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Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
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Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
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Hanwell is a west-London suburb located between Ealing and Southall. A former farming village, it expanded with the coming of the railway in 1838. The Wharncliffe Viaduct, engineered by Brunel, was built to cross the Brent Valley, and it remains Hanwell's most imposing landmark. Lots of houses and schools were constructed. The Cuckoo School for poor children, opened in 1856, later enrolled one pupil destined for greatness: Charlie Chaplin. Parts of the old school now house the community centre. A typical feature of Victorian Britain was the "lunatic asylum". Parts of the Hanwell asylum have survived, including the gatehouses and stretches of boundary wall. From the same period, St Mary's Church exemplifies 1840s Gothic Revival architecture. At the Grand Junction Canal, meanwhile, six locks have been declared a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with Brunel's Three Bridges standing near the site of a demolished windmill. A more contemporary landmark is the 1937 art-deco clock tower on Hanwell Broadway. Nature-lovers will adore Brent River Park, a huge expanse incorporating Brent Lodge Park with its small zoo and Millennium Maze; meadows, gardens and woodlands; recreation grounds; waterways; sports facilities including a golf course; and Elthorne Park, site of the annual Hanwell Carnival.


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Danu Estate Agent
Longstar Estates

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Brent Valley


Chutney Hut
Clock Restaurant


Brentside Primary School
Elthorne Park High School
Hobbayne Primary School
Mayfield Primary School
Oaklands Primary School
St Joseph RC Primary School
St Mark's Primary School


Boston Minicabs
Posh Mini Cabs Services


Dominion Theatre


Adventure Balloons Ltd(Airsports)

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Drayton Court (0.77 miles)

Drayton Court
Famed in Edwardian times as the ‘Queen of the Suburbs’, and more recently as the home of Britain’s finest, funniest film-makers: Ealing is a green, attractive area just minutes away from Central London. Set at ... More | visit website
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At Home Ealing (0.86 miles)

At Home Ealing

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The At Home B&B is clean, spacious, comfortable and reasonably priced. It has welcoming and friendly artist owners, and is a short walk from a Tube station. The refurbished Edwardian villa with ... More

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Premier Inn London Greenford (1.08 miles)

Ideally located with excellent transport links, within easy reach of A40 and just 6 minutes walk from Perivale underground station, for travel into the heart of London. Only 4 miles away from Wembley stadium. Our London ... More | visit website

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Caspian Hotel (1.37 miles)

Caspian Hotel
Caspian Hotel is a cosy family run hotel, A victorian building situated in the heart of Ealing providing easy connection to central London and Heathrow airport, making it an ideal place to stay whether for ... More | visit website
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Grange Lodge Hotel (1.59 miles)

Grange Lodge Hotel

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Situated in Ealing, one of the liveliest, most fashionable areas of West London and a major commercial centre, the lodge is within easy reach of Ealing Common and the main shopping ... More

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Ealing Guest House (1.69 miles)

Ealing Guest House

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Ealing Guest House - London bed and breakfast near Central London and Heathrow. Value for money, we offer service with a smile. A great place to stay whilst visiting London. Are you ... More


Clarendon House Apartments (1.70 miles)

Clarendon House Apartments
Clarendon House is a stylish Victorian English conversion of individual studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments ... More
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Roshni Nightz (1.83 miles)

Roshni Nightz

Roshni Nightz is a newly built family run hotel that offers its guest a warm, friendly and homely atmosphere. Located in the heart of Southall (just off M40 leads onto the A40 and M25) and ... More | visit website

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Universal Plaza Hotel (1.91 miles)

Universal Plaza Hotel

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Newly built hotel on Southall Broadway, 15 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport, very close to a312, m4, a40 & m25. All the rooms are en-suite, with colour TV, mini fridge, tea/coffee ... More

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Hotel 55 (1.92 miles)

Hotel 55

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A brand new 'Chic' -'Hip' hotel of sumptuous quality. Superb and ideal for both business and leisure visitors. Relax in comfortable, air-conditioned rooms, equipped with flat-screen TVs, satellite and broadband ... More

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