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Ealing, London

What is it like?

by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2013

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 Anonymousreply 103/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 303/02/2011

Uhm R2 "fairly affluent" ?%0D You are kidding me right? You should be in real estate because you almost had me sold.

by Anonymousreply 403/02/2011

[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 Anonymousreply 503/02/2011

R5 Southall and Ealing border each other...

by Anonymousreply 603/02/2011

Is it safe or dangerous?

by Anonymousreply 703/02/2011

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 Anonymousreply 803/02/2011

I think it used to be known for its film/t.v. studios several decades ago

by Anonymousreply 903/02/2011

Is it really all Asian?

by Anonymousreply 1007/27/2013

Polish. Unpolished.

by Anonymousreply 1107/27/2013

It's the Paris of the Home Counties!

by Anonymousreply 1207/27/2013

Like Sheffield, except more of this and less of that.


by Anonymousreply 1307/27/2013

It has very expensive property but everyone on the street looks poor.

by Anonymousreply 1407/27/2013

I loved those Ealing Studios comedies of the 50s; "A Kid for Two Farthings", "Passport to Pimlico."

by Anonymousreply 1507/27/2013

I may have move there for a year. Should I commute?

by Anonymousreply 1607/27/2013

hold me DL.

by Anonymousreply 1707/27/2013

[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 Anonymousreply 1807/27/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1907/27/2013

It's no Holland Park! The very center of!

by Anonymousreply 2007/27/2013

My dear! Too too sick-making for words!

by Anonymousreply 2107/27/2013

O.M.G. R19 !!!

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by Anonymousreply 2407/29/2013

A summers day in Ealing

by Anonymousreply 2507/29/2013

City on fire! City on fire!

by Anonymousreply 2607/29/2013

Acton isn't a shithole.

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