Hanwell is a hidden gem with beautiful green areas west of Greenford Avenue with a very rural feel. There are a good variety of properties that make the area quite unique coupled with great canal walks/ open spaces for cycling. Above all Hanwell has a very good community spirit and good transport links.
West Ealing is just a walk away with a variety of great restaurants with international cuisine such as Persian, Nepalese, Indian and Caribbean.
Local attractions in Hanwell
Brent Lodge Animal Centre
Known locally as the Bunny Park, the centre houses a wide variety of animals including exotic birds and mammals such as rhea and mongooses, domestic species including goats and rabbits and an indoor area with monkeys, reptiles, spiders and more.
Brent Lodge Park and Churchfields
Located in the Brent River Park, Brent Lodge Park (BLP) and Churchfields is a sample of the countryside within the urban environment of Ealing. Bordered by the River Brent on the west and south, Brent Lodge Park is a favourite for families and those seeking tranquillity alike.
Find out about other parks and open spaces in Hanwell.
Hanwell Community Centre
A wide range of groups use this community centre including sporting activities, upholstery classes, pottery classes and theatre companies.
This library has a quick reference and a children's section. An unusual feature is the collection of over 100 jigsaw puzzles that users can borrow like any other item of stock.
Elthorne Sports Centre
Sports hall, gym, outdoor multi-use games areas with floodlights (MUGAs), and sports pitches.
Gurnell Leisure Centre
Swimming pools, dance studio, gym, classes and outdoor facilities (facilities managed in partnership with Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL)).
History of Hanwell
A village since the fifth and sixth centuries, and once a place of schooling for Charlie Chaplin.