"Queen of the Suburbs" Top 5 Page for this destination Ealing by toonsarah
Ealing Travel Guide: 85 reviews and 181 photos
Neither countryside nor city, it has some of the benefits of both (and, it has to be said, some of the downsides of both too). There are plenty of restaurants and pubs to suit all tastes, reasonable shops, a cinema (currently closed) and other facilities – and there are also several parks and lots of trees, giving the town a greenness that you don’t always find in other parts of the city.
Although this area has been inhabited for thousands of years, Ealing really came into its own in the nineteenth century, when the Great Western Railway company opened a station at Ealing Broadway.
The suburb mushroomed from a sleepy back-water into what the Victorians crowned the “Queen of the Suburbs”, and most of the houses here (including ours) date from that period. You can read more about the history of Ealing in my General tip.
Off the beaten path: The Ealing Club and the Old fire station in South Ealing
Restaurants: Chimichanga and some new coffee shops
Local customs: a Midsummer Fayre
Nightlife: Summer festivals in Walpole Park
Things to do: See the Town Hall and St Mary’s Church
Transport: Bike hire and parking in Ealing Broadway [a tip for my VT friend Don]
- Pros:Green spaces, lots of facilities
- Cons:The same as any other urban area, I guess
- In a nutshell:Still the Queen of the Suburbs?
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