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1. History of West London
There are plenty of historic buildings to be found in West London, from Ealing Abbey, which was first built in 1904, to Paddington Train Station, which began its life in 1854. The Notting Hill area of West London evolved in the 20th century, when people flocked there looking for cheap flats. Many houses in this area were converted into smaller properties and have since been con...Read more
2. Now in West London
Much of West London is now considered an expensive area to live with high-end properties. Fulham, Putney and Notting Hill are good examples of this image. Many parts of West London are almost towns in their own right. Shepherd's Bush and Ealing are two areas that have a thriving centre of their own. Paddington Train Station is still a central transport hub for travelling in and...Read more
3. Events in West London
One of the most famous annual events to take place in West London is the Notting Hill Carnival. This celebration of Caribbean culture attracts visitors from all over the country and all over the world. The Ealing area has festivals during the summer season including Ealing Comedy in the Park, Ealing Opera in the Park, Greenford Carnival, Acton Carnival, Ealing Global, Ealing Ja...Read more
4. Attractions in West London
The West End theatre district of London is an attraction in its own right with plenty of historic buildings to see. Ripley's Believe It Or Not, in the West End, has 700 weird and wonderful exhibits displayed over five floors. Highlights include a spinning tunnel and a replica of Tower Bridge made from matchsticks. The London Motorcycle Museum in Ealing tells the history of the ...Read more
5. Things To Do in West London
Little Venice is an area near Paddington Station where the Grand Union Canal meets the Regents Canal. It is a great place to take a walk along the towpath, and the area includes the Puppet Theatre barge, the Cascade floating art gallery and cafes and pubs. Holland Park covers around 54 acres and includes woodland, the ruins of Holland House, an orangery, a giant chess set, Japa...Read more
6. Business in West London
There are plenty of different shopping areas to be found in West London. Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre has all the high street names, plus a supermarket and cafes. Other main shopping streets in Ealing are Pitshanger Lane, New Broadway, Northfield Avenue, South Ealing Road and The Broadway. The Westfield Shopping Centre, in Shepherd's Bush, has more than 300 shops under one r...Read more
7. Transport in West London
The main Underground stations in the West London area are Ealing Broadway, Hammersmith, Paddington, Shepherd's Bush, Notting Hill Gate and Chiswick Park. There are many other stations in between these. Heathrow is easily accessible from West London via the Piccadilly Line, which runs through Hammersmith, Acton Town and South Ealing and goes directly to all terminals of the airp...Read more
8. Entertainment in West London
The West End of London is famous for its theatres, offering big musical shows as well as comedy and drama. Among the very long list of theatres in this area are the Apollo, Lyceum, Adelphi, Prince of Wales, Phoenix, Cambridge, Aldwych, Piccadilly, Queens, Prince Edward and Savoy. In Shepherd's Bush, the Empire is a major live music venue while Bush Hall is a popular place for s...Read more
9. Famous Landmarks in West London
Famous prison Wormwood Scrubs is in the Shepherd's Bush area. The building dates back to 1891. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column sit just on the edge of the West London postcode area and are probably the most famous landmarks of this part of the city.
10. Interesting Facts about West London
The famous blue door in the film Notting Hill belonged to the film's writer and producer Richard Curtis. He has since moved from the property and the new owners have painted it black.
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