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Starbucks

Starbucks

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!

Gochisou

Gochisou

Delicious freshly prepared sushi and hot dishes perfect for lunch time. They also sell bubble tea and after 4pm, the food is 50% off!

Gunnersbury Triangle

Gunnersbury Triangle

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.

Natural Natural

Natural Natural

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.

The Aeronaut

The Aeronaut

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!

Acton Market

Acton Market

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 .

The Station House

The Station House

A little gem located in the heart of Acton in Poet's Corner and a lovely place to go for a bite to eat - great selection of food and very tasty. The Sunday lunch is AMAZING! Really nice paved garden out front with lots of plants and they let dogs in too!

Charlotte's Place Restaurant

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...

Wyndham House

Wyndham House

A butchers selling delicious fresh burgers and sausages on Chiswick High Road, as well as a range of other meats and products that have been freshly prepared.

The Grange

The Grange

The food at The Grange is delicious. They also serve some scrumptious white wine and do an amazing pub quiz during the week! It's a great place to cosy up in the winter or excellent in the summer - their beer garden is particularly pretty.

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.

Coda di Volpe

Coda di Volpe

A restaurant / café offering a selection of pastries, but also great for lunch and dinner serving signature Italian dishes.

Will to Win

Will to Win

In a leafy location next to Lammas Park, this tennis centre offers tennis coaching and courts, as well as a welcoming family-friendly atmosphere.

The City Barge

The City Barge

Best pub in Chiswick for food, atmosphere, beer and views that look straight out onto the Thames. There is a hilarious quiz that takes place on a Wednesday and the soft shell crab burger is something else!

Cafe Zee

Cafe Zee

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Acton, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, South Ealing, Chiswick, Ealing, Kew, North Acton, Brentford and East Acton

"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."

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Frances Lundy School of Dance

The 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

Amanda's Action Club Chiswick

Chiswick Town Hall
Amanda's Action Club delivers interactive physical development classes that babies & toddlers just love - they're fun fitness and music. Babies can join Amanda from the age of 4 months and some sessions run up to the age of 5. Parties also available. £75/10-week block, £10 pay-as-you-go Website

Little Angels

St Michael & All Angels Parish Hall
'Little Angels' Playgroup for babies and toddlers 0-3 years meets on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11.30 (term time only) and costs only £3 per child. It is located in the side chapel at St Michael & All Angels, which is contained and cosy. We have soft play mats and a lot of toys, we also provide a healthy snack for the children (and tea, coffee and biscuits for the adults!). Website

Great and Small

St Paul's Church
Join us for our BIG preschool stay and play Great and Small At Great and Small, there's something for all children, from the tiniest newborn to big 3 and 4 year olds. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from we get together for fun, games, crafts, music, puppets, soft play, refreshments, home made cakes and much more. Cost : £3 per child (50p per sibling) 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

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

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

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