Looking towards the highest of the four hills in Northala Fields

Northala Fields is a park located in Northolt, in the London Borough of Ealing.[1] It was opened in 2008 and consists of four artificial hills standing next to the A40 Western Avenue, as well as several fishing lakes, a large field area[2] a children's play area and adjacent café. The hills were constructed using rubble from the demolition of the original Wembley Stadium, which was closed in 2000 and demolished in 2003.[3] The park was created as part of the Northolt and Greenford Country Park project, and backs onto the older Rectory Park.

The name "Northala" is how the old manor of Northall (Northolt) was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086.[4]

It is situated on what were previously the Royal Borough of Kensington Playing Fields after being leased to them in 1938.[a] The section of the Ealing Road that formed the eastern perimeter was then renamed Kensington Road.[5] The nearest station is Northolt which is 1.14 km away from the park.[6]

The hills were featured in an episode of the British TV show Taskmaster, series 2 episode 1. Contestants had to place three exercise balls on a yoga mat on top of one of the hills.



a. ^ At that time, Kensington and Chelsea were separate boroughs. The name of the playing fields did not change when Kensington and Chelsea were amalagamated.


  1. ^ Public art online: "Major awards for Northala Fields – Europe's largest land art" Archived 2014-04-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Northala Fields". Ealing Council. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  3. ^ "The hills of the future". 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  4. ^ The Environs of London: volume 3: County of Middlesex (1795), Northall (Northolt) pp. 306–319. Accessed 17 February 2010
  5. ^ A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood with Southall, Hillingdon with Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner (1971) "Northolt: Introduction", pp. 109–113. 17 February 2010
  6. ^ "Northala Fields Park". Retrieved 20 Jun 2020.

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