Places to see in London Ealing
Over the years, companies who had big ideas and needed lots of space but also wanted to be in London set up camp in Ealing, and the highlight for us is Ealing Studios. The amazing history of these early film and television studios, which even gave their name to the iconic Ealing Comedies, is an opportunity you won’t get elsewhere. It’s also the oldest dedicated film studio in the world, having been built in 1902 (eat your heart out, Hollywood!).
Recommended Attraction in Ealing
But an equal attraction for those visiting Ealing is the Sri Guru Singh Sabha, the largest Hindu temple in Europe, and one of London’s most architecturally staggering buildings, particularly if you get to have a peek inside! As well as learning a great deal about the peaceful and fascinating Sikh religion, the interior is decorated with a wow-factor seldom rivalled in British interiors (excepting certain palaces), and will prove to be a highlight of any trip.
Ealing Attractions List
Ealing has much to offer visitors, from its beautiful parks to its leading arts venues. This area is home to the world’s oldest film studios, one of West London’s leading contemporary art spaces and amateur theatre groups, and the largest Sikh temple in Europe. All this in a convenient location near Heathrow Airport! Check out our pick of Ealing’s best attractions and use our booking service to find your perfect Ealing accommodation.
The oldest film studios in the world, Ealing Studios are famous for the Ealing comedies. The BBC took over the studios in 1955, with Doctor Who and Monty Python's Flying Circus being filmed here. In recent years, Ealing Studios produced films like Notting Hill and St Trinian’s.
Address: Ealing Green, London, W5 5EP
Phone: 020 8567 6655
The district’s flagship cultural venue, PM Gallery & House is a haven for architecture and arts fans. Famed architect John Soane designed Pitzhanger Manor-House in 1800, which is now Grade I listed, and contemporary art is on display at PM Gallery, considered one of West London's best arts venues.
Address: Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5 5EQ
Phone: 020 8567 1227
Home to one of London’s leading amateur theatre groups, The Questors Theatre puts on 15-20 plays each year in its 350-seat playhouse and 90-seat studio theatre. You can catch everything from British classics and world theatre’s major works to modern dramas and comedies.
Address: 12 Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5 5BQ
Phone: 020 8567 5184
Europe’s largest Sikh temple, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara opened in 2003. This Sikh Gurdwara is home to a library that holds hundreds of books in several languages. It is said to be the largest Sikh temple outside of India, and serves the biggest Sikh community in London.
Address: Havelock Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4NP
Phone: 020 8574 4311
This formal park has a café and children’s playground, with an attraction water garden, ornamental pond and rose garden that provide a peaceful setting for locals and visitors alike. Walpole Park is also home to Ealing Summer events like the comedy, blues and jazz festivals.
Address: Southall Library, Osterley Park Road, Southall, London, UB2 4BL
The perfect place for a peaceful walk along the River Brent, wildlife watchers love the opportunity to spot birds and animals in Pitshanger Park. Sports fans, meanwhile, love the football, bowls and tennis facilities, with golfers making use of Ealing Golf Course next door.
Address: Woodbury Park Road, Ealing, London, W13 8DJ
Phone: 020 8991 9844
Leeland Road is the place to be on Saturday mornings, as foodies descend on Ealing Farmers’ Market to buy fabulous fresh produce from farms. Tickle your taste buds with the goodies, from heritage apples and rare meat like rook and squirrel to delicious cakes and scrumptious cheese.
Address: Leeland Road, Ealing, London W13 9HH
Ealing is known as a retail centre, and the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre will keep shopaholics entertained for hours, You will find High Street stores alongside independent bazaars. There are also cafes, restaurants and pubs to rest in after all that retail therapy!
Address: 101 The Broadway, Ealing, London W5 5JY
Phone: 020 8567 3453
Ealing Golf Course has an 18-hole parkland course, laid out by Harry S. Colt. The member’s club, which was founded in 1898, welcomes visitors and offers affordable green fees. It also hosts functions like weddings, conferences and parties. So if you want a round, you don’t have to go far!
Address: Perivale Lane, Greenford UB6 8TS
Phone: 020 8997 0937