Tucked away in Zone 3, just 15 minutes walk from Ealing Broadway station, is Ealing Abbey.
The monastery at Ealing was founded in 1899 and now sits in the heart of a residential area. It was severely damaged by a German bombing raid in 1940 and the restoration was finally completed at the end of the 20th Century.
The Boy Child and I were the only visitors on the afternoon we were there. It was a surprise to see the main doors wide open and not a soul in sight. The Abbey is one of the plainest churches I have ever seen (if you discount the beautiful vaulted ceiling).
Historically, the Abbey is forever tainted by an abuse scandal and, even in the last few years, the Abbey hierarchy has perhaps not behaved as it should.
That said, the Abbey is worth a visit if you happen to be in Ealing. Entrance was free of charge. Opening times may be subject to change, so check beforehand.