London Borough of Ealing self-guided walks 2020

For Open House Day 2020 we have assembled a number of self guided walks in different parts of the Borough which may be of interest to members of the Society and others.




Brentham Garden Suburb

Self-guided walk around the Brentham Garden Estate, Britain’s first co-partnership garden suburb built between 1900 and the First World War in mainly arts & crafts style. Details of the walk are available here on the Brentham Garden Suburb website.










Ealing Green

Self-guided walk centred around Ealing Green to include notable landmarks, in particular the newly restored Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s country house. [Download pdf here.]







Ealing Town Centre

A two-part self-guided walk starting at Haven Green. The first [download pdf here] will take in parts of Victorian North Ealing from St Stephen’s Church to the West and St Peter’s Church to the East; the second [download pdf here], south of Haven Green, will take in the Polish Church in the East and Walpole Park in the West ending at St Mary’s Church in South Ealing.

Ealing Common










Ealing Common

Self-guided walk across Ealing Common taking in a range of architectural styles with highlights: the home of a Wimbledon champion and the death mask of a prime minister. You can access the walk via their website here. [Note: no documented evidence has since been produced to substantiate the link between Sir Michael Balcon and 15 Elm Avenue as suggested on the website.]

Charles Jones plaque









Ealing Plaques walk

Self-guided walk around Ealing Town Centre showing the location of historic England, Ealing Civic Society and other plaques to well-known local people and places in the area associated with them. You can download a pdf of the walk here.

Haymills sign










Hanger Hill (Haymills) Estate

Self-guided walk around the Haymills Estate –  rare amongst 1930s London suburbs for a large number of modern movement residences in buildings designed by a single practice (Welch, Lander & Cachemaille-Day) as a series of concentric crescents. See also

Open House leaflet c2005[Note: the original Open House leaflet dating from c2005 reproduced here is out of date in several respects and “sticky notes” show updates to 2020.]


mock Tudor houses







Hanger Hill Garden Estate

Self-guided walk around the Hanger Hill Garden Estate which was designated a conservation area in 1969 – one of the first in Britain. Built between 1928 and 1936 the Estate houses and flats are all in the Tudor half-timbered style of architecture within a formal landscape setting. Pevsner described it as “the beau ideal of romantic rural Metroland”.  See also

Open House leaflet c2005 [Note: the original Open House leaflet dating from c2005 reproduced here is out of date in several respects and “sticky notes” show updates to 2020]


Ealing Civic Society

14 September 2020