Ealing is a major suburban district of West London and a thriving metropolitan area that is also the administrative centre of the London Borough of Ealing. Located just 12 miles from the city of London, Ealing was historically a rural village that shaped into a suburban area after the shift in the economy due to the opening of the railway station in 1838. Since then, there are various bodies that monitor the management, political structure and development of a corporate and community plan to ensure the steady progress of this third largest borough, located in the heart of West London. According to the Ealing Council, there have been similar efforts undertaken to help the community with affordable and accessible transportation. Moreover, Ealing Community Transport has provided the Plus Bus service that is convenient and has minimal charges, making travelling in London easy on the pocket.
Staying at Ealing For tourists, staying at one of the hotels in Ealing is a good option while holidaying in London. With plenty of budget and cheap hotels in Acton (also part of the London Borough of Ealing), you are sure to find comfortable and conveniently located hotels. A good idea is to say at hotels in Ealing such as Holiday Inn London West, which offers easy access to Central London, Westfield Shopping Centre and even Wembley Stadium.
Year Round Festivals
This district plays host to several annual festivals, each of which is more distinctive than the last. The first festival of the year is the Jazz Festival, held at Walpole Park. The annual Beer Festival, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale, is also held in the park and draws massive crowds. It was previously held at Ealing Town Hall but due to its rising popularity, it outgrew the available space there and was moved to this open air venue. Other popular festivals that you can catch year round at Ealing include the Comedy, Blues and Global festivals and also Opera in the Park. In the movie, Bridget Jones's Diary, Hugh Grant recites a limerick about the wonders of Ealing. This district has also been described as “the nation's hotspot for Polish speaking.”
This bustling suburban area also has a rich legacy of famous musicians due to the area’s keen bent towards good music. It is also been said that members of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, famously first met Brian Jones in 1962 at the Ealing Jazz Club, opposite Ealing Broadway station. This jazz club has since then been renamed The Red Room and regularly sees blues and jazz artists entertain the crowds. An article in the Huffington Post, published in August 2013, went on to claim that this suburban district plays a catalytic role for young British musicians due to the presence of the Ealing Club and may soon turn into the home of rock music in London. Be sure to check the tour plan of the band you like, since they may just be stopping by for an event in West London.