Ealing Common is the name of a large green space in West London, bordered by Gunnersbury Avenue to the East and Uxbridge Road to the north. The area was deemed a park in 1866 and currently makes up approximately 47 acres of parkland.
The park boasts chestnut trees as well as a large oak tree, which were planted in the Victorian era. There is also a small rose garden in an enclosed area named Warwick Dene. Once upon a time the space was used for grazing animals. A series of cement blocks in the corner closest to Uxbridge Road mark the former entrances to underground shelters in use during World War II. Today there is heavy traffic from the infamous North Circular Road along the Common’s east side, but despite this it remains a large and invaluable area for local people and visitors alike. It is a showcase of great architectural style from the mid-Victorian period onwards as one wanders along the bordering residential roads with many Grade II listed buildings.
The Common hosts fun fairs throughout the year, often at Bank Holiday weekends; regular walks also take place. For the older members of the family, numerous pubs, bars and restaurants surround the area, some of which overlook the greenery.