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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,862 contributions
Ealing is an area of West London. One of the main roads in the area is the Broadway which has a number of shops and eating places.

Ealing can be reached by a number of Tube lines including the Central, District and Picadilly lines (Picadilly line serves Ealing Common)). The main station in the area is Easling Broadway which is currently undergoing major redevelopment in preparation for the opening of the Elizabeth Line. As well as the District and Central lines there are also services from Paddington to Heathrow Airport and Reading by TFL and also Didcot by Great Western.

There are also a large number of buses serving the local area from outside Broadway station.

The area is OK. I would not visit unless you have specific business in the area. No major tourist attractions that I can think of.
Written April 6, 2021
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Louise B
Oxford, UK24 contributions
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Our meal was beautifully served by excellent waiters. The plates were piping hot and everything was spotless.
Every dish was delicious - and amazing value as we used our Tastecard card.
The restaurant is spacious and parking was not too difficult.
I would recommend heartily.
Written March 19, 2020
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Epicurious01
London, UK71 contributions
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Ealing is not far from Heathrow Airport, and as a result the population is a mix of established long-term residents, house-sharers in their 20s and 30s, foreign students and visitors/immigrants from other countries. Like all London boroughs, it is a multicultural society, with shops and restaurants reflecting the different waves of immigrants that have settled here over the past 70 years. You will hear a variety of languages everywhere. There are numerous hotels and guest houses. Visitors often remark on the leafy avenues - we seem to have trees everywhere.

Ealing Broadway station is in Zone 3 of the London underground map, on the central and district lines, about half an hour's tube journey into central London. It is also on an overground line to London Heathrow Airport (half hour service at night), which goes into London Paddington and out to the West Country (handy for Bath, Stonehenge, Windsor, etc). The Piccadilly line is about 5-10 minutes away by bus (Ealing Common (bus nos 607, 427, 207), Northfields (E2) or South Ealing (65) stations. The Piccadilly line also goes to Heathrow, and into town via Knightsbridge (Harrods). Ealing is also served by two or three night buses, which run every half hour from the centre of London throughout the night.

Ealing is currently building a new shopping precinct, but there are already a good number of shops in the Broadway and in West Ealing. Plenty of fashion chains plus a few independent shops, but if you want more choice Westfield mall is just 15 minutes away on the Central line. If you want some of the famous London village atmosphere, take an E2 bus towards Greenford and get off at the Pitzhanger Lane shops. For real bargains, take a look in some of Ealing's many charity shops.

Ealing restaurants are plentiful. You can choose between well-established independents or most of the chains. I recommend Lisa's (modern European) at Pitzhanger Lane, Rueda in Bond Street (Spanish), Haweli (Indian) and Retsina and Moussaka (Greek) on the Uxbridge Road between the Broadway and West Ealing, Karaam (Lebanese) on the Uxbridge Road opposite the town hall, Fat Boys (Thai) on the parade of shops up from Ealing Broadway station, and Charlotte's (modern English, Ealing Common), and that's just a fraction of what is available. Food stalls selling street food are usually also to be had throughout the year.

I do recommend Patisserie Valerie for cakes and light snacks (you'll find it just off the high street - look out for a bronze horse by all the ATMs. There's also a yummy coffee shop in the parade of shops by the Broadway station (it looks very spartan, but serves delicious cakes and snacks), and two more further along the Uxbridge Road on either side of the road just past Pret A Manger.

Ealing has a summer festival every year (July-August), beginning with a carnival in Greenford and encompassing a beer festival, comedy week (featuring national stars), a classical music evening, a blues weekend, and five days of jazz. the festivals take place in Walpole Park. There are two marquees for the music and the standard is amazing, especially when you consider that you won't pay more than £5 a day (for the last few years, children went free). The comedy nights cost more. There's also a free Asian mela in Gunnersbury Park in Acton, which draws coachloads of people from all over the UK, has many stages for music and dancers. Food stalls are available, also craft/fashion booths.

There are numerous parks in Ealing, but for a real treat take a 65 bus to Kew Gardens or Richmond-on-Thames. Local parks worth a visit are Gunnersbury (E3 bus), Walpole, Northala Fields (E10 bus) and Belvue aka Northolt village (E10 bus).

There is no cinema in Ealing at present, but we do have a good standard amateur theatre (Questors), several comedy clubs (Drayton Court Hotel or the Grove). I can't comment on the nightclubs, but one of them is the famous Ealing club where the Rolling Stones used to play in the Sixties. Several pubs in the vicinity have live music at weekends. It's also worth asking at the Town Hall about events - several churches (and we have an abbey too) host music concerts, the town hall has salsa evenings, for example.

Ealing has its fair share of crime, but I've lived here since the 1970s and have never been attacked, burgled or robbed. Like all big cities, you just need to exercise caution. Weekend evenings/nights bring out the revellers and you'll hear sirens down the high street, but this is not one of the high-crime boroughs. Never take a minicab off the street - always phone for one. The black taxi cabs are safe to use but are more expensive (the rank is opposite Ealing Broadway station). There are minicab offices scattered around the borough and at some tube stations. If you need the police, the station is on the Uxbridge Road, on the side opposite the town hall, going towards West Ealing and Uxbridge (about a five minute walk from the Broadway station).

There's a lot more to Ealing than this, but I hope this gives potential visitors an idea of what they can expect.
Written April 14, 2015
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phi l
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On a prior visit, I found that the chicken wings were still raw in the middle. Despite this, I decided to give it another try yesterday. The lamb cube was well grilled on the outside but raw inside and it was not possible to cut into it. This restaurant is local to me but, unfortunately, it is has been very disappointing. I do not believe that the cooks have received any training.
Written January 7, 2020
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C_J
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OMG, this place is AWFUL on so many levels. Not sure which is worse the food or the staff. Nevertheless, i shall NOT be going here ever again, but what a shame as the building is beautiful but dont let that fool you in and waste your money. Honestly, its terrible.
Written September 1, 2022
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Αντιγονη Γ
United Kingdom2 contributions
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The toilets were unbearable smell wise. I couldn't even stand there for 1 second. It is unacceptable not to to be able to use public female toilets from bad smell. They are supposed to be in good standards. Toilet inside were super dirty.
Written June 19, 2022
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ladybong_n_hubby
London, UK456 contributions
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I've lived in Ealing (fondly known as "Queen of the Suburbs") for about 27 years now and can honestly say it's a very diverse area.

Ealing is a borough in the West of London and falls within the area of Greater London. Property prices range from £250k for a 1 bedroom flat in some parts (if you're really lucky) to over £1 million for a penthouse flat in Ealing Broadway. Ealing in general had a lot of "green" - lots of open park spaces and with good transport networks in Central London via the Central Line and District Line tube network from Ealing Broadway and easy access to Heathrow via Piccadilly Line from South Ealing, Northfields and Boston Manor Stations.

Ealing Broadway boasts its own shopping centre which isn't on a par with Westfields or Brent Cross but good enough for locals with fairly large stores such as M&S, Primark, Superdrug, Boots, Curry, Argos, New Look, Tesco, etc. Parking is not cheap in the area considering the shopping is not the best. In the Arcadia Centre you have TKMaxx and a handful of local independent clothing and shoe shops as well as a McDonalds.

Ealing boasts many pubs and restaurants and a handful of nightclubs within a 15 minute walking distance of each others. Some decent pubs and restaurants off the main roads of Ealing Broadway if you care to explore. There are also several hotels in the area such as Ramada at Ealing Common and a Premier Inn not far from the Town Hall.

Surrounding smaller areas of Ealing include West Ealing Broadway with its own range of shops and mainline train station, South Ealing with its own parade of shops and Piccadilly line tube station, North Ealing is situated just off the affluent Hanger Lane area (A406 Ealing) and Ealing Common is a 10 minute walk down from Ealing Broadway serviced by both Piccadilly and District lines.

Ealing is home to the University of West London (formerly known as Thames Valley University) and Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College as well as a range of state and private schools to suit all needs.

Ealing is also home to Ealing Studios.
Written May 10, 2013
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sheepygold
london5,126 contributions
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I have lived in Ealing for 10 years. The best part of Ealing is the number of trees - it is one of the greenest areas in London. There are some fantastic parks - especially Walpole Park and many great pubs a few minutes walk from the town centre. There are masses of great restaurants and at least one superb coffee shop. There are beautiful roads to wander down and plenty of lovely looking Victorian houses. The only thing here that is not good enough is the station (due to be refurbished) and the shops. There are some good independent shops but otherwise Ealing punches below its weight - Chiswick and Westfield are the places to go nearby.
Written October 25, 2014
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sheepygold
london5,126 contributions
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I last reviewed Ealing 3 years ago and in many respects it is the same pleasant and leafy suburb with very good transport connections that will improve further when Crossrail eventually arrives. There is a fantastic supply of restaurants and some great pubs within a half mile radius of the station. The Arcadia Shopping Centre has been much improved with a massive new Morrisons so we now have a proper supermarket in the town centre. Also the Dickens Yard development is attracting a load of top name shops that are due to open during 2018 plus there is movement at last on the old Cinema development. The main Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre is improving but slowly. There are a lot of events and festivals here throughout the year which is nice plus Haven Green has been improved with lovely new planting especially of Spring Bulbs.
Written October 30, 2017
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Panagiotis V
Athens, Greece307 contributions
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Though not far from the center of London( 3rd metro zone) Ealing has its own identity and a lot of population coming from different countries. The borough is divided in areas such as North, West, Common but the main attractions ,rightfully so , are in it's center Ealing Broadway. It has a lot of parks, a farmers market, lots of stores and for sure you will always find a place to eat.
Transport means are OK and by next year a new line will connect it with the center.
It is a nice play to live in.
Written September 27, 2017
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