A hub for vibrant experiences, Southall is a town full of simple pleasures, bursts of culture and open green spaces, ideal for young and growing families who are looking for somewhere to put down roots. There are plenty of things to do in Southall with the town being referred to as ‘…one of London’s gems…’ by former London Mayor, Boris Johnson. Demonstrating that the town is a recognised, up-and-coming London destination that’s ready to take in large-scale investment, Southall is starting a new, defining chapter.
Home to an array of interesting and exciting places, people, and future plans, we’re #CelebratingSouthall.
Places to visit in Southall
Despite its close connections to central London, there are parts of Southall that provide peace from the hectic city life that many residents may be too familiar with. There are several green open spaces dotted throughout the area that are ideal for socialising with friends and family or enjoying your own company. Southall Park and Southall Manor House Gardens provide peaceful retreats amidst an otherwise busy metropolitan capital and Osterley Park and House, a National Trust-run, neo-classical house with beautifully landscaped gardens, represents one of the last surviving country estates in London. Offering more than just the views and the grandeur that it possesses, Osterley Park and House hosts an array of events throughout the year that the whole family can enjoy. Events include outdoor theatre performances across the summer months, and the ‘Big Camp’ that gives the public the opportunity to camp out in the attractive estate gardens, swapping the hustle and bustle of the city for a night under the stars. If you fancied something more relaxing, House of Yoga is the perfect retreat away from a busy weekend. A tranquil experience, here you can practice your favourite poses in the grandest of settings thanks to the weekly sessions on offer in the house on Sundays.
Another local treasure is the Beck Theatre. With a seating plan that fits up to 600 people, this 1970’s theatre is home to a selection of performances. This charming theatre offers plenty of things to do and see in Southall throughout the year, with a programme of events that includes a mixture of music, comedy, dance performances, plays, children’s shows, an annual Christmas pantomime and occasionally, some showings of the latest cinematic releases. This beautiful theatre gives you the chance to lose yourself in the arts, providing the perfect escape from that hectic London lifestyle.
Southall is gaining heavy investment and development plans which are bringing the town up to speed with more modern and exciting times. One of the ways that this is being implemented is through the input of Crossrail; a new high-speed line for London. Upon its completion in December 2019, the new Elizabeth line will stretch over 60 miles, covering Reading and Heathrow in the west of the country through central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. Opening London up in a more accessible way like this gives the residents of Southall the opportunity for a more efficient commute into the city.
An area that is proving to be a great investment opportunity, the future is looking even brighter for Southall.