A locals' guide to W5
"Home to many excellent restaurants and coffee shops, Ealing Green is the perfect spot when the sun is shining."Alexi Earl
"As well as picturesque views, Gunnersbury Park boasts a museum, formal gardens and sports facilities."Tom Wright
"Walpole Park was recently redesigned and offers total tranquility, just a stones throw from the centre of Ealing Broadway."Alexi Earl
Where do W5 locals go?
Ealing's best rugby pub, The Wheatsheaf serves proper British pub grub in its welcoming, traditionally decorated rooms.
Submitted by Andrew
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
A charming coffee shop located on St Mary's Road in Ealing. Great stop for good coffee, baked goods and delicious sandwiches.
Submitted by Carlo
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.
Submitted by Lindsay
The New Inn
The best pub in Ealing for showing live sports. There's also a quiz on a Tuesday, poker on a Wednesday and a carvery on a Sunday - it's a very friendly place!
Submitted by Paul
For Arts Sake
A printmakers and framers selling artwork. This place has been going strong since 1984!
Submitted by Alexi
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
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.
Submitted by Jas
Yvon's Artisan Patissier
Serving cakes, sandwiches, pastries and breakfast, this cafe/patisserie is also a great place for a quick lunch and coffee.
Submitted by Tatiana
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
Whether you want to relax with a massage, or need to do some pre-holiday preening, this is the only place to go in Ealing. Lovely interiors, great range of treatments and friendly service.
Submitted by Lindsay
Why do you find W5 a great place to live?
"It really has a nice community feel. The people are lovely. It also gives easy access to Ealing Broadway for the excellent shopping 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?
"Founder of The Rolling Stones Brian Jones first met Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Ealing Jazz Club, which, although no longer bearing this name, is still situated opposite Ealing Broadway Station."
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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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