Located in Hanwell in the borough of Ealing, this is one of London’s last, truly undiscovered gems. This is somewhere with a strong sense of self, brimful of character and individuality, with a vibrant, welcoming community. With its clusters of independent cafés, bars and shops, and over 3,300 acres of green space within the borough of Ealing, the place has a wonderfully relaxed, villagey feel.
Hanwell is an emerging, quintessential west London neighbourhood, with its wealth of village characteristics, style and charm.
Hanwell is ideally placed — away from the city hustle, yet only a short ride from the heart of London. Connections are excellent; Crossrail will take you to Paddington in 12 minutes and Bond Street in 17 minutes. International travel is also within easy reach with Heathrow Airport only 11 minutes away.
Seats of Learning
As far as education goes, there’s quality as well as quantity in and around Hanwell. St. Mark’s Primary School and Oaklands Primary School are of high calibre, while ‘Outstanding’ local secondary schools include Elthorne Park High School and grammar-turned-academy Drayton Manor High School. Thanks to Crossrail, the best of London’s universities — including UCL, Imperial College and London School of Economics — are a short ride away. There are 73 outstanding or good primary and secondary schools within the borough of Ealing.
The great outdoors
There’s lush green space and a beautifully landscaped public square right on your doorstep. And you don’t have to wander far from Hanwell Square to find an abundance of nature, parks, trees, walks and cycle paths. Brent Lodge Park, with its tranquil riverside meadows, zoo and yew tree maze is just around the corner. The ancient Elthorne Park, and the Victorian-built Grand Union Canal, lie to the south. While a swathe of playing fields, allotments and two golf courses skirt the banks of the nearby River Brent. Ealing is one of London’s greenest boroughs with 3,300 acres of green space and is neighbour to some of west London’s most beautiful boroughs.