W7 is a postcode district in central and west London, located in the borough of Ealing. It consists of more than 268 different postcode sub-areas that comprise the Hanwell and Boston Manor vicinities. The area has long been considered as one of the finest gateways into the city of London and this fact was also commemorated with a beautiful art-deco clock tower in the district, known as the Hanwell Clock Tower. A large number of Londoners and foreign tourists alike come to the area to visit the Elthorne Park and the Brent Lodge Park. The latter boasts of a huge animal centre that is home to some exotic species of animals and birds such as peacocks, guinea pigs, mongoose, rhea and waterfowl. A popular annual event Ė The Hanwell Carnival Ė is also held in the area.
Many different businesses have serviced offices in the area, primarily solicitors, printers, doctors, scaffolding erectors, lithographers, and management consultants. In addition to corporate office space, there are several retail stores in the vicinity. The Romance of Rust is a popular motoring and body work shop in the area, which attracts car enthusiasts from all over the city. Florists, chemists, pharmacies, pubs, restaurants, and book sellers also do profitable business in the vicinity.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Wembley Arena, which is the second largest indoor arena in the entire city, is located in the area. World renowned singers such as Beyonce, Spice Girls and The Beatles have performed here. If you’re lucky enough to catch a musical extravaganza at the arena, it will be a night that you’re likely to remember for a long time. Tabard Theatre is also a good option for live entertainment and comedy shows. The area has several eateries that serve finger-licking Asian cuisine. The most popular ones are Bawarchi and Chutney Hut for Indian food, and Khushi for Nepalese fare. Head to the Oriental Tree if you’re in the mood for a Chinese meal.
Boston Manor and Northfields tube stations are the closest on the underground network. Ealing Broadway and West Ealing stations also serve the area, providing access to the Central and District lines. In order to make use of the mainline railway services, you can head to Hanwell and Drayton Green railway stations.