Overview

Northfields is a welcoming and vibrant neighborhood in the London Borough of Ealing, known for its strong community spirit, beautiful Edwardian architecture, and bustling high street. With its family-friendly atmosphere, abundance of green spaces, and excellent transport links, Northfields offers a slice of suburban life while still being within easy reach of central London.

Historical Highlights

  • Northfields was predominantly agricultural land until the late 19th and early 20th centuries when residential development began, transforming it into the leafy suburb it is today.
  • The opening of the Northfields tube station in 1908 was a pivotal moment in the area’s history, facilitating access to London and encouraging growth.
  • The neighborhood has retained much of its original Edwardian charm, with many homes and buildings from the early 20th century still standing.

Architectural Diversity

Northfields showcases a mix of architectural styles, with a predominance of Edwardian terraced houses alongside modern developments. The area’s residential streets are characterized by their well-preserved Edwardian facades, offering a glimpse into the area’s early suburban history.

Culinary and Social Venues

Cafés and Pubs

Local favorites include The Plough Inn, a traditional pub with a modern twist, and Papillon, a cozy café known for its excellent coffee and homemade cakes.

Dining

Northfields’ dining scene is varied and international, with L’oro di Napoli serving authentic Neapolitan pizza and The Owl and the Pussycat offering a modern British menu in a friendly setting.

Entertainment

While Northfields is more residential, the nearby Ealing Broadway provides a range of entertainment options, from cinemas to theaters, catering to all tastes.

Leisure and Sport

The area is well-equipped for leisure and sports enthusiasts, with local parks such as Lammas Park offering tennis courts, sports fields, and playgrounds. Elthorne Park provides additional green space for jogging, picnics, and leisurely walks.

Community and Shopping

Northfields Avenue serves as the neighborhood’s commercial and social hub, lined with independent shops, boutiques, and grocery stores. The sense of community is strong, with local events and markets fostering a close-knit atmosphere.

Green Spaces

Green spaces are abundant, with Blondin Park and Boston Manor Park offering extensive areas for recreation and relaxation, contributing to the area’s appeal for families and outdoor enthusiasts.

Riverside Living

While not directly on the Thames, Northfields is a short distance from the river, providing easy access to scenic walks and riverside activities in nearby areas like Kew and Richmond.

Evolving Landscape

Northfields has seen careful development over the years, with new housing and local amenities being introduced to meet the needs of its growing community while preserving the area’s architectural heritage and suburban charm.

Connectivity

Tube and Rail

The Northfields Underground Station, serving the Piccadilly Line, offers direct connections to central London and Heathrow Airport, making it an ideal location for commuters and travelers.

Bus and Road

A network of bus routes serves the area, providing easy access to neighboring districts and key destinations. Road access is facilitated by proximity to the A4 and M4 for those traveling by car.

Cycling

Cycling routes and bike-friendly roads encourage residents to cycle, with several local initiatives supporting bike usage for commuting and leisure.

Education

Northfields is home to several excellent schools, including Fielding Primary School and Elthorne Park High School, ensuring high-quality education options are available for families in the area.

Northfields offers a blend of suburban tranquility, community warmth, and accessibility to London’s bustling city center, making it an attractive location for those seeking a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle in the capital.

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Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
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2023-09-16
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Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
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Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
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Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
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