Bed and breakfast accommodation in Northfields, west London
Northfields is a large residential area in west London with a village atmosphere. Maps from the 1800s show the area as almost entirely rural and in 1874 a majority of the land was laid to orchards, with only a few houses along Little Ealing Lane. Some streets are named after apple varieties in memory of the area’s history. The main shopping street is Northfield Avenue with mostly independent shops and restaurants. Ealing Broadway is a short bus ride away and you are very close to Heathrow airport.
Nearby Gunnersbury Park has over 180 acres of beautiful landscape with mature trees, open grass spaces and historic buildings including an Orangery, Princess Amelia Bath house, Gothic Ruins and the Stables. The park has a pond, café, a mid-18th century Temple and Italian garden, a large children’s play area and a miniature golf course (open in summer). There is also a large open field, bowling green and pitches for football, cricket and rugby. To the south is the Potomac Lake with its woodland walks, bluebells in the spring and a hidden Gothic style boat house.
A good base from which to explore London. Very convenient for Heathrow.
Situated within the park is a large mansion which once belonged to the Rothschild family. The Regency building still retains grand reception rooms and a servants wing containing impressive original Victorian kitchens which are open to the public every weekend from April 1 to October 31. The Large Mansion has also been the home to Gunnersbury Park Museum since 1929 and serves as the local history museum for the London boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow which is free to visit. There are a wide range of objects, paintings and photographs on display which reflect life in Ealing and Hounslow from prehistory to the present day. The collections are so extensive that most of them are in storage but there regular changing exhibitions.
Nearest tube station
- Northfields (Picadilly line) zone 3
- The E2 bus takes you to Ealing Broadway