With evidence suggesting that parts of Ealing have been populated for over 7,000 years, the area has an extremely interesting history and in later years was referred to as the ‘Queen of the Suburbs’.
Spanning the border between city and country, Ealing became popular with wealthy Londoners as a semi-rural retreat in the 1800s. Today, its great transport connections to central London and leafy streets have ensured it has remained a popular location for those seeking a healthy mix of city life and quiet living.
With a strong sense of community and keenness to replicate village living, the locals set up summer festivals, theatre groups and galleries. Those moving to Ealing tend to stay and many of its residents and their families have lived in the area for many decades. At present over development has been avoided, however, when Cross Rail arrives in 2018 development is likely to increase.
Property in Ealing is varied and, although dominated by Victorian architecture including the large detached houses in Mount Park Conservation area, it also includes 1930s style buildings including Ealing Village which is a Grade II listed Art Deco estate built to attract film stars to Ealing Studios.
With green spaces including Ealing common, the location is an extremely popular residential area. Commercial property is available for those seeking offices to let or shops to rent in Ealing. Warehouses to rent in Ealing should be sought with the help of a professional real estate agent. Business growth in the area is impressive with move VAT registered business located in Ealing that anywhere in West London. The Park Royal industrial estate is the largest in Europe. The borough offers a great location and affordable rents for those seeking commercial property in Ealing. Those seeking studio and retail units to rent in Ealing include freelancers and fledgling businesses operating in the creative industries.