infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
Perivale is a small suburb 10 miles (16 km) west of central
Londonin the London Borough of Ealing. For most of its history, it was part of the county of Middlesex. Until the 15th centuryit was called GreenfordParva (Little Greenford). Landmarks in the suburb include the A40, a large road that connects Central Londonwith the M40motorway, and the large Art DecoHoover building, as well as St Mary's Church (C:15th century), the River Brentand Perivale Wood Bird Reserve run by the Selborne Society.
A large part of Perivale is used in the form of a business and industrial park. Although mainly residential, there are some office blocks and parades of shops on Bilton Road, A40 slip road and in the Medway Village. It is home to one of the first American-style diners in the UK called
Starvin' Marvin's. Perivale is also home to two golf courses; Ealing Golf Club and Perivale Golf Course.
1930sresidential building expansion, the fields of Perivale were used to grow hayfor the working horses of Victorian London, a scene described in the ending of John Betjeman's poem 'Return to Ealing':
"...And a gentle gale from Perivale/blows up the hayfield scent."
Perivale in the media
Perivale was the setting for the
1989season twenty-six " Doctor Who" serial "Survival" as the hometown of the Seventh Doctor's companion Ace. There were several locations used in and around town during filming which included Bleasdale Avenue, Medway Parade, Colwyn Avenue, Woodhouse Avenue, Children's Play Area, Ealing Central Sports Ground, Horsenden Lane South, and the nearby Horsenden Hill.
Victorian Perivale was also the location of a
manorwhich was the setting of another season twenty-six serial, "Ghost Light".
Parts of the film "Snatch" were also filmed in Perivale and the nearby
Henry Perowne, the principal character in
Ian McEwan's novel "Saturday" was born in Perivale, though he lived in London during the events of the novel.
Only Fools and Horses' used Horsenden Hill for location shooting in the episode where Del Boyand Rodney 'look after' Marlene and Boysie's dog (only to feed it reheated pork and give it food poisoning).
One of the episodes of the car show
Top Gearwas set in Perivale.Fact|date=September 2008
* Birthplace of Yes keyboardist,
* Prominent businessman Alan Bond lived in Federal Road, Perivale, during part of his childhood.
Alan Devonshire, former West Hamand England footballer.
Neal Foulds, former Snookerplayer and commentator
Jeff Stevenson, comedian.
Dorothy McShane, Chemist
Nikkala Stott, glamour model
Lee McQueen, Apprentice Winner 2008
Perivale has a station on the
Central lineof the London Undergroundsystem and is also near to Alperton tube stationon the Piccadilly line. Two bus routes (E5 and 297) link the town to Greenford, Wembley, Ealing, Willesdenand Southall.
Nearest tube stations
Perivale tube station
Sudbury Town tube station
Hanger Lane tube station
Alperton tube station
Nearest railway station
South Greenford railway station
Wembley Central station
* [http://www.selborne.ealing.sch.uk/perivale.htm A short history of Perivale] , on the Selborne Primary School website
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