A locals' guide to W5
"With both National Rail and Underground links, Ealing is a fantastic area for commuters."Alexi Earl
"As well as picturesque views, Gunnersbury Park boasts a museum, formal gardens and sports facilities."Tom Wright
"Home to many excellent restaurants and coffee shops, Ealing Green is the perfect spot when the sun is shining."Alexi Earl
Where do W5 locals go?
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!
Submitted by Camilla
Farm W5 offers organic produce at great prices and both hot and cold dishes. The juices are fresh and if you're treating yourself, the Victoria sponge cake is amazing!
Submitted by Alexi
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...
Submitted by Janatpreet
For Arts Sake
A printmakers and framers selling artwork. This place has been going strong since 1984!
Submitted by Alexi
One of the most open parks in Ealing - a great place to have a picnic, go for a run or play sports.
Submitted by Janatpreet
Big Jim's Trims
Local barbershop in Ealing, with branches in Chiswick and Pimlico too.
Submitted by Tatiana
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.
Submitted by Paul
A New York City inspired group fitness studio, which also has a great smoothie bar!
Submitted by Milo
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.
Submitted by Lindsay
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.
Submitted by Camilla
L'oro di Napoli
This family run pizza restaurant is the best pizza outside of Italy, in my view. I always take my friends and family here when they come for a visit and they absolutely love it. The service is so welcoming and the stonebaked pizzas are so tasty. A taste of Italy in South Ealing. Amazing!
Submitted by Darleen
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!
Submitted by Angat
An American diner serving hearty burgers, ribs and 2-4-1 cocktails every weekday evening.
Submitted by Andy
Why do you find W5 a great place to live?
"A peaceful part of London with great transport links to anywhere you need to go."
"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. "
"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. "
"Ealing is a great location. There's loads of green space and everything is nearby! "
"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."
"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"
"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 o... more
What do you like about W5?
Did you know?
"Set up in 1902, Ealing Studios is the oldest continuously run film studio in the world."
Child-friendly activities near W5
Pinnacle Performing ArtsOpen 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.
St Andrews Church Centre Mother & Toddler GroupSt 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
SA Dance SchoolEaling 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
Ealing: Bumps and BabiesSt 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries. See you there!
Melody Bear Tip Tap Toe & Groovy MovesInnovation 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
Innovation Dance Studios EalingPitshanger 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.
Pitshanger Community PlaycentrePitshanger Park
Pitshanger Community Playcentre is open from Monday to Friday and offers a drop in facility for toddlers and young children and their carers. Singing with Puppets followed by play session: Monday and Friday 10.10am until 11.45am £4 per child Mini Craft in the Park: Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 10am until 11.45am £3 per child £1 per sibling. Fun crafts for toddlers with a play session: Wednesday 2pm until 4.30pm £3 per child. All sessions Drop-in no need to book. Refreshments available. Free parking on Meadvale Road. Website
W5 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Ealing, Park Royal and is covered by the Ealing local authority.
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