Ealing was once a rural village. But, as London began to sprawl uncontrollably, the area was gobbled up and as of 1965 it officially became part of Greater London. Soon that connection will be even stronger, thanks to a new speedy 11-minute journey into central London on the Elizabeth Line.
While nearby Acton and Chiswick have a villagey feel, Ealing itself is slightly more urban, in part due to Ealing Broadway and its shopping centre. Still, there’s a lot of leafy greenery to be enjoyed in both Gunnersbury Park and Walpole Park, the latter of which is also the home of the Pitzhanger Manor House & Gallery. If you get peckish, check out local Polish favourite Café Grove for delicious, authentic Eastern European flavours, or pop into one of the area’s other restaurants. All that eating is thirsty work, and the area boasts numerous pubs where you can rest up and grab a drink, too.
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The Grange is situated in London. This 3-star hotel offers free WiFi. The property is 3.9 km from Olympic Stadium and 5 km from O2 Arena.Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms are equipped with a kitchen with an oven.Victoria Park is 6 km from The Grange. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 4 km from the property.
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Turn the corner past the pleasant Greystoke pub and up to Hanger Lane and a surprise awaits. At this junction of bucolic west London and traffic-choked North Circular, where once the prosaic Glencairn Hotel was a popular stop for lonely truck drivers, is now a contemporary, design-led hotel. True, it ticks the boxes of many of London’s other contemporary, design-led hotels – L'Occitane bath products, sheets of Egyptian cotton, 24hr lounge bar – but considering the price and location, this is no bad thing at all. Individuality is provided by the modern canvases of Indian artist Sudhir Deshpande, the natural woods that are integral to the design of Babettli Azzone, and a lovely landscaped garden.
The Kings Arms
The Kings Arms is located in London, a 7 minute walk from Ealing Broadway underground station. It offers a restaurant and bar, with darts and a games room.The restaurant offers a pool table and TVs with live sport. The bedrooms have a private entrance, an en suite and flat-screen TVs. Free WiFi is accessible in the public areas in The Kings Arms.A continental breakfast is available, and the restaurant serves authentic Thai food Monday to Saturday, and a carvery option on Sundays.The Kings Arms is 3 miles from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Guests can reach Westfield London Shopping Centre within 30 minutes by public transport. Heathrow Airport is easily accessed by public transport in 36 minutes, the airport is 10.8 miles away.
Premier Inn London Ealing
Situated in the centre of Ealing, Premier Inn London Ealing provides easy access to the main shopping area and is just 9 minutes’ walk to Ealing Broadway tube station for travel into central London.Air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom are featured in each room at Premier Inn London Ealing.A mix of traditional and contemporary dishes is served in the on-site restaurant, and a full English or continental breakfast can also be provided. Guests can also relax with a drink at the bar.Westfield shopping centre, Hammersmith Apollo and Wembley Stadium are all within 5 miles of the hotel, and London Zoo is a 20-minute drive away.
Crowne Plaza London Ealing
Opposite Hanger Lane Tube Station, this modern hotel offers free use of its gym. It is just 3 miles from London’s Wembley Stadium.Bedrooms at the stylish Crowne Plaza London Ealing are spacious and have air conditioning. Guests can also enjoy satellite TV, bathrobes and 24-hour room service.West 5 Brasserie and Bar is a relaxing space, with a 40-inch LCD TV for sports. The restaurant serves modern European cuisine and a buffet breakfast.Hanger Lane London Underground Station has excellent access to Central London and Westfield Shopping Centre via the Central Line. Hanger Hill Park is a few minutes’ walk away.