Living in Ealing provides the best of both worlds. It is within easy reach of central London as well as providing easy access to the towns and countryside of the South East and beyond. An excellent place to live in its own right. Ealing has thriving arts and leisure facilities and more than eight square kilometres of parks and green spaces.
As one of London's busiest boroughs, there are all the recreational facilities you would expect in a lively metropolitan centre, with museums, a local theatre, cinemas, galleries and an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars to choose from.
Ealing Broadway station is set to receive substantial improvements in preparation for the introduction of Crossrail. When the new services start from 2019, passengers will benefit from faster and more reliable links to central London and beyond.
The main station works are due to start in September 2015. The work is expected to last a little over two years. The station will remain open during these works.
Crossrail plans substantial remodelling of the station. The current cramped entrance and ticket hall be replaced by a new glass structure that will let in much more natural light and be significantly more spacious. In addition, new lifts and staircases will make it much easier for passengers to get around the station.
Further information about the plans can be found here.
Ealing's central location and wide range of transport links provide convenient access to many destinations including the capital. By rail, Paddington is a 10 minute train journey and the West End is 30 minutes away on the District, Central or Piccadilly tube lines. Major road routes connect Ealing to Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, South Wales, Central London, Heathrow and Gatwick Airport. Heathrow is the nearest airport to Ealing at a distance of approximately eight miles.