Greenford Area Guide
Greenford is a large suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, UK. It was an ancient parish in the historic county of Middlesex. It is 11 miles (18 km) from Charing Cross in Central London. Greenford is served by London Underground's Central Line and terminus for the Greenford branch of the Great Western Railway (GWR). The town is also served by another station South Greenford, which is also on the Greenford branch of the GWR.
Nearby places include Yeading, Hanwell, Perivale, Southall, Northolt, Ealing, Sudbury, Harrow and Wembley. The most prominent landmarks in the suburb are Horsenden Hill, the small Parish Church of Holy Cross and Betham House, built by Edward Betham. Greenford is an up-and-coming hotspot for Londoners who want to benefit from both easy commuter connections – and affordable housing. The town centre itself is small, which promotes a strong community feel. Street markets take place every Monday and Thursday and residents can make use of the library and community and sports centre. Bars and restaurants serving a range of cuisines also line the wide, leafy streets.
London Motorcycle Museum on Oldfield Lane South is a must-see for bike fans. The museum showcases Britain’s biking heritage and has more than 170 machines and other exhibits, including a motorbike from the TV programme Dad’s Army.
For some fresh air, hike up Horsenden Hill. It is located between Perivale, Sudbury and Greenford and the route takes you through Perivale Wood. The summit offers a great view of the surrounding towns.
Ravenor Park on Oldfield Road South is another green space that appeals to active Greenford residents. It has a playground, tennis court, rose garden and adult exercise equipment within its grounds.
Greenford has a number of restaurants that boast global cuisine. Try the Arabelle Lounge for Arabic food or stop by the Bake Station for tasty cakes and pastries. If you want to experience a bit of history, head to the Black Horse Pub for Sunday lunch. The pub is a long-standing feature of the area and is located by the side of the Grand Union Canal.