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Ealing Metropolitan Town is one of the best places in the capital to invest in.

Ealing offers an eclectic mix of popular chain and independent restaurants and bars plus cultural spaces, such as the Grade I listed reimagined Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, home to the University of West London campus, Ealing Studios and fantastic green spaces, such as Ealing Common and Walpole Park, along with good and outstanding schools.

The town includes Ealing and West Ealing town centres and is home to nearly 80,000 people or a quarter of the borough’s population. It is the commercial heart of the borough with the Metropolitan Centre having shops, offices, and civic functions that attract people from across the borough and beyond. It enjoys fast links into central London with numerous tube and national rail stations, including two on the new Elizabeth line.

Ealing town has the highest concentration of knowledge intensive employment in the borough, with nearly 4,500 jobs in financial and professional services. This reflects the importance of the Uxbridge Road corridor in accommodating the borough’s higher quality office stock.

The Metropolitan Centre has a strong student base as it is a popular destination for UK and overseas students studying at the University of West London, one of the UK’s highest ranking modern universities.

As one of west London’s strategic commercial areas and now with two Elizabeth Line Stations, Ealing Council is redefining how Ealing Metropolitan Centre can play an even bigger role for London’s economy by enabling more space for growth and jobs in the knowledge economy sector and to transform the night-time and evening economy.

Recent high-density, mixed-use development in the town centre at Dickens Yard, and Filmworks, reflect the increased connectivity and appeal that the Elizabeth line brings to the Metropolitan Centre.

Ealing plays host to some amazing creative and cultural attractions. Sir John Soane’s Grade one Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, featuring events and exhibitions by national and international artists, is located in the beautiful Walpole Park. Nearby is Questors Theatre with a year round programme of shows and entertainment. And it was at the iconic studios that the Ealing comedies were produced during the golden age of British cinema.


But it’s the future that is being built on, with the reimagined Pitzhanger Manor House and Gallery, two new cinemas and cultural spaces and the expansion of the studios and other key strategic developments. Ealing Metropolitan Centre is building on its heritage and moving forward – and fast.

Key Opportunities

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Providing space for small businesses to succeed.

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Work with key landowners to develop shared priorities.

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Pipeline of new developments offer great business investment potential.

Key Strengths

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Ealing – a brand name synonymous with film, culture and value.

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Connectivity – The new Elizabeth line makes Ealing a Zone One borough.

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The office corridor – an established base for business with move in ready space.

Key Connectivity

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From North Acton

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From Bond Street

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From Acton Town

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From Victoria

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From Canary Wharf

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From Heathrow


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