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Living in Ealing, London’s ‘Queen of Suburbs’


Ealing is one of the largest and greenest boroughs in London, and often called ‘the queen of the suburbs’ because of its parks and leafy streets. It is 11.5 miles from central London, just 5.4 miles from Heathrow Airport, and extremely well connected both by road and rail. If you are considering living in Ealing, this article is for you!

A borough with cultural richness and luxuriant foliage

Ealing is best known for Ealing Studios, the world’s oldest film studios, which has produced a wealth of Hollywood films, including The Imitation Game, Murder on the Orient Express, and The Theory of Everything. Ealing’s astonishing greenery and traditional architecture were ingeniously captured in many of the scenes in the movies. It’s not unusual to bump into a film star in Ealing.

Ealing Studios are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ealing’s cultural richness. The Ealing Jazz Club, The Questors Theatre, and various manors exhibit Ealing’s elegant traditional British style. Walpole Park welcomes everyone to stop by and enjoy its featured fishpond with fountains, parkland and serpentine lake. Every summer, Ealing Summer Festivals host annual events in Walpole Park, such as the Ealing Beer Festival, the Ealing Comedy Festival and the Ealing Jazz Festival, catering for all tastes.

In and around Ealing are many leading educational institutes, including world-renowned Brunel University, Royal Holloway University, and the University of West London. Southall, a town in the Borough of Ealing, offers excellent education opportunities, including OFSTED rated ‘outstanding’ and ‘good’ primary and secondary schools.

After sending your children to school, you can enjoy an afternoon tea or stroll in tree-lined Brent Lodge Park or Walpole Park, chat freely with friends beside a water garden or rose garden.

Crossrail effect drives property prices in London

Ealing is one of the most eco-friendly boroughs in London, and home to a thriving town centre with a GDP of £10.5 billion. The forthcoming Crossrail will connect Ealing Broadway Station with central London, and the east and west branches, and Heathrow Airport, tremendously increasing connectivity within greater London. The Ealing Council activated the Southall Opportunity Area Planning Framework to maximise the potential of the area,with new development accelerated by Crossrail. The framework is set to deliver at least 6,000 new homes and 3,000 new jobs in a 520-ha opportunity area in Southall. New neighbourhoods with thriving and distinctive town centres and flourishing businesses and training opportunities are expected to be developed in the next 20 years.

With the coming Crossrail (Elizabeth Line), it will be only a three-minute ride from Southall Station to Ealing Broadway Station, where you can immerse yourself in cultural diversity, a tasteful mix of period and modern architecture and lovely green open spaces which are enjoyed by the area. Visit Amazon Fresh, the first convenience grocery store in the UK that offers Just Walk Out Technology and enjoy a refreshing checkout-free shopping experience. Heathrow Central Station, where Heathrow Airport is located, is only eight minutes away. Hundreds of travel destinations around the world are right at your doorstep.

Take a 14-minute ride to the Paddington area for first-class education at the University of London, or follow the footstep of the much-loved Paddington Bear. London’s CBD Canary Wharf is just about half an hour away. Apart from working, you can enjoy the local lifestyle, with over 300 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Property prices have already risen by 66% within a mile of Crossrail stations. The well-connected transportation in Southall has stimulated development in the district, leading to favourable investment opportunities.

The Green Quarter offers an exceptional rental demand, no void period for landlords

The Green Quarter is expected to become the one of the most biodiverse developments in the UK, with one kilometre of frontage along the Grand Union Carnal alongside the development and over 13 acres of parkland in two new parks. With the new footbridge to the 90-acre Minet Country Park, families can enjoy a refreshing and relaxing walk and leisure time with their treasured pets.

The development will include a new town square and diverse retail facilities for shopping and leisure,creating a thriving community. Residents can enjoy a wide range of resident facilities, including a swimming pool, gym, lounge, co-working space, screening room, car club, and cycle store & hire, along with two supermarkets in the town, Sainsbury’s and Tesco Extra, offering everything residents need at their doorstep.There will also be a new on-site primary school and health centre to help meet the educational and medical needs of residents.

Relish the soothing, neat design projected by white and warm colours, with sophisticated geometric pattern adding colour to the wallpaper and furniture. 1 and 2-bedroom apartments are for sale for the latest phase – The Harris. The price starts from £417,500, offering an exceptional rental demand and yields up to 4.5%.It took only 6 hours for the first flat under this scheme to be rented out, ensuring there was absolutely no void period for the owner!To show Benham & Reeves’ confidence with action, three of their Directors have purchased apartments there. Benham & Reeves is also considering opening a new office onsite for enquiries when space allows.

Appointed by the developer Berkeley Group, Benham & Reeves will host “The Green Quarter Exhibition” this weekend with professional team ready to help investors about properties in Southall and The Green Quarter. To learn more about the prospects of the Southall property market and The Green Quarter, sign up to attend the Exhibition.

【The Green Quarter Exhibition】

Date: 27 – 28 November (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 11 AM – 7 PM

Venue: Suite 3001, 30/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Connaught Road, Central

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About the Author

Established in 1958, Benham and Reeves is one of London’s oldest, independently owned property lettings and sales agents.  With specialism in residential sales, corporate lettings and property management in prime areas of London, the company operates from 21 prominently located branches and 14 international offices.