A locals' guide to West Ealing
"Walpole Park was recently redesigned and offers total tranquility, just a stones throw from the centre of Ealing Broadway."Alexi Earl
"Hanwell Clock Tower is at the heart of the conservation area and Hanwell's charming town centre."Alexi Earl
"Perivale has fantastic surrounding areas, all with a village feel and the properties represent excellent value too..."Jas Dhaliwal
Where do West Ealing locals go?
The Drayton Court Hotel
The biggest beer garden in London, weekly changing ales, a pool table and televisions showing multiple sports.
Submitted by Mitchel
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
The Duke of Kent
Family-friendly pub, huge landscaped garden and a delicious menu.
Submitted by Alexi
Pitshanger Village Bakery
The best bakery in Ealing that will make loaves just for you! And also the best pizza, north of Uxbridge Road...
Submitted by Michael
The food and coffee in this café are brilliant and the staff are excellent - it's very family friendly. We all love it!
Submitted by Oliver
The Clocktower Café
A lovely community coffee shop that serves great coffee and fantastic breakfasts, from a traditional English with all the trimmings, to a mountain of American style pancakes with lashings of maple syrup and a side of bacon.
Submitted by Rajesh
A friendly service and they arrange the flowers whatever way you want them!
Submitted by Mitchell
Great for breakfast, the eggs royale is amazing! Also the takeaway salad boxes are really tasty and varied.
Submitted by Alexi
As well as fantastic play areas for kids of all ages, there is a maze and an animal park that houses birds, goats, sheep and peacocks. The peacocks roam free so be careful not to get chased by one as you walk around!
Submitted by Rajesh
For Arts Sake
A printmakers and framers selling artwork. This place has been going strong since 1984!
Submitted by Alexi
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
An American diner serving hearty burgers, ribs and 2-4-1 cocktails every weekday evening.
Submitted by Andy
Kids love going to this newly opened restaurant in Ealing. Whenever you think about a burger, Five Guys should be your first choice.
Submitted by Rajesh
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Did you know?
"Cuckoo School was a Victorian school built in Hanwell for children from impoverished families. It was here that Charlie Chaplin and his brother Sydney were schooled."
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Child-friendly activities near West Ealing
Gymboree Sensory Baby PlayThe Drayton Court
As global experts in early childhood development, Gymboree is thrilled to offer our Sensory Baby Play classes, dedicated to pre-mobile babies. Gymboree's expertise in baby development spans several decades and our classes are designed to introduce babies to new sights, sounds and sensory experiences. The class also introduces parents and carers to the many ways to stimulate very young babies - we provide parents with an entire repertoire of songs and age-appropriate activities to take home each week.Our Sensory Baby Play classes use song, movement, infant signing, puppets, fibre optics, bubbles, musical instruments and baby-sized apparatus. In every class we enjoy group activities, as well as exploration of our "Sensory Stations" which include hands-on props to provide endless amusement for the babies Website
Pitter Patter - The Hub for BubsThe 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
The Pamela Howard School of Dance & Associated ArtsThe Pamela Howard School of Dance & Associated Arts
The Pamela Howard School of Dance offers classes in Ballet Tap Modern and National dance for students of all ages and ability and has recently expanded to include music drama and body conditioning. All classes are taught by qualified teachers and we welcome students of all backgrounds and experience. Having recently moved from it's previous Ealing Broadway location the school is now based in West Ealing and includes two newly refurbished studios. Website
SNIPS Baby & Toddler GroupThe Crypt at St John's Church
Snips is a popular meeting place for parents and carers of babies toddlers and pre-school children. We are open each TUESDAY and THURSDAY from 10am to 1pm (term time only). We have a Cafe serving drinks snacks and lunches a children's second-hand shop selling good quality toys books and clothes Snips Church music & movement sessions (extra charge) a hairdresser ride-on toys and art & craft activities for children. We also have a soft play area for crawlers. Snippets Snippets is a meeting place specifically for new parents and babies under 1 year. Snippets runs on Thursdays between 10am and 1pm. Music and Movement Music and Movement sessions with Wendy are held each Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30am and 11:00am (25 minute session). Music and Movement costs £2.50 for one adult + one child or £4.00 - one adult + two children. Website
Quackers PlaygroupThe Church Hall
Quackers Playgroup - Parents and Toddlers together. We enjoy toys songs and crafts. Refreshments available. £1.00 per child + 50 p per child thereafter. All welcome. Website
HartbeepsThe 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
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
About West Ealing
West Ealing is a place in the London Borough of Ealing in west London. Since World War II, there has been rebuilding in West Ealing and many Victorian houses have been converted into flats. Nearby areas include Hanwell, Ealing, Perivale and Brentford.
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