10 Things You MUST Do in West London
We've managed to narrow down all there is to do in West London leaving just TEN essential activities. Read on...
Our new aparthotel is opening is Ealing Broadway in West London and there’s an abundance of great stuff which needs doing when you’re resting up with us.
It was a tough call, but we’ve just about managed to recommend ten pretty damn good places/things to visit or do when staying with us at our serviced apartments in Ealing. After all, there’s only so much one can do during the period which you’re staying with us so they may as well be the best of the best.
Here they are…
1. A Day at the Cricket
Just a little wander down the road from our serviced apartments in Ealing Broadway, you’ll find Ealing Cricket Club. A local club that holds many a fixture during the Cricket season. There’s nothing more British than spectating a game at this quintessential Cricket Club.
Where are all our gamers at? We think you’ll like this one. Ealing Broadway, we have Navrtar – a VR (virtual reality) entertainment venue which can we add also has a bar?! Hell yeah.
‘Navrtar’ are very much specialists in creating futuristic and out-of-this-world experiences which makes entertaining the small, medium and little kids a total breeze. They offer a range of options for groups, corporate days/afternoons, stag and hen dos, your name it.
3. Be Green Fingered at Syon Park
Syon Park should certainly be up there on the West London bucket list if you’re more into the outdoors than the indoors. It has a refreshing, typically un-city-like vibe with its glorious gardens, arboretum, parkland and its unique tidal water meadows.
The Park has an impressive 600 years of garden history. It all started spanning from the gardens of the Abbey before it spread across the whole estate. At Syon, you’ll find one hundred acres of parkland originally landscaped by the infamous ‘Capability’ Brown in the eighteenth century. Alongside this, in the last fifteen years, the number of tree species grown at Syon has more than doubled to over 400.
4. Hen Corner
Where are all the foodies at?
Hen Corner over the past few years (excluding lockdowns) has risen to the challenge of providing humble and authentic face-to-face cookery lessons in West London. Teaming this with the relentless rise of the foodie and together you get a warming and memorable experience around like-minded people to learn something new during your trip.
Hen Corner is all about living the good life. At Sara (the owners) family home, they have 22 hens, three colonies of honey bees, a fruitful kitchen garden and a micro-bakery which is making up to 100 loaves of bread each Friday along with hundreds of sticky buns, cakes and savoury treats.
5. A Wander in Walpole Park
Just a few steps from the front door of our Airbnb apartments in Ealing Broadway, you’ll find the beautiful Walpole Park. Be it a small park in, it’s a real breath of fresh air which is often required during a trip to one of the busiest cities in the world.
With a play area for the little ones and water to add that refreshing and relaxing tone, Walpole Park gives you the perfect opportunity to prepare a picnic and embrace the great outdoor if the weather is on your side.
6. Time For Dinner
West London is brimming with incredible places to eat. If you’re wanting to stay local (ish) then we’d suggest you have a little read of this. A few local favourites include: Gordon Ramsey’s Bread Street Kitchen, Soane’s Restaurant at Pitzhanger Manor, Limeyard & No17 Dickens Yard
Read our full blog on places to eat in West London here.
7. Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
If you’re into stately homes, then Pitzhanger Manor is certainly up there with some of the very best in the UK. Originally the country home of Sir John Soane, it is very obvious when visiting Pitzhanger that he certainly made his name as one of the most influential architects in British history.
The site has recently undergone a major three-year conservation project and reopened in March 2019. The Manor has been revitalised to take it back to Soane’s original designs, its extraordinary architecture restored for the public to see.
8. The (1st) House of Tracey Beaker
If you’re all for a bit of nostalgia (like us), then you have to take a short walk from our hotel in Ealing Broadway and visit the very first house of Tracey Beaker.
If you’re a 90’s child then you will be all too familiar with this house which was nicknamed ‘the dumping ground’ where Tracy was living whilst up for adoption. According to other sources, there’s more to this house than initially meets the eye when you visit.
9. Filmworks (Coming Sooooon)
There’s big things destined for Ealing Broadway in late 2021. Not only will we be nearing completion on our new hotel in Ealing Broadway but Filmworks is also due to be completed.
Filmworks is a brand new state-of-the-art cinema opening. We will keep you posted and update you here when it’s lighting up the streets of Ealing.
10. Take To The Skys
So tell us, are you a flying enthusiast? Perhaps an aspiring pilot? Or even an experienced pilot? Whatever you may be, FlightPad can help you achieve your ambitions and dreams.
If like us you went having absolutely no clue what you were letting yourself in for, then take our word for it when we say it’s a hell of a lot of fun. You will be in control of a Boeing 737 airliner, though using state-of-the-art technology.
Based in Ealing, FlightPad is easily accessible, and a purpose-built facility located at the University of West London.