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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...

Walpole Park

Walpole Park

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.

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!

Cafe Zee

Cafe Zee

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

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.

Polski smak

Polski smak

A Polish deli selling a fantastic breakfast sandwich!

Big Jim's Trims

Big Jim's Trims

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

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.

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.

Dapper

Dapper

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

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...

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!

For Arts Sake

For Arts Sake

A printmakers and framers selling artwork. This place has been going strong since 1984!

The Grange

The Grange

The food at The Grange is delicious. They also serve some scrumptious white wine and do an amazing pub quiz during the week! It's a great place to cosy up in the winter or excellent in the summer - their beer garden is particularly pretty.

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.

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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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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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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

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

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.

Pitter Patter - The Hub for Bubs

The 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

Innovation Dance Studios Ealing

Pitshanger Library
Innovation Dance offers classes for children and adults in a wide range of dance styles including ballet modern tap street dance hip hop zumba pilates yoga and workout. We offer Children & Baby Classes and Pre-School Classes. We also have daytime classes for our younger dancers catering for as young as 9 months! Innovation Dance was founded by Zoe Newell and Emma Hardy to provide professional dance tuition to children and adults in schools and colleges. Having established centres in North Central and East London they are delighted to be launching the Ealing studio.

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

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

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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