Looking for things to do in Ealing this festive period?
Whether it’s enjoying a family day out, catching up with friends over dinner and cocktails, or indulging in a bit of retail therapy, it’s time to seize the moment and enjoy a trip to Ealing Broadway.
To help with your planning, we’ve created our guide to making the most of your time.
1. Enjoy Caribbean good times this Christmas at Turtle Bay
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Home of amazing Caribbean-style food, Turtle Bay Ealing Broadway is about slowing down, hanging out and indulging in their three big loves: rum, reggae and jerk.
Whether you fancy a Bottomless Brunch with your team, late night 2'4'1 cocktails with your mates or a family reunion over Dinner & Drinks, Turtle Bay are ready to help you celebrate with Caribbean good times. The festive menu runs from 22nd November until 2nd January
If you’re catching up with friends, try the brilliant Bottomless Brunch deal, which includes any breakfast, brunch, burger or fresh roti dish alongside bottomless cocktails, prosecco, and draught red stripe for just £28.50.
You’ll also find Happy Hour deals on cocktails, spirits, and beers at selected times throughout the day, every day. Check the Turtle Bay website in advance to check Happy Hour times, the latest deals and to book a table.
2. Relaxed dining at Wagamama
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If pan-Asian cuisine is more your thing, Wagamama is one of the best places to eat in Ealing Broadway.
There’s no need to book in advance, so rock up any time and take a seat on one of their benches to enjoy their incredible Asian-inspired menu.
With all kinds of rice and noodle dishes, alongside fresh salads and shareable sides, it’s the perfect place for a relaxed dinner with a friend. There are desserts, fresh juices, hot drinks, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers too, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options thanks to their Plant Pledge.
2. Celebrate in style at Bread Street Café
Image provided by Bread Street Café.
Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Café, Ealing is inspired by the iconic Bread Street Kitchen in St Paul’s and opened at Ealing Broadway in 2020.
Bread Street Café provides a local neighbourhood relaxed and friendly all-day dining experience delivering some of the Bread Street classics, along with some new dishes for Ealing guests.
It's the perfect place to catch up and savour some delicious food over a glass of champagne or a cocktail or two. Book on the Bread Street Café website and get planning your festive get-togethers.
4. Make room for a sweet treat at D’licious or Leonidas
D’licious serves up tasty crêpes, waffles, shakes and ice cream, making it the perfect place to enjoy a treat after your meal or to round off your shopping trip.
Our favourites are the Sweet and Salty Sundae, complete with pretzels, salted caramel fudges and vanilla ice cream, and the D’licious Treat Crepe, which comes loaded with strawberries, bananas, kiwi fruit and chocolate spread.
Alternatively pay a visit to Leonidas, a luxury chocolatier. Step into this confectionery wonderland to find hazelnuts from Turkey, almonds from Italy, cherries from the Périgord, walnuts from Grenoble and chocolate made from 100% cocoa butter. The boutique insists on the finest ingredients and has refined its own unique recipes over many years, making its sweet treats legendary amongst locals.
5. Pop in for tea at Bubble Magik
Take some time out for tea, with a twist. Bubble Magik offers an amazing array of Taiwanese style bubble teas. Simply choose your freshly brewed fruity or milky tea, and then add either Popping Boba, Jelly or Pearl Tapioca to create the unique popping sensation.
Keep an eye on Bubble Magik’s website for their latest deals and new recipes, and sign up to their loyalty club to earn rewards.
6. Stock up on your new festive essentials
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Whether you’re looking for a new season wardrobe, toys to keep the kids entertained or accessories to give your home a glow up, you can shop ‘til you drop at Ealing Broadway.
Why not take a trip out of it and bring a friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfits, encourage you to try on new styles and after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat.
7. Visit Amazon Fresh and “Just Walk Out”
Home to the first convenience grocery store to offer Just Walk Out Technology in the UK, pick up your everyday essentials, local favourites and seasonal items, as well as delicious ready-to-eat and ready-to-heat meals at Amazon Fresh.
The exciting state-of-the-art checkout-free shopping experience is made possible by the same types of technologies used in self-driving cars: computer vision, sensor fusion and deep learning. The Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual basket. All you need is an Amazon account and the Amazon mobile app. There’s no queues and no waiting. It's that easy!
8. Make it a fuss-free journey
Whether you’re arriving by tube, car, train, bus or bicycle, it is super easy to get here and find directions.
If you’re looking for parking near Ealing Broadway, you’ll find hundreds of car park spaces that can be accessed from 6 am-10.30 pm from either Grove Road via St Mary's Road or Windsor Road via Ealing Common. Use the specific postcode W5 5BL to bring you to the car park entrance.
Travelling by tube? Simply take the Central or District line from central London to Ealing Broadway, which is just a two-minute walk from the shopping centre. The Piccadilly line also serves South Ealing station which is less than 20 minutes away by foot. Ealing Broadway is also on regular bus routes which pass close to the entrance to the centre. For more information visit Transport for London.
Fast and frequent trains run from Paddington to Ealing Broadway, where the high-speed service heads west to Slough, Reading and Oxford. Be sure to check the National Rail website for the latest service updates.
Cyclists are well accommodated too, with 45 spaces for bicycle storage at Grove Road, St. Saviours Walk, and Grove Road car park entrance next to Explore Learning. We also recently opened our new Ride&Park facility, with 48 bike spaces and 10 scooter spaces, as well as folding bike lockers and a bicycle repair station, visitors can store their bicycles and scooters for free for up to 48 hours.
We’re open until 9am-7pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-5pm Sundays, with restaurants open till late. We always recommend checking with individual retailers before setting off to be sure.
Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as Ealing Broadway opening times on our Eat Drink and Shop page.