Living in Hanwell area information and guide

Hanwell area overview

Hanwell in west London was famous for many years for it's Asylum and has featured in great literary works like War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells) Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw) and Orthodoxy (G. K. Chesterton). It's also a common filming location and featured in a number of TV programmes and movies including Bridget Jones Diary and Peep Show. The area has its own carnival which has been held since 1898 and is the second largest after the Notting Hill carnival. In terms of connectivity, the area benefits from Heathrow, with the Heathrow Connect service taking residents into Paddington in just 15 minutes.

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Key statistics for
Hanwell W7

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Convivial Homeowners
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, India, Pakistan
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Hanwell?

Hanwell contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Castle Bar Park (W7 1)
  • Boston Road (W7 2)
  • Hanwell (W7 3)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Hanwell

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
First Great Western
Paddington (15 min)
Drayton Green
First Great Western
Paddington (18 min)
West Ealing
First Great Western
Paddington (13 min)
Castle Bar Park
First Great Western
Paddington (20 min)
Boston Manor
Leicester Square (32 min)
Leicester Square (29 min)
South Ealing
Leicester Square (28 min)
First Great Western
Paddington (18 min)
Ealing Broadway
First Great Western
Paddington (10 min)
Ealing Broadway
Embankment (37 min)
South Greenford
First Great Western
Paddington (23 min)
South West Trains
Waterloo (32 min)
Syon Lane
South West Trains
Waterloo (35 min)
Leicester Square (35 min)
Oxford Circus (26 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

23% of non-UK born population


11% of non-UK born population


5% of non-UK born population

Type: Convivial Homeowners

There are large numbers of well-paid professional couples here, often with children, choosing to live in diverse urban areas rather than the suburbs

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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