If you are thinking of moving to the London Borough of Ealing or the Ealing area or visiting Ealing then we hope you find our view and review of the Ealing area interesting.
We are surveyors, so our view of Ealing may be a bit property biased, but would you expect us to be anything else but property biased! We carry out surveys all over London , including building surveys, structural surveys, and engineer's reports; of course we are happy to carry them out in Ealing. We have tried to put other interesting facts about Ealing and the Ealing area, many of which we don't think you will find anywhere else on the Internet.
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Ealing, a bit of fun
If you can read these articles in the sprit they were written; that they were written for people that don't know the area. We would be more than happy to add any comments from the Ealing area and any comments also from Ealing locals who feel that we've missed out any important facts, or indeed if any of the facts we have put down are not accurate.
Where in London is Ealing?
Ealing is located in the west area of London , five or six miles from the centre of London , near to Acton, Hammersmith and Brent. We have heard it called the capital of West London and we believe in years gone by it was known as the Queen of the suburbs. It is also very handily situated between Heathrow and the centre of London and you can see Wembley Stadium, which is in Brent, which is quite a sight. It is not too far away from Chiswick and Richmond , Richmond Park and Twickenham are to south.
To confuse things, Ealing is divided into South Ealing West Ealing, East Ealing (but not North Ealing), and Ealing Broadway, which houses a shopping centre that our surveyor remembers being built, so you can tell he's known the area for many years for anyone that's in that area. Gunnersbury is considered the posh area of Ealing by some!
We must give our thanks to Google Maps for this information.
We carry out surveys, structural surveys and building surveys on all sorts of buildings all over London and we have carried out lots in the Ealing area.
Ways to travel in the Ealing area
Ealing is near the A406, known as Gunnersbury Avenue and also Hanger Lane and later on Mortlake Road and also the North Circular, the A40, known as Western Avenue, which becomes West Way, is the nearest main road, the A2220, known as Holland Road and Warwick Road, the A4, the Great Western Road, which goes on to the M4, which is a great escape from Ealing during the rush hour, the A3002, which is Boston Road, becoming Uxbridge Road and the A4127, the Greenford Road.
The M40 is close by and the M25 and M1 are not a million miles away.
Ealing is just about on the tube line on the very green area and there are several tube stations covering the area, such as Ealing Broadway (tube and mainline), North Ealing and West Acton . Acton main line station is nearby, as is West Ealing .
A bit further afield
A bit further afield are Wembley, Brent, Willesden, Alperton, Park Royal, Wormwood Scrubs, Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, Chiswick, and Gunnersbury Park .
The Ealing area is also covered by the excellent Google Street View, where you can literally walk along the road.
Interesting facts we know about the Ealing area
Interesting fact about Ealing number one
Ealing is a very green suburb, with Ealing Common, Perivale Park and Gunnersbury Park all nearby, as well as the general leafy streets. Gunnersbury Park is the largest park in West London and it also houses Gunnersbury Park Museum .
Interesting fact about Ealing number two
Ealing is the location of Ealing Film Studios. We remember walking around this area when we were walking on one of our first major projects, which is the YMCA building, situated near Thames Valley University , known as TVU (it is also in Brentford). It is the number one university for graduate employment.
Interesting fact about Ealing number three
Ealing was interestingly the first stage post of London to Oxford mail run. There was also an Ealing to Uxbridge and High Wycombe run as well. On the West Ealing Neighbours website there is the location of the first out post from Oxford , which was originally known as Old Hat and has been remained many times since. It is an excellent website to have a look at.
Interesting fact about Ealing number four
Ealing Lawn Tennis Club was once the most successful ladies tennis club in the world.
Interesting fact about Ealing number five
Ealing has the Hanger Lane Gyratory, which was once described as Ealing's less appreciated attraction!
Ealing is located to the west of London . At some point it was known as Ealing Dean.
Apparently, it was in the early 1900's when, as an expansion into the suburbs, brought Ealing into being part of London . Nevertheless, there are still very leafy, tree lined roads and streets, and there were once areas of farmland, which were taken over for the development area we now know as Ealing.
The area has a variety of property styles; Victorian and Edwardian are popular and there are large period houses in Ealing Common and the Broadway, which are Listed or fall within a Conservation Area, which means they fall under special regulations by the way they can be repaired and altered. Some newer developments for the after war building took place, replacing bomb damaged houses and some housing with 1960 post-war built houses. We are more than happy to carry out building surveys, structural surveys, engineers reports on these properties to give you a clear idea of any problems that you may be buying when you buy your new house.
Famous buildings we have not surveyed!
Unfortunately we haven't been able to come up with any really famous buildings in the Ealing area, so anyone who knows any please phone or e-mail us, we are sure we can sort out some sort of prize.
The Hoover building on the A40 may just about be in Ealing, or it may be in Perivale; we are not absolutely sure.
Things to do in Ealing
One of our surveyors who was brought up in the area comments that the night life is great, with every conceivable sort of food available from the restaurants and every type of atmosphere going available from the local pubs. The surveyor also comments that you meet all sorts of characters in the area, including the chap that wears his bowler hat (we can't vouch for how sober the surveyor was at the time, but we hope he had finished his building survey!).
For those that need shopping retail therapy there are at least two shopping centres in Ealing.
Also look at the Ealing Today website has some excellent photographs of Ealing and the Ealing Fields Residents Association (E FRA) website . Rather than repeat what they have on their excellent website we will refer you to them. Also look at the Story of London website.
We will carry out all sorts of surveys, structural surveys, building surveys, etc.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.
Commercial property independent surveyors advice
If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com .
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