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Greenford Property Guide

Living in Greenford

Greenford is a large suburb in the London Borough of Ealing. It was an ancient parish in the historic county of Middlesex. It is 11 miles from Charing Cross in Central London.

It is in the Historic County of Middlesex. Adjoining the Grand Union Canal's Paddington Arm, fed by the Brent Reservoir, it forms the southern part of Wembley.

Local property types largely include suburban terraced and semi-detached housing with gardens.

The grounds of the former Ravenor Farm have become Greenford's largest park. It is the venue for the annual Greenford Carnival, which is held every July.

The former Ravenor Farm buildings in Oldfield Lane South are now home to the London Motorcycle Museum.

A cornucopia of British-made domestic paraphernalia of 20th century is on display at the Greenford Heritage Centre including a variety of household items that were commonly found in British homes and gardens in the past.

There are also the Northala hills near Northolt which are a popular site for walkers and fitness junkies.

  • The name is first recorded in 848 as Grenan forda. It is formed from the Old English 'grēne' and 'ford' and means 'place at the green ford'. Greenford was known as Great Greenford in order to distinguish it from Little Greenford, which is now known as Perivale. The affixes 'Magna' and 'Parva' have also been used to denote the difference.
  • The original Oldfield Tavern public house (no longer in existence) was a popular venue for a rock group called the Detours, who met a drummer there called Keith Moon. On Thursday 20 February 1964 they were introduced to the audience of the Oldfield Tavern as the Who.

Council tax

Council tax (London Borough of Ealing) ranges from around £960 for band A and increases up to around £2880 for band H.

Schools in Greenford

There are a number of primary schools in the Greenford area including Ravenor, Stanhope, Lady Margaret, Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic, Coston and the Edward Betham Church of England school.

The main secondary education is provided by Greenford High School and the Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School.

In addition, there are a wide range of pre-school facilities and private educational establishments.

Greenford Transport Links

The A40 provides excellent road access to Central London or towards the West.

There are excellent rail links with two underground stations in the immediate vicinity – Greenford (Central line) and Sudbury Hill (Piccadilly line).

Greenford and South Greenford are also mainline stations.

There are numerous bus services within Greenford and the surrounding area.

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