Ealing is a London Borough in west London that makes up part of Outer London.
Ealing’s administrative centre is located in Ealing Broadway, and its administrative headquarters is in Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road.
In terms of population, Ealing is the third largest London Borough.
In terms of land area, it is the 11th largest in area, at 55.53 km2 (21.44 sq mi). Its land area covers a small part of north west London as well as a part of west London.
Some of Ealing’s major centres include Greenford, Acton, and Southall.
Ealing was created on the 1st of April, 1965 when the Municipal Borough of Southall, Municipal Borough of Acton and the Municipal Borough of Ealing were merged. It is the only London Borough with an approved flag; the borough’s official website is www.ealing.gov.uk
Ealing is bordered by Hillingdon to the west, Hammersmith and Fulham to the east, Harrow and Brent to the north, and Hounslow to the south.
There are 91 state-run schools and nurseries in Ealing.
There is a local Ealing group called Pitshanger Pictures with a venue on Pitshanger Lane where they show classic movies. The venue is called St Barnabas Millennium Hall.
Ealing’s theatre, The Questors Theatre, is on Mattock Lane.
Many annual festivals are hosted in Ealing every year. Some of the more popular ones include; Beer Festival, Blues Festival, Ealing Music and Film Valentine Festival, Comedy Festival, The 19th Ealing Beer Festival in Walpole Park, Jazz Festival, and Opera in the Park.
London Broncos Rugby League Club and Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club both reside in Ealing.
Some successful independent schools in Ealing include: St Benedict's School, Avenue House School, St Augustine's Priory (girls), the Barbara Speake Stage School, and Notting Hill & Ealing High School for girls. The Saudi funded King Fahad Academy is another independent school situated in the borough.
The Borough of Ealing has four fire stations. They are located in Southall, Northolt, Ealing, and Acton.
The borough has two garden suburbs, Bedford Park and Brentham Garden Suburb.
The parliamentary constituencies in Ealing are Ealing North, Ealing Central and Acton, and Ealing Southall.
Ealing has an impressive nightlife whose economy is driven by the restaurants and pubs in The Broadway, The Mall, and New Broadway, all of which are a section of the greater Uxbridge Road.
330 hectares of land in Ealing is classified as being a section of the Metropolitan Green Belt.
There are many film studios in Ealing. Some are among the oldest in the world and are responsible for classics such as The Ladykillers, The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts and Coronets, and Passport to Pimlico.
There are many London underground and national rail stations in Ealing. Some of them include: Acton Central railway station, Boston Manor tube station, Acton Town tube station, Castle Bar Park railway station, Chiswick Park tube station, Acton Main Line railway station, Perivale tube station, Ealing Common tube station, Greenford station, South Acton railway station, Drayton Green railway station, North Ealing tube station, Ealing Broadway station, North Acton tube station, Hanger Lane tube station, Hanwell railway station, Park Royal tube station, South Ealing tube station, West Acton tube station, Southall railway station, and West Ealing railway station.
Most of the Irish population in Ealing is concentrated within Hanwell.