A locals' guide to West London
"As well as picturesque views, Gunnersbury Park boasts a museum, formal gardens and sports facilities."Tom Wright
"Nowhere else combines the value of property with ease of transport links..."Jonathan Daykin
"From down below or way up high, you can really appreciate Chiswick's leafy, charming appeal that everyone loves."Tom Wright
Where do West London locals go?
Run every week Weds/Thurs/Fri/Sat by local charity and social enterprise Action West London. This is an exciting market with a real community feel, reflecting Acton's diverse communities. Stalls are available to rent daily and currently include ethnic street foods, fresh fish, fashion, jewellery and bargain stalls .
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Ealing Lawn Tennis Club
Based in the heart of Ealing Common, this tennis club has grass, indoor, clay and Astro courts.
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Arguably one of Ealing borough's most unique venues. Circus themed, they have circus performances on Friday and Saturday evenings and they even have their own microbrewery onsite. Definitely one of the best beer gardens in London and a lively, fun place to go for a few drinks after a long week!
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Grab your morning coffee from here. The staff are really friendly and helpful and they even remember your name and the coffee you drink every day!
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The Korean pulled pork at The Smokehouse rocks! And you can order it as a side - genius!
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Bounded by train tracks, this picturesque spot is a haven for wildlife. There's a trail that you can follow with information points, where you can learn all about the local species.
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As well as the delightful garden, this pub's Thursday night quiz is legendary! It also serves great food and a range of different ales.
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The Duke of Sussex
A rustic gastropub with a great beer garden and excellent food. It can be a bit of a minor celeb hangout too!
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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
The place to go to pick up a healthy salad, freshly baked bread or a tasty sweet treat. There's plenty of room to sit and chat with friends or take away your lunch in handy pre-prepared pots.
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One of the most open parks in Ealing - a great place to have a picnic, go for a run or play sports.
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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...
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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...
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Delicious freshly prepared sushi and hot dishes perfect for lunch time. They also sell bubble tea and after 4pm, the food is 50% off!
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Why do you find West London a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"British supermarket giant Waitrose started out its life in 1904 as a grocers owned by partners Waite, Rose and Taylor on Acton's High Street."
Explore West London
Child-friendly activities near West London
Frances Lundy School of DanceThe Hayloft
Dance classes are held in: RAD Ballet Pointe ISTD Modern ISTD Tap. Classes are available for children from 2 years of age. We also offer adult ballet and tap. Website
Gunnersbury Baptist Church
Friday Friends is very popular and caters for parents, carers and their toddlers. Please join us on Friday mornings with your toddler aged 0 - 4 for a fun filled morning, a cup and tea and some grown up converstaion. Website
Bach to BabySt Michael and All Angels
Classical concerts to which you can bring your baby
Ealing Junior Music SchoolTwyford 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
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 email@example.com with any queries. See you there!
Little FishesChiswick Christian Centre
You are welcome to come to our babies and toddlers group which is held each Wednesday morning from 10.30 until 12.00 at Chiswick Christian Centre. There is a play area with lots of toys for under 4s within a relaxed and friendly environment. There are refreshments for parents and carers and all are welcome regardless of background. Free of charge. 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
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