Walking Tour: Creative Connections: Exploring Ealing
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3 August 2014, 11:00-13:00
START: Ealing Broadway station (Central, District lines and Overground from Paddington)
END: South Ealing (Piccadilly line).
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Blue Badge Guide Alan Read leads a guided walk through Ealing, taking in some of the places associated with the musicians, artists and film makers who have lived or worked in the borough.
One of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane, had a home in Ealing and we will see the outside of Pitzhanger Manor. By the end of the nineteenth century Ealing was referred to as the ‘Queen of the Suburbs’ and this expansion included the building of some notable churches.
Many famous musicians began their careers in Ealing which has been claimed to be the birthplace of British Rhythm and Blues. Films have been made in Ealing for over a century including the famous Ealing Comedies and, more recently, the below-stairs scenes of Downton Abbey.