Ealing is a large suburb in west London, England and the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Ealing. It is located west of Charing Cross and is one of the major metropolitan centres identified in the London Plan. It was historically a rural village in the county of Middlesex and formed an ancient parish. Improvement in communications with London, culminating with the opening of the railway station in 1838, shifted the local economy to market garden supply and eventually to suburban development. As part of the growth of London in the 20th century, Ealing significantly expanded and increased in population and has formed part of Greater London since 1965. It now forms a significant commercial and retail centre with a developed night time economy.

Why visit?

  • Ealing has a long and fascinating history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to the Iron Age. The area has been home to many famous figures throughout the centuries, including the likes of William Shakespeare, John Milton, and Charles Dickens.
  • Ealing is home to a number of interesting museums and galleries, including the Ealing Museum, the Ealing Art Gallery, and the Ealing Film Museum. These museums and galleries offer a great insight into the history and culture of the area.
  • Ealing is home to a number of beautiful parks and open spaces, including Walpole Park, Gunnersbury Park, and Ealing Common. These parks are perfect for a leisurely stroll, a picnic, or a game of football.