What is it like?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/01/2013|
WOW! Ealing on DL... Well OP it is a shit hole. 80% Asian, the usual for west London. Right next to Southall but very close to the city whilst still being cheap.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/02/2011|
Pleasant leafy fairly affluent but architecturally and historically undistinguished suburb of West London, combining some local community qualities with quick easy access to Central London. It is not as upmarket as places like Hampstead or Greenwich, nor as self-contained as Richmond, but offering quite a good balance of suburban and city living. Good points are: pretty handy for escaping to the country at the weekends; pretty handy for Heathrow; close to nice places like Richmond, Hampton Court, Kew. South Ealing abuts nice places, whereas North Ealing fades into the featureless 1930s sprawl of places like Neasden, Harlesden, White City etc. where the main highlight is the Ikea store.
Anything specific you wanted to know?
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|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/02/2011|
Uhm R2 "fairly affluent" ?%0D You are kidding me right? You should be in real estate because you almost had me sold.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/02/2011|
[quote]Right next to Southall but very close to the city whilst still being cheap.%0D %0D Very close? It's a long way out.%0D %0D It's a very large borough. Rather dreary. Some parts are expensive. Large Polish population.%0D Why?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/02/2011|
R5 Southall and Ealing border each other...
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/02/2011|
Is it safe or dangerous?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/02/2011|
I don't know the city particularly well (I lived in Chiswick for a summer about five years ago), but I thought Acton was considered to be the shittiest area in that part of west London.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/02/2011|
I think it used to be known for its film/t.v. studios several decades ago
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/02/2011|
Is it really all Asian?
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|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/27/2013|
It's the Paris of the Home Counties!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/27/2013|
Like Sheffield, except more of this and less of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/27/2013|
It has very expensive property but everyone on the street looks poor.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/27/2013|
I loved those Ealing Studios comedies of the 50s; "A Kid for Two Farthings", "Passport to Pimlico."
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/27/2013|
I may have move there for a year. Should I commute?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/27/2013|
hold me DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/27/2013|
[quote]Is it really all Asian?
Understand that in the UK, "Asian" means South Asian (Indian/Pakistani) when not otherwise specified.
In the US, "Asian" means East Asian.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/27/2013|
It's populated by elderly ladies in lavender who let rooms to down at heel professors and comically cockney types with large musical instrument cases.
There streets are divided into small Burgundian principalities, each with their own charming customs.
All the denizens look like Alec Guinness, even the ones wearing frocks. Especially the ones wearing frocks. Don't be fooled by the one wearing the white suit, he too is a serial killer.
And there are inconveniently placed fruit barrows on every street.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/27/2013|
It's no Holland Park! The very center of!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/27/2013|
My dear! Too too sick-making for words!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/27/2013|
O.M.G. R19 !!!
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|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/29/2013|
A summers day in Ealing
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/29/2013|
City on fire! City on fire!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/29/2013|
Acton isn't a shithole.
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