Spotlight on Ealing

Ealing is a district in West London, situated circa 12 miles from the City of London. The area was historically known as the "Queen of the Suburbs”, gaining the title due to the parkland providing a semi-rural retreat for wealthy Londoners in the Victorian era. Ealing meets all the prerequisites of families who are searching for the advantages of being close to central London but with all the needs of a growing family catered for. Ealing offers one of the broadest spectrums of property that can be found in any London suburb, from new one and two bedroom apartments to prime detatched Victorian and Edwardian houses. With excellent transport links, a wide choice of schools, beautiful parks and bustling centre, it’s little wonder that more and more people are choosing to live in Ealing.

New Development – Dickens Yard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ealing is experiencing a surge of new development and new homes are popping up all across the borough, such as high end apartments and penthouses at Dickens Yard. Fraser & Co are currently marketing two units for sale and one unit for lettings in this luxurious development. Dickens Yard offers residents a dedicated 24 hour concierge service, swimming pool, gymnasium and is conveniently located a 5 min walk to Ealing Broadway station and right by Ealing Broadway shopping centre. The apartments will be completed to a high specification including underfloor heating and private balconies.

Shopping & Culture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ealing Broadway has a large indoor shopping centre offering a wide variety of high street stores, boutiques and a supermarket, with other shops located off Ealing Green and Haven Green. The area has been subject to much regeneration recently right in the heart of Ealing with traffic-free streets lined with boutique shops and cafes when it is complete.

Ealing is possibly most famous for being home to Ealing Studios, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world. Ealing Studios has accommodated high profile films including Notting Hill, Star Wars – Episode 2, and Bridget Jones 2. More recently, the BBC’s Downton Abbey was largely shot at Ealing Studios.

Green Spaces                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Walpole Park plays host to many summer events including an annual jazz festival. There are several other large parks including Gunnersbury Park, ideal for long walks, and the setting for many summer sporting tournaments.Lammas Park features enchanting gardens and is ideal for a picnic. Ealing can offer the choice of two golf courses; Ealing Golf Course and Hanger Hill Golf Course.

Transport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tube: Ealing has four Tube stations all in Zone 3. Ealing Broadway is at the end of the Central and District Lines, Ealing Common is on the District and Piccadilly Lines and North and South Ealing are on the Piccadilly Line. Rail: First Great Western trains from Ealing Broadway and West Ealing to Paddington take just 10 to 15 minutes, with the Heathrow Connect service getting you to the airport in less than 30 minutes. Crossrail: Ealing Broadway Station is currently being substantially remodelled to make way for Crossrail in 2019. This will link Ealing to 40 stations cross the Capital and cut existing journey times significantly. Bus: Ealing is served by an impressive number of bus routes, with some offering 24 hour services. Cycle: Proposals to build a Cycle Superhighway between Tower Hill and Acton could make life even easier for Ealing cyclists, who currently enjoy a 40 minute cycle to Hammersmith.

For more information on Dickens Yard or properties for sales and lettings in Ealing, please contact Fraser & Co Kew Bridge and Brentford Office. 020 8747 0661

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