Ealing in West London, once a rural village is a now a multicultural urban London Borough filled with leafy greenery. There are so many things to do and see in Ealing. The place is full of parks, cafes, bars, museums, zoo, lakes, restaurants and whatnot. Check out which are the top things to do in Ealing.
Walpole Park is a beautiful tranquil park that lies behind the historic Pitzhanger Manor House. It is the most stunning and essential recreational space of Ealing. Coach hire in Ealing is the comfiest way to get to the park. Park facilities include a playground, the Rickyard learning centre, bird walks, volunteer gardening and other educational activities. Volunteer gardening takes place every Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 am to 12 pm. Bird walks are on third Saturday of each month, and a bat walk usually happens from April to October.
The park has some fantastic major attractions like ornamental bridges, ponds, streams, rose garden, 19th Century landscaping, walled kitchen garden, fish ponds with fountain, the serpentine lake, and a waterfall. It also houses popular cafe bar Pitzhanger Pantry Kiosk Cafe. Walpole Park is also the first choice for hosting various annual festivals like the Ealing Summer Festival, beer festival, comedy festival and many more.
Open Ealing is a leading arts organisation that brings performers, art groups, artists and locals together through their creative art programme. It is an exciting cultural space that creates new opportunities and artistic programmes. The contemporary art gallery of showcases works of both new and established artists.
Whether you want to see the paintings of different cultures or learn how to make such art yourself, Open Ealing is the place for you. Be sure to check out their calendar of events for more information. Open Ealing organise events that are suitable for all age and ability groups. They also offer creative classes, art workshops and wellbeing workshops. Please note that currently, all the classes, events are taking place online. You can also take a virtual tour of their collection of art.
Broadway Shopping Centre
Broadway Shopping Centre is located in Ealing Broadway which is a central travel hub of the borough. It houses a vast collection of shops and eateries. It is a leading shopping premise of Ealing, so you will probably find anything you are looking to buy at Broadway Shopping Centre. There will be many high street and individual stores, cafes, pubs, restaurants, salon, and even banks. It is also near to the local and regional market such as Southhall Market where you can find spices, jewellery, cosmetics, fresh produce and many more items. Broadway Shopping Centre is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.
Northala Fields Park
Northala Fields Park is a perfect site for a family-friendly fun-filled day out. Purpose of the creation of this 27-hectare park is to control noise pollution of nearby A40. The man-made hills are the most attractive features of the park. It was created from the waste of Wembley construction. The park is economical and environment friendly. There are six fishing lakes, streams and wetlands, several playgrounds and a visitor centre. Four large conical earth hills provide an outstanding piece of land art. The viewpoint on top of the tallest hill gives a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding area including, central London and Canary Wharf.
The musical museum represents the history of recorded sound. They have a great collection of the automatic musical instrument including organs, reproducing pianos, orchestrions, self-playing violins, pipe organs, gramophones & synthesizers. The collection ranges from small boxes to large theatre instruments. You can see demonstrations of recording and reproduction of music in previous times. Find the evolution of all the music instrument in one place. There are three unique galleries, a concert hall, a shop, and a cafe. The guided tour offers a practical demonstration and informative narrative. Prior bookings are necessary for both group visit and private hire. The Musical Museum is currently closed, so please check before planning your visit.