogie Woogie Bend and Bounce', 'Magic Shoes', 'Disco Bears', 'Hawaiian Tap', 'Melody Bear's Cheerleading Song' and her 'Line Dancing' to name a few. Rhythm and tempo, beats and sounds are explored in fun creative exercises in our early years tap dancing syllabus. Website

SA Dance School

Ealing School: Ealing Town Hall
SA Dance School in Chiswick Ealing Broadway and Hanwell SA Dance School offers dance training for students ages 18 months to adults who are interested in exploring the diverse world of dance. The school offers classes in Ballet Modern Tap Jazz Street Commercial Contemporary and Pilates in West London. The classes are held in professional studios with sprung floor and mirrors plus all teachers are qualified CRB/DBS checked and insured. Students are given performance opportunities in Central and West London to strengthen their confidence develop stage skills and to enrich their appreciation for this art form. Our dancers also love being in the spotlight to showcase what they learn in classes. Whether training to become a professional dancer improving your current skills or for the sheer joy of dance we invite you to join us for a class. Website

Hartbeeps

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

Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe by Innovation Dance

Innovation Dance Studio Ealing,
A creative, inspiring programme of pre-school dance classes for girls and boys using Melody Bear, a dancing teddy, to help create a magical and very unique approach to dance. Melody Movement introduces children to dance and movement using the natural actions of the body such as running, walking, jumping, hopping, skipping and galloping. 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

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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