: Ealing Broadway
Car: not necessary
If you are looking for short term accommodation in London but prefer to be away from the hustle and bustle of central London, then the borough of Ealing in West London may be just what you are looking for as a change.
Ealing has almost a village feel to it, with a Common at its heart, edged by delightful bars and restaurants.
The area is probably best known for its film studios, which are the oldest in the world and are particularly associated with the classic Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets, Passport to Pimlico, The Ladykillers and The Lavender Hill Mob.
Ealing also has a rich music history. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones famously first met Brian Jones in 1962 at the Ealing Jazz Club, opposite Ealing Broadway station. Other artists who performed at the club include Rod Stewart and Manfred Mann. The Jazz Club is still a popular music venue, now known as The Red Room nightclub.
Ealing is the host to several annual festivals, including a Beer Festival organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and a popular Jazz Festival. Both are held in Walpole Park, close to Ealing Broadway.
Ealing has very good transport links into London. By overground train it is only 10 minutes into London Paddington, which then connects you with the Heathrow Express service as well as trains to the west of England and Wales.
Ealing Broadway also boasts access to the London Underground, where the Central Line service takes only 20 minutes to reach Marble Arch and the District Line, 30 minutes into Victoria mainline railway station.
The area is also very convenient for the M4 and Heathrow. So if you need easy access to the airport and motorway access to locations west of London, then serviced accommodation in Ealing is ideal.