Life in West London
Ealing and Brentford are widely regarded as one of the most desirable places in London to live. It combines a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere with acres of spacious parkland.
Ealing Broadway, at the doorstep of our Ealing site, West London campus, has excellent shopping facilities
, coffee shops, cinemas, pubs, wine bar and clubs, all offering a wide range of entertainment.
On Fridays the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre's
Plaza area becomes an open-air market where stall-holders sell antiques and collectables.
Despite being one of London's largest boroughs, Ealing has a distinctively green and leafy atmosphere with more than 1,900 acres of park and open space.
Being just 30 minutes by tube
to central London, students can easily reach the sites, theatres, cinemas and other entertainment.
Our Ealing site is located near Walpole Park
and the famous Ealing Studios
. It is situated near historic Ealing Green, home to the 18th century Pitshanger Manor Museum
Students can travel between Ealing and Brentford for free, using the University's free shuttle bus.
For those interested in historic London, the world famous Kew Gardens
, Osterley Park
and Syon House and park
are all a short bus ride away.
Brentford has an excellent range of leisure and cultural venues, and is just 30 mintutes by train
to central London.
Londoners love football, and you can experience the thrill of a live match by going to a game at the local football ground, Brentford Football Club
. The Club is a short walk from our Brentford site, West London campus, and as the Club are doing quite well in the league – you should get to see a good game!
If you want to explore the arts, either shows or galleries, you could visit the Watermans Art Centre
close to Brentford high street.
Or if you want to join a gym to keep up with your fitness, there are many gyms in the area to choose from.
As with Ealing, Brentford is surrounded by beautiful parks, including:
- Boston Manor Park