What makes living in Ealing so great?

Published: 26 October 2021

A local’s guide to Ealing

A local’s guide for Ealing

Ealing is located west of central London and has long been a popular district. Ealing is an environmentally friendly and less crowded home compared to central London and was known as the "Queen of the Suburbs". Ealing is a large and prosperous town with excellent transportation, schools, shopping malls and entertainment venue, making it the perfect place to visit or call home.

The Location                                                                         

Ealing has everything you need, bustling bars and restaurants, a diverse shopping district, essential amenities and excellent transport options are a short stroll away. Ealing offers a variety of dining options from anywhere in the world on any budget. From chic and modern cafés with lattes and muffins to great restaurants like Bill’s restaurant and bar serving up delicious classic British dishes like Fish pie and eggs benedict and some unique dishes like Mojo marinated chicken skewers and smoked streaky bacon pancakes. There’s also a large selection of other chain restaurants including Wagamama, Tonkotsu and Franco Manca that specialise in freshly baked sourdough pizza with a range of mouth-watering flavours like Genovese Neapolitan Ragú pizza. Ealing is also the home to Gordon Ramsey’s new restaurant, Bread Street Café which serves Gordons’s signature beef wellington or new dishes such as the Wagyu beef sandwich or the Hells kitchen burger. You will so many options, there's no shortage of new foods to try.

Transport links

However, the locals set out primarily to undertake important work in the city. Four subway stations with access to the Central Line (Ealing Broadway), Piccadilly Line (South Ealing, Ealing Common, nearby Northfield), District Line (Ealing Common, Ealing Broadway), and West Ealing There is an overhead station. Easily put in and let go of your beloved green part.


Ealing has excellent independent schools for all ages and has very good or good Ofsted certificates. Harvington Prep School, Notting Hill Ealing High School, Twyford Church of England High School, and Fielding Elementary School Wyndham Road are just a few of the best schools in Ealing.

Things to do in Ealing

Some people see Ealing as the heart of London, with instant access to lively eateries, cosmopolitan shopping and terrific transport links you don’t have to go far to find everything you need. For sports and recreation or rest and relaxation, Walpole Park is a key green space in West Ealing. Free art exhibitions are held at the historic Pitzhanger Manor, and the park is also home to Ealing Summer Festival. If you enjoy watching shows check out the Questors Theatre, one of the largest community playhouses in Europe, the Questors Theatre has a reputation for putting on polished pieces – its president is Dame Judi Dench, after all. Get involved in the productions, or sit back and enjoy the show. If you enjoy music or playing musical instruments, head over to The Musical Museum for a fascinating story of how people have captured and listened to music over the last four centuries. From tiny music boxes to a Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ, their collection includes an impressive array of instruments and inventions, including reproducing pianos, self-playing violins, pipe organs and other instruments. If you want a more unique experience then Hen Corner might be the perfect place to go with the family, book a cooking class and learn how to make a range of different dishes including how to make Stollen, a German sweet bread with a rich almond filling or learn how to make pasta from scratch. If the kids get bored cooking, they can spend time playing with some adorable chickens and learning how to keep bees!

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Written by the SO Resi In-House Team

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