Ealing Village was designed for Bell Property in Dutch Colonial style, apparently to attract film stars from Ealing Studios. It had (and still has some of) a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court, bowling green and croquet lawn. Many of the film stars preferred to be driven to and from hotels in the West End, so it was mainly film crew that lived in the flats. Ealing Village’s air raid shelters were sealed after the war but are still there under the lawns. The clubhouse had two full-sized billiard tables, a ping-pong table and a grand piano plus a pair of writing desks supplied with Ealing Village letter-headed paper for residents’ use. (Other members of staff included the day and night porters who lived in the gatehouses). The gates and railings, lost to the war effort, have been replaced in the original design.