Crossrail, or the now named ‘Elizabeth Line’, is a new 118-kilometre railway line and is one of Europe’s largest railway and infrastructure construction projects, which will create a new east-west route across Greater London. Work began in 2009 and when fully operational in 2019, it is set to transform the Southall area with increased investment, wide economic benefits and a projected rise in house prices. Crossrail will provide significantly faster journey times to key destinations across London such as Bond Street in only 17 minutes and Stratford in little more than half an hour.


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Just a short walk away is Southall Park and a little further, Osterley Park and House. Nearby Grand Union Canal features its prized Hanwell Flight of Six Locks and the Brunel designed, Three Bridges. The Broadway is nearby for a great shopping experience.


Osterley Station on the Piccadilly line is the closest underground station. Ealing Broadway is one stop away by train providing access to the Central and District lines.


Southall is close to several arterial routes including the M4, A40 and the North Circular, providing quick access to central London and also a swift exit from the city altogether. Heathrow Airport is only a 10-minute drive from Southall.


Southall Station is located at South Road and falls within zone 4. Trains call at London Paddington and, in the other direction, Heathrow Airport as well as Reading, Newbury and Oxford.


Southall is well served by buses in both directions. There are 10 bus routes and one night bus to destinations including: Hanwell, Ealing, Shepherds Bush, Heathrow Airport, Hayes, Northolt, Brentford and Uxbridge. The E5 bus route is the closest to Southall Village operating a service to Greenford and Perivale.


Southall is a great place to get about on two wheels. Quiet residential streets, parks and canal towpaths all offer a safe way to get to many destinations.


Crossrail (the Elizabeth Line) is the new high-frequency, high-capacity railway for London and the South East, which will begin full service in 2019.


Heathrow Airport, London’s busiest airport, is close by offering flights to hundreds of national and international destinations from its five terminals. It is the primary hub for British Airways and is Virgin Atlantic’s main operating base.


Enjoy a day cruising the Grand Union Canal, with its community of live-aboard boaters and leisure boaters, on a hired narrowboat stopping for lunch at The Fox pub at the Hanwell Flight of Locks. For an extended trip climb the 50 locks to the Chiltern Hills.