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Dickens Yard welcomes Darwin & Wallace

29 August 2018

St George, London's leading developer, announces that Darwin & Wallace, the classic collection of independent neighbourhood bars and restaurants, will open at Dickens Yard, Ealing, this winter.

Set to be their seventh location, Ealing will bring the home-from-home experience that Darwin & Wallace are recognised for, to bring the traditional gastropub into the 21st century. All set in quintessential London villages, the locations offer a casual and relaxed, all-day dining experience with fresh, sustainable and seasonal dishes alongside an expert-led bar service.

Channelling an urban, European loft apartment with contrasting designs, handpicked artwork throughout and a large outside terrace, the Ealing location will draw inspiration from the local area and beyond. Dark wall finishes and poured concrete floors will contrast with lighter, warmer touches in the furnishings, creating a bold, modern space that feels like home. Outside, terraces will be filled with terracotta pots and delicate trees, making the perfect backdrop for relaxed eating and drinking.

Dickens Yard is quickly developing into one of West London's best leisure spots with a variety of retail, restaurants and wellbeing brands opening this year. Darwin & Wallace is a well-known independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant group that will play a central role in cementing Dickens Yard as a vibrant destination for the local community to enjoy." "We have long held the desire to be part of the 'London village' that Ealing is. Finding this superbly located, stand alone, building within the Dickens Yard development has given us the most amazing blank canvas on which to layer on our own interpretation of what a modern pub can be, unique to its location."

Craig Carson, Managing Director, St George West London, said: "Dickens Yard is quickly developing into one of West London's best leisure spots with a variety of retail, restaurants and wellbeing brands opening this year. Darwin & Wallace is a well-known independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant group that will play a central role in cementing Dickens Yard as a vibrant destination for the local community to enjoy."

Mel Marriott, Managing Director, Darwin & Wallace said: "We have long held the desire to be part of the 'London village' that Ealing is. Finding this superbly located, stand alone, building within the Dickens Yard development has given us the most amazing blank canvas on which to layer on our own interpretation of what a modern pub can be, unique to its location."

Dickens Yard comprises 700 new homes and new public spaces, with a range of lifestyle brands now open including Triyoga, Charlotte's W5 and Benham & Reeves. Darwin & Wallace is the latest announcement in a wave of recent commercial lettings set to open at Dickens Yard, such as Tonkotsu, Balans Soho Society, Gail's Bakery, Gymbox, Blo Bar, Kumon, The Skinny Kitchen, Jigsaw and Content by Terence Conran.

Dickens Yard is playing a significant role in the wider regeneration of Ealing ahead of the arrival of the Elizabeth Line at Ealing Broadway station. The expanded frequency of the Elizabeth line will see commutes reduced and journeys made easier via new, high-capacity trains. The new station will halve journey times to central London, with travel to Bond Street in 11 minutes, Liverpool Street in 18 minutes and Canary Wharf in 25 minutes. Heathrow Airport terminals two and three will be just 14 minutes away via the new line.

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