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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.

Atari-Ya

Atari-Ya

A Japanese fishmongers selling high-quality sushi and sashimi.

The Clay Oven

The Clay Oven

An Ealing institution that does a great curry.

Ealing Studios

Ealing Studios

Famous west London film studios home to numerous popular movies and television shows such as Notting Hill & Downton Abbey. A great place for some celeb spotting.

Big Jim's Trims

Big Jim's Trims

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

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Great selection of beers and food in a traditional pub with a 'secret garden' out back. Sunday is Pieminster Day, where you can choose between a roast dinner or a selection of pies.

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.

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.

Cafe Zee

Cafe Zee

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

Dapper

Dapper

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

Sounds Original Collectors Record Shop

Sounds Original Collectors Record Shop

One of the few remaining record shops. They have a great selection of original vinyl from the 1950s to 1980s all in great condition. The shop has been in Ealing since 1983 and always has a great selection, with new finds every time I've been in there.

Flower Haven

Flower Haven

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

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

A taste of the Caribbean; happy hour on cocktails in the evenings too!

Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Award-winning pizzeria run by Neapolitans. Authentic ingredients and methods of cooking, al-fresco dining and vibrant atmosphere. Known fondly as the best pizza in Ealing - arguably London!

Munson's

Munson's

A charming coffee shop located on St Mary's Road in Ealing. Great stop for good coffee, baked goods and delicious sandwiches.

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

"The name Ealing is derived from "settlement of Gilla's people", which has been variously spelt as Illing, Gilling and Ylling before eventually ending up as the current spelling."

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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  1. A peaceful part of London with great transport links to anywhere you need to go.

  2. It really has a nice community feel. The people are lovely. It also gives easy access to Ealing Broadway for the excellent shops and restaurants.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. I love South Ealing because it's a beautiful area, with loads of different things to do. It's easy to get to places, as there is a train station very close and many different bus stops

  7. 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 W5

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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

Ealing Junior Music School

Twyford Church of England High School
Ealing Junior Music School provides children and young people with musical training, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. You can choose from a variety of individual instrumental lesson, ensembles, choirs, theory and musicianship sessions. Full Course: £330/term (aged 7-11) Ealing Children's Choir: £80/term (aged 3-8) Musicianship (for younger children): £95/term Start to Play (for younger children): £150/term Early Starter and Paired Lesson (for younger children) £185/term Website

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