Ealing has gone virtual!

We had a fantastic time at Navrtar, the new virtual reality experience in Dickens Yard. With the latest Occulusrift kit and a huge space in Dickens Yard, you get to leap off buildings and shoot Zombies solo or with your friends and colleagues. You can then compare headcounts over a drink at their bar. It was a great experience and one unique to Ealing and even west London!


Dickens Yard
Longfield Avenue
W5 2UQ


Eden Fitness

“Hidden in the Heart of Ealing Broadway, Eden Fitness is the ultimate combination of boutique Members Club and full facility Health Club & Gym.

The club combines over 80 group fitness classes per week with an impressive range of unique personalised gym workout spaces. Eden delivers the very best cardio, free-weight and functional training equipment along with a sublime swimming pool and completely redesigned stunning heat rooms.

Eden Personal Trainers will help you achieve results far quicker and safer than simply training alone. With our expert guidance and care throughout your non-training days, Lifestyle and Dietary analysis, Comprehensive Health Checks and Bespoke Training sessions you can have the life and the body you deserve.

Eden Raw is the Ultimate HIIT: 30-45 minute high intensity interval training sessions burning up to 750 calories per session.

Eden Organic is select lifestyle brand bringing you the best in organic beauty, skincare & supplementation in club and online.”


Eden Fitness
Cavalier House
46-50 Uxbridge Road
W5 2ST


Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is now officially opened to the public. With the exterior beautifully restored to Sir John Soane’s original Regency design. It really is stunning and is only going to get better as Spring brings the grounds into bloom.

The interiors have also been completely restored, from the regal Colonnade connecting the Gallery and Manor, down to the finest brush strokes in the awe-inspiring hand-painted Chinese wallpaper, there is detail to admire at every turn.


Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery
Mattock Lane
W5 5EQ

The newly restored Pitzhanger Gallery has marked its place as a major cultural venue, with the inaugural exhibition featuring a series of sculptures by Anish Kapoor.

Photographs can’t do this series of curving and disorientating mirrored sculptures justice. The clarity and immersive nature of the dizzying pieces, literally turn the newly restored setting on its head.

The Gallery was good before, it’s world-class now! Congratulations to everyone who’s been involved in the entire project. It really is a showstopper and has added yet another jewel to our mighty suburban Queen’s crown.


Days out

Element Coffee

There's a new coffee shop in town! Locally owned Element Coffee is located just opposite Northfields station selling coffee, pastries and lunch.

“Speciality coffee shop providing a home away from home in Northfields, West London.”


236 Northfield Avenue
W13 9SJ


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Northfields Little Visitors

A group for parents and carers with children up to age 13 to visit the elderly in residential homes. 30 minute sessions in the following :

  • Downhurst on Castlebar Road Monday 10:30

  • Threen house Mattocks Lane Tuesdays at 13:30

  • The Neem Tree in Greenford Fridays at 2pm.

Bring a toy or a book to chat about for 30 minute session, sometimes with sing along nursery rhymes. They love a cuddle and stories about the children, also talking about their own lives.

All visits are supervised by staff, but parents are totally responsible for their own children.

Details were accurate as of 11th February 2019

Litten Nature Reserve

Kid Friendly

The Litten Nature Reserve is a hectare in size and is a little gem hidden away in Greenford, west London. It has three ponds, two natural which tend to fill in the winter and dry out in the summer. The other small pond is near the Education Building and is used for pond dipping.


118 Oldfield Lane South
Greenford, UB6 9JX


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Vegan Kid Friendly

After reading some amazing reviews of Patri Indian restaurant we’ve made a long-overdue visit and agree, it’s amazing!

As described on their website, Patri’s ethos “evokes the tastes and aromas of foods found at India’s iconic railway stations and on board its epic train journeys”. In the spirit of veganuary we opted for an exclusively vegan meal and were spoilt for choice! (Don’t worry non-vegans, there’s no shortage of delicious vegetarian and meat dishes). The food is exciting and full of flavour, with friendly service to compliment. (The bathroom is pretty unique too - you’ll see what we mean). Overall, a really exciting addition to Northfield Avenue.


139 Northfield Avenue
London, W13 9QT


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Maryam’s Kitchen

Located at 82 St Mary’s Road, Maryam’s Kitchen is a bright and welcoming place to enjoy delicious home-cooked Persian cuisine.

During the week, Maryam’s menu offers daily specials of hot rice-based dishes and cold salads. On the weekends, the menu switches to Persian brunch which includes a selection of delicious shakshukas (a one-skillet meal featuring different combinations of sautéed vegetables, spices and eggs). Try Maryam’s home blended tea and finish with her award-winning cake (created to honour her mother’s memory). With the ever-changing menu, it’s one to visit again and again!


82 St Mary’s Road
London, W5 5EX

Maryam’s Kitchen example menu - January 2019. Click image to enlarge


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