Ealing is without doubt one of the capital’s most exciting neighbourhoods, especially in the wake of three lockdowns when London buyers are prioritising green space as highly as transport connections. With its leafy streets, parks aplenty, hip new hangouts and trains to everywhere, the borough is set to become West London’s newest hotspot.

Previously known as ‘queen of the suburbs’ (spanning both the inner city and the outer suburbs of the Capital) Ealing has now become a buzzing borough for families and working professionals alike due to a billion-pound regeneration which has infused the town centre with a new modern style. As well as evolving into a cosmopolitan cultural hub – The Questors Theatre and Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery are within minutes of each other and Dickens Yard, a dynamic new urban quarter offering lifestyle brands, leisure activities and a weekly artisan market, is a short walk away – Ealing is home to some great places to eat from Roti Kitchen to Limeyard to one of London’s best pizza restaurants, Santa Maria; what’s more Ealing Common was the first London borough to get spicy; it was home to the first ever Nando’s! 

If you don’t come to Ealing for the food, you’ll come for the drinks. You wouldn’t know it from the outside, but The Grange is home to one of the best beer gardens in Ealing. The Victorian pub’s heated hidden oasis is a suntrap in the summer months, while the inside has plenty of cosy nooks for a Sunday roast during winter. The Grosvenor in Hanwell has a jaw-dropping selection of red, white and sparkling wine, making it a great spot to go for drinks. 

Famous faces such as Peter Crouch, Fred Perry and Freddie Mercury have all called the area home, while Ealing Studios, the oldest film studio in the world, has helped to bring many a celebrity to the area with A-lister Johnny Depp to rapper Professor Green both visitors here. 

If heading into the capital is more your thing, Ealing is a well-connected Zone 3 borough that sits at the end of the Central Line (so you’re always guaranteed a seat); the arrival of Crossrail in 2022 will transform west London commuting, cutting journey times even further should you start travelling back into the office. 

For anyone thinking about making the move to this up-and-coming area, Central Square is the latest collection of homes from developer Broadway Living. It combines a prime location, conveniently located adjacent to Castle Bar Park train station, with stylish homes and low deposits from just £16,750.

The contemporary apartments feature a high specification and open-plan layout with vast windows that create bright living spaces and offer panoramic views from the higher floors. All kitchens include an integrated washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Every two-bedroom apartment includes an en suite shower room to the main bedroom and in every home the main bedroom also includes built-in wardrobes.

Offering respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, residents will enjoy plenty of outdoor space; each apartment has its own private balcony and there are communal landscaped gardens for all the residents to enjoy. 

In addition to the latest phase of homes and landscaped gardens at Central Square, Broadway Living will also deliver a playground, community hub and local shop for day-to-day essentials. 

The two-bedroom showhome is available to view by appointment and showcases the design and superb quality of the homes. For more information or to book a private appointment, call JLL on 020 7087 5111 or visit