You might just think of it as a shopping destination but with news of plans for a new Crossrail station at Ealing Broadway it is going to be extended on the business map. So why might you choose this as a place to stay?
Attractions and shopping
It’s impossible to visit Ealing Broadway without stopping off at the Pitzhanger Manor House. Along with a gallery this is Ealing’s flagship cultural venue and with good reason; the Grade I listed Manor-House was designed by architect John Soane in 1800 while the gallery alongside it is widely considered as West London’s premier professional venue for contemporary artists.
It can’t be denied also that Ealing is the place for shopping. Ealing Broadway shopping centre has a wide range of shops including Argos, New Look and JD Sports. There are plenty of eateries from Patisserie Valerie and Wagamama’s to break up your shopping trip.
Ealing is connected. From its West London location you can easily travel into central London, Reading and London’s Heathrow airport. The Heathrow connect offers a regular service and it takes around 15 – 30 minutes to get to each terminal. There’s also national rail close at hand with trains to Reading – around 45 minutes away – Slough – just 20 minutes – and London Paddington which is just 10 minutes.
The tube station at Ealing is served by the Central and District lines. This offers a regular underground service to East London and the City making it the ideal location for those working in there.
Ealing, and more particularly Ealing Broadway, has a cosmopolitan feel to it thanks to the range of bars, eateries and nightlife spots dotted around. Charlotte’s Place is a favourite as it offers a cosy atmosphere and delicious cuisine including Cornish Sole, Rabbit and Rare Breed Beef. If you fancy something special head to the Cote Brasserie which serves robust French flavours, good vibes and value for money.
Ealing is home to a good mix of the old and the new. The Rose and Crown is a traditional British pub complete with warm comfortable environment, wide range of beers and a claim to offer the best ale in Ealing. There are also plenty of modern bars with plush interiors and a range of drinks on offer.
Out in the open
Ealing is blessed with green spaces as its in the heart of West London’s suburbs. Walpole Park is close to the station and offers a peaceful sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of London living. There are a range of facilities at the park including a playground and a pond while the cafe is the ideal spot to chill out and relax with a cuppa.
Pitshanger Park is designed for those who are a little sportier. There are tennis, bowls, and football facilities on site. It’s also a good spot for those who love animals and getting back to nature as there are water vole, kingfisher, native black poplar, orchids and adder’s tongue fern along the river.
If this has enticed you to stay in Ealing then Clarendon has a range of one bedroom serviced apartments near Ealing Broadway station. To find out more contact our friendly reservations team on 01784 489200 (option 1) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.