Ealing is one of the residential areas of west London. Prices are more affordable there as it is a bit further away, especially for families who need spacious homes.
Ealing is a very large area and consist of several small villages: Pitshanger Lane to the north; Ealing Broadway in the middle, the nerve centre with many shops; South Ealing in the South with the chic Lammas Park and finally to the East, Ealing Common and its large victorian houses.
With the new Crossrail project which will see Ealing linked to Canary Wharf in 26 minutes, the area is becoming extremely well connected in terms of transport. Road access is easy to west and north London thanks to the M4 and M40.
With a typically British atmosphere, Ealing is:
- the area where you will know your English neighbours and become friends
- the area where your children will have English friends,
- the area where you rent then buy with French Touch because it remains a good surface/price ratio.
Ealing offers a quiet family life with Victorian houses in shady streets, many parks and many activities for children from learning rugby (Ealing hosts the famous club of WASPS) to horse riding (equestrian club in the centre of Ealing Common).
There are many schooling options: Children can go to renowned English schools such as Twyford Church of England or St Benedict’s School or they can go to ISL (International School of London) preparing for the IB…
Living in Ealing: good addresses, tips, and activities not to be missed :
- Take your children riding horses at the equestrian centre of Gunnersbury Avenue
- Go play tennis on the courts of Lammas Park, surrounded by beautiful houses
- Dress like a chic English with colourful dresses you will find at Bodens on Hanger Lane
- Discover “Ealing Studios,” the oldest film studio in the world still in operation, where some scenes of the film The King’s Speech have been shot
- Take your children practicing rugby on Sunday morning at the famous London Wasps club
- Enjoy the best pizza in West London at the Santa Maria Pizzeria, 15 St. Mary’s Road
- Choose Charlotte’s Place restaurant for a dinner with your loved one or friends, charming setting in a small house. They also have a bistro in Chiswick.
- Admire the decor of the charity shop Farah Kid and change your wardrobe for a few pounds…
- For rugby addicts, there is also the Ealing Trailfinders in Pitshanger where people of all ages can play on Sunday, great family and friendly atmosphere!
- Meet your mates at the Ealing Jazz Festival in July and sit on the lawn with a beer and a hot dog while enjoying different concerts.
- Get the best baguette in Ealing at the Tetote Factory bakery of South Ealing
- Have a coffee on the terrace of Munson’s coffee with a good homemade muffin and then go across the street to get your haircut by the famous hairdresser / florist!
- Go shopping at Darch and Duff, home decoration store, on Northfields Avenue, where you will find Cath Kidston products and many other treasures …
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