London the Hub Or the Brutal Congested City…You decide!
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Recently my husband and I decided to have some R & R in London as he was away for a month over Christmas & London…!
Now I consider London like being at home as I live in UK! So when we decided to head over to London for a Business event in Ealing, we decided to also take some time out for “us” too Now Ealing is in the west side of London yet not really part of the London West end!
Last time I went to London I headed over to the Holiday Inn Kensington and enjoyed the Science Museum and The Ice Rink by the Castle! Dropped in at Harrold’s and enjoyed the ambience of The Borough of Chelsea! So I wasn’t really expecting to be enamoured by Ealing town!
Keep in mind that we woke up at 4am to catch a 5am Train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston and had to dash to the underground to get to Ealing Broadway for a 9am Start of the event. Enter Ealing Broadway and we were pleasantly surprised indeed… Word of advice; If you’re going to be in London for more than a day, it’s worth buying a in advance, which they post to your home before you arrive in London. This is probably the best ways to . If you do not do this and still plan to see London for more than a day, definitely at the Tube station…and by all means don’t get lost on the underground….Long story don’t ask :)
This part of London is definitely the Brutal congested rush hour City, Not very friendly!
But…we got to the Other side, though not the west end it was definitely A sight for sore eyes!
The streets were spotless clean… Oh you might wonder which parts of London I normally visit…but bear with me! Every time I go through London it’s never that clean! We headed over to The Ealing Town Hall and I fell in love with this part of London even more.
I love Old Architecture and the Town Hall is a handsome building that blends in beautifully with the rest of the street!
Ealing town is a lovely area to explore on foot, lots of lil cafes and shops. There are smaller shopping streets in the area. Don’t miss the Arcadia shopping centre for your generic buys!
Now we only stayed for the weekend and visited other places family and stuff, it was a kind of Whirlwind stop over but we made time to visit
An amazingly grand and gorgeous Manor House. (I did warn you I love old architecture). This work of art can be found at the entrance of Walpole Park. It is a grade 1 listed building and here is the bonus, there was a free art exhibition and apparently there are several all year-roundJ. And get this the park has some amazing landscaping; ornamental bridges, ponds, streams and a walled rose garden – one of my favourite sites. According to a local resident who chatted us up on our walk, in the summer months of July/August the area & park hosts a multitude of showcasing jazz, comedy, opera and, of course his fav, lashings of beer. Ealing indeed does have an abundance of lush meadows and parks; one is right across the Underground station that we walked through to the Town Hall!
Like I said I may not do this part of London justice as it was a whistle stop, so I hope I will do the city of Budapest More justice as it is our next stop over!
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