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Ealing area guide

Discover the best of W5 with our area guide to the best pubs, bars, restaurants and things to do in Ealing

Walpole Park, Ealing, 2015
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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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Things to do in Ealing

London Transport Museum Depot
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London Transport Museum Depot

A cornucopia of old-school treasures open mainly for special events, themed weekend and guided tours

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Walpole Park
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Walpole Park

Impressive and tranquil grounds that belonged to the architect Sir John Soane in the early nineteenth century

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5 out of 5 stars

Pubs and bars in Ealing

Ealing Park Tavern
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Ealing Park Tavern

Some people claimed that gastropubs would save the British pub industry and even British gastronomy. Maybe it didn’t quite work out like that – Cajun wings and sloppy burgers have elbowed their way ahead of indigenous British dishes of late – but in vast swathes of London, gastropubs still offer the best of both worlds, straddling both smart pubs and casual restaurants. South Ealing has the latest case study in ‘How to Make a Gastropub’. The refurbished Ealing Park Tavern has big windows, leather seats, a fire, an open kitchen, cutlery and thick napkins, taxidermy and wood panelling. A microbrewery will soon open out the back, beside the beer garden. It welcomes dogs; it shows the rugby; it even serves cocktails. You can drop by for a pint of real ale (Dark Star Espresso Stout, £2.30 a half) and a read of the papers. You can park the pram and have a Sunday roast (a pretty amazing roast beef and trimmings for £14), or pre-book a whole suckling pig if there are eight of you. And you can book a table in the more formal restaurant for a three-course meal (mains from £11). The Ealing Park Tavern is run by the ETM Group, which has form – it also runs a few other classic and pleasantly posh London gastropubs such as the Gun in the Docklands and the Botanist on Sloane Square. Like those fancified pubs, the Ealing Park Tavern hits the spot with most things. Apart from some muddled service, everything was just as it should be – welcoming, friendly, good value, locally rooted, profess

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The Rose & Crown
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The Rose & Crown

A classic Fuller's pub with a decent outside area.

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5 out of 5 stars
Duke of Kent
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Duke of Kent

Newly refurbished spacious and Stylish Fuller’s gastro pub in Ealing. The pub has a large beer garden with edible planting, terrace, lawn and play area.

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The Grange

The Grange

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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Restaurants in Ealing

Santa Maria
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Santa Maria

Next door to Ealing Studios’ watering hole, the Red Lion, this pocket-sized pizzeria puts real heart into its offerings.

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4 out of 5 stars
Atariya
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Atariya

Just a few paces from Ealing Common station, this restaurant has a strong reputation for high-quality sushi.

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Charlotte's W5
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Charlotte's W5

Housed in a Victorian stable block conversion and offering elegant and creative British and European dishes.

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Limeyard
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Limeyard

With a menu that changes throughout the day, there are loads of delicious West Coast inspired treats to be had.   

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Hotels in Ealing

Hotel 55

Hotel 55

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.

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The Kings Arms

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.

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Premier Inn London Ealing

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.

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Crowne Plaza London Ealing

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.

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The perfect weekend in Ealing

Visit: Walpole Park
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Visit: Walpole Park

Following a major regeneration project in 2013 visit to discover the park’s historical features, buildings and landscapes.

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Shop: Harrison’s Deli
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Shop: Harrison’s Deli

Pop into this fresh food deli that specialises in cheese and wine to pick up supplies for your weekend. 

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Eat: WA Café
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Eat: WA Café

Get your fix of French/Japanese pastry in Ealing Broadway in this light, minimally designed café. 

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Drink: Ealing Park Tavern
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Drink: Ealing Park Tavern

Grab a pint in this historic British pub and Microbrewery that also offers one heck of a Sunday lunch.

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