Are you moving to Ealing?
The new and improved ‘Queen of the Suburbs’, Ealing in west London is fast becoming one of the capital’s hottest residential locations.
Thanks to a sustained campaign of regeneration and investment, the area has been boosted by a swanky new town centre, new and improved transport links, and newly built housing. And there are yet more improvements in the pipeline: the addition of the Elizabeth tube line, the regeneration of Pitzhanger Manor House, and a new boutique hotel are all committed projects.
The history of Ealing
The area has been inhabited for over 7000 years, beginning life as a small village recorded in the 1599 census. Over the course of the 15th and 16th century the area grew in size and became a key thoroughfare to the city.
Ealing became really popular in the early 1800s when some prestigious men moved into the area. Well-known and respected architect John Soane, and the Duke of Kent both bought property in Ealing, resulting in a rise in its reputation and attracting more people to the area.
Ealing: the culture and highlights
Even if you’ve never visited Ealing, you’re sure to find it familiar. And that’s because it’s one of the most filmed locations in the UK, being one of the BBC’s favourite TV and film locations.
The area is a really popular family destination, thanks in part to the large amount of green spaces. With a wealth of schools, particularly high numbers of private schools, and a village feel, Ealing lends itself to family life.
Things to do in Ealing
Here’s our top pick of the best things to do and places to visit in Ealing:
• Visit Charlotte’s W5 in Dickens Yard – local favourite for the best British food and drink.
• Play a round at Ealing Golf Club – 18 holes of beautiful green, located inside Pitshanger Park.
• Watch a play at The Questors Theatre – found on Mattock Lane, it’s the most successful amateur theatre in London.
• Spend Sundays at Ealing Park Tavern – your soon to be new local pub serves excellent roast dinners.
• Enjoy Ealing Common – the 47-acre park is beautiful and hosts multiple fairs and events all year round.
Where to live in Ealing
Houses here are often large double fronted Edwardian classics, or Victorian and Edwardian terraces, which give the area a distinct feel. If you are looking for an apartment, you are in luck as there have been a number of large apartment complexes and redevelopments over the last few years, meaning there is a good number of modern living spaces on the market.
Average rental costs:
1 bed – £1,300 a month
4 bed – £2,800 a month
Average purchase costs:
1 bed – £380,000
4 bed – £1million
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Family life and education in Ealing
The area is very popular with families thanks to its suburban feel, large Edwardian homes, competitive London house prices and good schools.
The areas around Hanger Hill Garden Estate and Haymills are popular with families, especially those with children at The Japanese School. There are also the suburban areas of Pitshanger Park, Brentham Garden, which draws families to the area with its competitive house prices and community feel.
There’s a really good mix of high performing state and private schools in Ealing. Almost all of Ealing’s primary schools are rated good or better by Ofsted, and there are some high performing state secondary schools too. The private schools available are a mix of boys, girls, and co-ed.
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Ealing benefits from great transport links. Not only does the area have fast Crossrail links and a wealth of tube stops, it’s also just 8 miles from central London.
Ealing sits in both the Zone 3 and Zone 4 Transport for London areas. Services on the Central, District, Piccadilly lines are available from Ealing tube stops. In fact, the area benefits from a huge number of tube stations, servicing the entire area:
Ealing Broadway will service the new Elizabeth line, which is due to open in December 2019. In readiness for this the tube station itself is being completely renovated.
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