Moving to Ealing – getting to know your new borough
Ealing is epitomised by its appeal to both families and working professionals, in part because of its excellent schools, properties and connections to wider London. The leafy streets and quiet parks give Ealing a semi-rural feel, which is perfect for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of central London.
Culturally, Ealing and the surrounding areas continue to represent the exciting diversity of the London spirit, with over 100 different languages spoken. London’s third largest borough is home to people from all over the world.
Art has been an ever-increasing source of pride for many living in Ealing; check out the fantastic Pitzhanger Manor on Mattock Lane for an array of artistic activities and exhibitions.
When it comes to Ealing house removals services, we are the moving company you can trust. We’ve been helping people get from home, to new home and beyond for over 120 years.
Thanks to our wide range of exceptional moving services, we make removals as carefree as possible. Whatever it is you need for the perfect Ealing removal, we will work tirelessly to provide a comprehensive solution.
Ealing: a brief history
Although our earliest knowledge of Ealing dates to a small forest dwelling in the 1100s, archaeological finds suggest Ealing has been settled for over 7,000 years. The area remained a small, village community up until the Victorian era. However, a substantial church dedicated to St. Mary was built in the early 12th century and can still be visited today.
Ealing wasn’t technically a part of London until the 1800s, when some of the capital’s wealthier residents moved there to escape the encroaching smog of industry. They brought with them a more refined approach to architecture and pretty soon Ealing was known as the “Queen of Suburbs”, a name it keeps to this day.
• Beautiful streets lined with Edwardian architecture
• Convenient connections to much of London via the District Line
• Numerous schools boasting an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating
• Close proximity to the iconic Wembley Stadium
• Abundant green spaces (Ealing common alone covers 47 acres)
Ealing is a huge place, with loads of excellent areas to get to know. Before your move, get to know which is the best area for you with our Area Orientation Service. We personalise a tour with a local expert, to show you streets, houses, restaurants and facilities that will become your new favourites.
Things to do in Ealing
Once we’ve unpacked everything, and you’re settled into your new home, it’s time to explore.
Santa Fe Relocation’s guide to things to do for a new mover to Ealing:
• Take a trip to Little India – a local favourite, found along the busy streets of Southall Broadway. Here you’ll discover excellent Indian restaurants, fashion and jewellery.
• Visit one of the largest Sikh temples outside of India – the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha is an incredible place for a peaceful experience, and to learn about the Sikh religion.
• Try something new – one of the best bits about living in such a multicultural society is trying new food. The weekly Ealing Farmers Market on Leeland Road is a great place to start, or try one of the local shops such as a Polish deli or Japanese grocers.
• Catch a play at Questor’s Theatre – showing everything from Pantomimes to poetry readings in the largest community theatre in Europe.
• Shop until you drop at Broadway Shopping Centre – packed with well-known high street staples, some top fashion outlets and delicious restaurants like Dirty Burger and Chicken Shop.
Living in Ealing
Property in Ealing is above the London average, although this is understandable when you factor in the popularity of beautiful Edwardian houses. Purchasing a house here means buying a slice of history. And property in South Ealing benefits from green space to the north and south.
Also, Ealing is well known as a location where people ‘put down roots’, so there’s a strong sense of community. This is especially apparent in the summer festivals (no less than eight spectacular events), where seemingly the whole of Ealing comes together to celebrate, eat, drink and generally enjoy the rich variety of entertainment on offer.
Where to buy in Ealing:
• The W5 area – around the station the prices are higher, but the convenience is second to none.
• Mount Park – very popular and within the conservation area.
• Perivale and Hanwell – these areas offer slightly lower prices, so you could get more for your money.
• Ealing Common – ideal if you like leafy roads and excellent proximity to the green spaces.
• Castlebar – close to a very popular independent school, and a great location for families.
Family life and education in Ealing
Ealing is incredibly popular with families because of the very large selection of schools available here. The State schools in the Borough are generally very good. There’s also a very large number of well-respected independent schools. The University of West London has a campus in west Ealing, for those interested in higher education.
Some of the best primary schools:
• North Ealing Primary
• Little Ealing Primary
• Mount Carmel RC
• Fielding Primary School
• Hathaway Primary
Some of the best secondary schools:
• Elthornre Park
• Twyford CofE (includes a sixth form)
• Drayton Manor
• The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls
For more help finding the perfect school for your family, speak to our School Search Service team. It’s just another way we make moving home easier.
Ealing – Travel information
The excellent travel links to and from Ealing are one of the main driving factors attracting people to the area.
Ealing has 13 tube stations, in Zones 3-5, as well as Overground lines and National Rail services. From the Ealing Broadway station, you can catch tubes along the Piccadilly, Central and District lines as well as National Rail trains. And it’s just 15 minutes to London Paddington.
There is also an impressive bus service across the borough, with regular services to neighbouring boroughs. Equally, for drivers, the road links to and from Ealing are good. It’s easy to access the M25, as well as the M4 and North Circular. It is just a 30 minute drive from Ealing to London Heathrow Airport.
How can Santa Fe Relocation help with your move to Ealing?
No matter what you need from your removals and storage company, our expert team can achieve it. With 120 years of experience, we make moving stress free. We are a premium removals company, not a man and van service. We tailor our service to you, and take care of every part of the moving experience.
You might want to get a better understanding of your new home’s surroundings for example; in which case, consider our orientation service. One of our professional tour guides will give you a personalised experience of what it’s like to live in your local area, to give you peace of mind before you move. We also offer convenient storage services, where you can safely keep your belongings before your move.
If you need a reliable removal company, we’re here to help. We are Santa Fe Relocation, your one stop London moving company. We get you from home, to new home and beyond. Get a quote, and begin your stress-free moving experience with us.