Located in West London, Ealing borders the London Borough of Hillingdon to the west, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Brent to the north, Hammersmith and Fulham to the east, and Hounslow to the south.
In terms of population and area, Ealing covers part of West London and a small part of Northwest London, making it the third largest London borough in terms of size. The administrative centre of Ealing is located in Ealing Broadway. The local authority is the Ealing London Borough Council.
As part of the London Government Act 1963, the modern London borough was created in 1965. At the same time, several local councils were abolished, some of which covered areas that now cover Ealing. There were three: the Municipal Borough of Ealing (which included Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Perivale, Tyford Abbey and Northolt), the Municipal Borough of Southall and the Municipal Borough of Acton.
Sarah Jane Smith's home is located in Ealing, which also serves as the setting for The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Two garden suburbs are located within the borough, Brentham Garden Suburb and Bedford Park. The Metropolitan Green Belt covers 330 hectares within the borough.
Sport & Leisure
A large part of Brentford FC's local support comes from Ealing, which is home to Ealing Studios, which was a leading centre of the UK film industry. Griffin Park, which borders the neighbouring Hounslow borough, is just outside of the borough.
In Rugby Union, the borough is represented by Ealing Trailfinders, while in Rugby League, it is represented by the London Broncos.
There are four non-League football teams in the borough, Hanwell Town F.C. and Southall F.C., which play at Reynolds Field in Perivale, along with London Tigers F.C., which plays at Kingston Park. Avenue Park Stadium in Greenford and North Greenford United F.C., which plays at Berkeley Fields.
It is also home to one of the country's top athletics clubs, Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC, whose track is located at Perivale Athletics Park. It has a long and successful history, including the double Olympic gold medalist Kelly Holmes. The club will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020.
In 2011, 49% of the residents of Ealing identified as white, 30% as Asian, 15% as Black, and 4.5% as mixed or multiple ethnicity, the rest identified as Arab or other ethnicity. In 2011, the borough's population identified as Christian (44%), Muslim (16%), Hinduism (9%) and Sikhism (8%); 15% said they had no religion and 7% said none.