Historically Ealing was seen as an escape to the grime, the noise and the dirt associated with central London. As the industry has gradually dried up and the tentacles of Greater London have started to reach further and further, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Ealing had been consumed by the big city.
Even a quick stroll around Ealing will impress upon you - there are lots of grand Victorian homes, as well as the odd modern property development in progress. From single bedroom lets right up to large family houses, there's a large range of properties on offer for people looking to move into London and settle in Ealing. It's a unique, vibrant place and it's also home to a large Polish population.
Ealing's strong transport links have meant that it is a favoured place of residence for those moving in to the London area to seek work. It offers fast commute times right into the heart of London - it takes less than 15 minutes by train.
Landmarks in Ealing include the Walpole Park & Pitzhanger Manor House - a grand, grade 1 listed building that plays host to free art exhibitions. Ealing Questors Theatre is a renowned amateur dramatic playhouse. Ealing is crammed full of culture, creativity and history - there's a reason why it's often referred to as "Queen of the Suburbs". If central London is an unappealing place in terms of somewhere to live, Ealing is well worth looking into - it's popular for a reason.