The Queen of the Suburbs was recently been hooked up with some central city action from the Elizabeth Line. Anticipating this there have been major renovations and developments around Ealing Broadway notably in the form of the FilmWorks area and Dickens Yard. These new apartments are not necessarily affordable for first-time buyers in the UK but are attractive to foreign investors who seek to own London property. Dickens Yard has a 24-hour concierge and residents’ spa and fitness suite, as well as TriYoga, a London yoga centre close to hand. With high-end restaurants and Asian supermarkets, these changes have lifted the landscape of the Uxbridge Rd. Ealing is a large borough of London with many different areas, its own commercial centres, an array of parks and trees, and good transport links into central London.
As well as a new residential area, Filmworks flies the flag of Ealing’s film heritage in the form of a new 8-screen cinema with 900 seats. Originally a classic 1930s cinema, the new development pays homage to the Art Deco roots of the location and provides Ealing, not only with excellent modern cinema viewing but an arthouse cinema, café and cultural centre. The Filmworks apartments make great rental properties for people who want culture and laid-back city vibes on their doorstep. Overlooking Walpole Park and Pitzhanger Manor, and with Ealing Studios a stone’s throw away they have classic West London majesty with high street accessibility. As you would expect, there’s good coffee and food close to hand, with many more Asian restaurants popping up in the vicinity. Plus, there’s a Boom Battle Bar if you need to play pool or throw some axes before or after the flicks.
Edging out of Ealing into North Acton is the new development on the site of the Elizabeth Arden perfume factory. In line with the new developments of Old Oak Common Station, the Perfume Factory will be one and two-bedroom apartments available as shared ownership. With the new national high-speed train station, the old industrial area of Park Royal is set for a complete change of scene. Green spaces and commercial areas are set to develop around the Perfume Factory and the area surrounding this large national rail station. The West London shopping mecca Westfield in Shepherds Bush is within easy reach by bus, while the Elizabeth Line and the Central Line head into town.
Ealing Parks and greenspaces
Heralded as Queen of the Suburbs for her green spaces Ealing has a network of intersecting parks, canal walks, greens, and common land. There are allotments in South Ealing: Ascott Allotments, Northfields, and Haslemere allotments, also in Northfields. Ealing’s parks have been awarded the most Green Flag awards of anywhere in the UK. If you look up in the trees you are bound to see the green flashes of London parakeets that also appreciate all these green spaces listed below.
- Walpole Park – home to Pitzhanger Manor and many summer festivals, playgrounds
- Lammas Park – tennis courts, bowling area, football pitches, playground and playcentre
- Ealing Common – perennial area for fairgrounds and circuses in Ealing
- Haven Green – an ancient crossroads outside of Ealing Broadway station
- Ealing Green – a conservation area that connects Ealing Broadway and South Ealing
- Hanwell Zoo – affectionately known as The Bunny Park
- Gunnersbury Park museum, park, venue, boating lake and sports pitches.
- Pitzhanger Park nature reserve, Brent river, playing fields, playgrounds and playcentre
Ealing Film Festival
Ealing’s cinematic heritage goes back to 1902, when Ealing Studios were established. In a new wave of open picture houses, the Ealing Film Festival runs in November 2023. While international filmmakers are participating, it is very much a community event. Celebrating the new picture houses Act One, Ealing Project, and the Picturehouse, it is likely this festival will become another signature Ealing annual event. Shining a spotlight on new talent, the festival celebrates local culture and the potential of new expression for the next generations.
Ealing Summer Festivals
Over the years Ealing’s success at hosting festivals has grown to encompass a great range of festivals, talents, and family activities. Ealing is proud to host an ever-growing variety of festivals that showcase various arts, culture, and music.
- Greenford carnival and Acton carnival
- Ealing Comedy Festival, Ealing Blues and Jazz festivals
- London Mela – a celebration of South Asian culture
- New Gen youth festival.
Making the best of Ealing’s parks these festivals have brought artists and comedians into the borough, such as Roy Ayers, Courtney Pine, Sarah Millican, The Animaks, Johnny Vegas and Nick Lowe. 2023 saw the first Latino Life in the Park in Walpole Park, bringing some vibras picante into W5.
House prices in Ealing
House prices in Ealing have gone down by an average of over £2,000 in January 23 according to figures from the Land Registry. They range from £101,250 – £3,500,000. At a glance, you are looking at average prices per size. All sizes of property have seen a decrease in value according to this data.
Average prices per number of bedrooms
One Bedroom £384,270
Two bedroom £517,792
Three bedroom £869,800
Four bedroom £841,250
Five bedroom £1,483,333
Six and more £2,533,333
House prices tend to be lower in neighbouring Brentford, Greenford,Acton and Southall. Brentford is in the Borough of Hounslow, but all the others are in the Borough of Ealing. Both Greenford and Southall are also benefiting from the Elizabeth Line link up with Central London. Brentford is undergoing extensive regeneration and new building as its riverside location becomes more desireable.
Learning in Ealing
Ealing has a network of schools throughout the borough, of state, and independent schools. It is also home to The University of West London and Drama Studio London. With so many green spaces around Ealing it is also a good place for young people to get together, walk together, and easily use the many public transport connections available. The Questors Theatre near Walpole Park has courses and classes as well as productions. As you can imagine, such a family-based area has a great choice of after-school clubs and activities.
Moving to Ealing with Aussie
Many people move to Ealing for the larger gardens and greenspaces, and those who live there tend to move around the borough, not wanting to uproot entirely. With the added appeal of shorter journey times into the city centre, and the recent redevelopments, Ealing continues to charm. When it comes to making your move, be sure to get in touch with us at Aussie. We take the stress out of moving, as we bring our positive attitude to every removal and storage job. Whether you need storage, a large removal team or something swift, we can work with you to find a quote that suits you and delivers you without any delay into the green skirts of the Queen of the Suburbs. Read our reviews here, and contact our team today for a quote.