Ealing Borough Guide

Your All In London guide to Ealing

The third largest of London's boroughs with a population of 300,000 and the 4th most ethnically diverse borough in the country in terms of sheer numbers, Ealing is said to be one of the prettiest of West London's areas. With Central & Piccadilly Line (from Heathrow) tube links and mainline rail links to Paddington, the borough acts as a key commuter transport hub into central London.


Ealing is a densely populated outer London borough covering a total area of 55 square kilometres to the west of the city centre. The borough is a relatively prosperous one but is a community of sharp contrasts with pockets of poverty existing alongside this wealth. There are seven principal town centres acting as hubs in the borough. These vary from green and spacious areas such as Ealing Common, to more built-up urban areas such as Acton. Ealing is the fourth most ethnically diverse area in the country with over 100 languages spoken, and is home to the largest Sikh population outside India and a large Polish community.

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Must see attractions in Ealing

Ealing Common

Off Grange Road, Ealing W5 3NN
Pitzhanger Manor House

Walpole Park, Mattock Lane W5 5EQ

Regions & Neighbourhoods in Ealing

Acton
Situated in the London Borough of Ealing, this region boasts an impressive total of seven railways, making it one of the most accessible parts of London! Historically, Acton was an ancient village; mo...
Ealing
There are suggestions that Ealing has been inhabited for more than 7,000 years as there is evidence of a small settlement in the forested region of West London. In 1599, the earliest English census re...
Hanwell
Hanwell sits west of Ealing, somewhat in the shadow of its better known neighbour. The A3 expressway was once a favourite site for highwaymen, however today Hanwell is safe, peaceful and has plenty of...
Southall
It’s no wonder Southall is known as ‘Little India’, the area contains the largest South Asian community outside of India. Walking down Southall’s streets reveals colourful sari shops, the smel...
West Ealing
West Ealing’s Broadway was once a bustling shopping street, however in recent years many of the big stores have closed down and the focus has shifted to Ealing Central. Most of the new additions to ...
Greenford
This north west London suburb is home to a sizeable Asian community as well as young families and professionals who find they can get more value for their money here than in inner London districts. Th...

Neighbouring Boroughs

Hillingdon
The London Borough of Hillingdon the second largest in London and is located on the westerly edge of Great London, 14 miles from the centre. It is home to Heathrow Airport, the world's businest airp...
Hounslow
A large, leafy and ethinically diverse borough stretching from Chiswick in the east to Heathrow Airport in the west. Heathrow is arguably a mixed blessing to the borough; it acts as one of the areas b...
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hammersmith and Fulham is a small Borough in the west of inner London split by the busy routes of the A4 and A40 which pass thorugh its heart. The borough can't be generalised as it really is a comple...
Harrow
The Borough of Harrow lies to the north-western outer ring of Greater London bordering on the next county of Hertfordshire. It is an incredibly diverse area with over 40% of it's population coming fro...
Brent
Not one of the greenest of London's boroughs but ironically known largely for a small patch of green turf in Wembley; the new stadium with its iconic arch lie at the cultural heart of the area. The ne...

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