A locals' guide to W3
"With fantastic rail services from Acton, you can be in the heart of the West End in under 25 minutes!"Jas Dhaliwal
"The revival of Acton as an investment hot spot shows no sign of abating..."Alexi Earl
"Nowhere else combines the value of property with ease of transport links..."Jonathan Daykin
Where do W3 locals go?
Arguably one of Ealing borough's most unique venues. Circus themed, they have circus performances on Friday and Saturday evenings and they even have their own microbrewery onsite. Definitely one of the best beer gardens in London and a lively, fun place to go for a few drinks after a long week!
Submitted by Natalia
A family run café that even has a loyalty offer of buy 8 breakfasts and get 1 free! An extremely friendly father and son team who make you feel welcome in the local area.
Submitted by Ryan
Ealing Lawn Tennis Club
Based in the heart of Ealing Common, this tennis club has grass, indoor, clay and Astro courts.
Submitted by Tatiana
The Station House
A little gem located in the heart of Acton in Poet's Corner and a lovely place to go for a bite to eat - great selection of food and very tasty. The Sunday lunch is AMAZING! Really nice paved garden out front with lots of plants and they let dogs in too!
Submitted by Natalia
Once it's past 5.30pm, all the fresh sushi goes half price - it's delicious! They also stock an array of Japanese food and drinks.
Submitted by Lindsay
One of the most open parks in Ealing - a great place to have a picnic, go for a run or play sports.
Submitted by Jan
Charlotte's Place Restaurant
2AA rosettes for culinary excellence and the Good Food Guide's Restaurant of the Year 2013. A family run place overlooking Ealing Common, where the food is unbelievable...
Submitted by Jan
As well as the delightful garden, this pub's Thursday night quiz is legendary! It also serves great food and a range of different ales.
Submitted by Alexi
The food at The Grange is delicious. They also serve some scrumptious white wine and do an amazing pub quiz during the week! It's a great place to cosy up in the winter or excellent in the summer - their beer garden is particularly pretty.
Submitted by Lindsay
Delicious freshly prepared sushi and hot dishes perfect for lunch time. They also sell bubble tea and after 4pm, the food is 50% off!
Submitted by Daisy
The Duke of Sussex
A rustic gastropub with a great beer garden and excellent food. It can be a bit of a minor celeb hangout too!
Submitted by Chris
A New York City inspired group fitness studio, which also has a great smoothie bar!
Submitted by Milo
Why do you find W3 a great place to live?
"Acton is a friendly neighbourhood with a great family feel. Plenty of shops and exercise facilities to suit everyone!"
"There is a great sense of community here with every amenity you could hope for. It is under rated and developing in a great way, with transport and small boutiques as opposed to big chain stores. It's close to some of London's great parks and has a roster of wonderful gesture pubs within easy distance. Great neighbourhood feel."
"This is a leafy, area with fantastically big Edwardian houses, each with a slight difference to the neighbouring house. The houses have amazing architectural features both internally and externally. There is a really good community feel to the area. The transport links are really good, with a choose of Central, district and Piccadilly, I should never be late for work...but of course I am! love it! The area that is! Very happy ... more
"Green and very quiet residential streets, the area is favoured by artists and media, so I love most of my neighbours! The family size 3-4 bedroom properties are much bigger than in Chiswick and much more appealing in their Georgian style with warm yellow brickwork."
"Green and very quiet residential streets,the area is favoured by artists and media, so I love most of my neighbours! The family size 3-4 bedroom properties are much bigger than in Chiswick and much more appealing in their Georgian style with warm yellow brickwork."
What do you like about W3?
Did you know?
"With 7 stations bearing its name, Acton has the most name related stations in the UK."
Child-friendly activities near W3
The Ark in The ParkThe Park Club
The Ark is divided into age appropriate rooms, with a specific area for programmed activities running alongside the daily crèche and day care. Camps include Multi-Sports, Tennis, Football, Cricket, SwimSplash, Athletics, Arts & Crafts, Drama, Rookie Life Saving (full week only) and more. Lunch is only included in full day bookings. For full details of the programme being run, please contact Patrick Fisher, Sports & Activities Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or for Swim Camps, please contact Rob Clarke, email@example.com. Website
The Ark in The Park (3-7 year olds)The Park Club
During the school holidays, The Ark in the Park offers a Holiday Club for children of ages 3 - 7 years old. The children may be booked in for half or whole days during the Holiday Club. They are given the chance to participate in many different activities where they will learn to explore and investigate, discuss and challenge observations whilst using free choice and expression when making and decorating items such as boxes, jewellery, badges, masks, ceramics and sewing. Lunch is included in full day bookings. Website
Ealing Junior Music SchoolTwyford Church of England High School
Ealing Junior Music School provides children and young people with musical training, in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. You can choose from a variety of individual instrumental lesson, ensembles, choirs, theory and musicianship sessions. Full Course: £330/term (aged 7-11) Ealing Children's Choir: £80/term (aged 3-8) Musicianship (for younger children): £95/term Start to Play (for younger children): £150/term Early Starter and Paired Lesson (for younger children) £185/term Website
Katie's Club PlayThe Park Club
PLAYGROUP + DEVELOPMENTAL CLASSES + SOFT PLAY + SOCIALIZE This is where little ones can let their imagination run wild in play with developmental toys, musical journeys and activities a'plenty at your exclusive home away from home. Katie's Club Play: £5 on the door Full Club DISCOUNT (Class + Play): £10 Website
Baby Yoga with Alice MorganYoga at Studio
Parent and Baby Yoga is the way for new beings. This revolutionary method lays deep foundations for physical self-confidence. It also produces emotional and mental wellbeing. The result? A secure, happy and fulfilled baby, off to the best possible start in life. Alice Morgan, anthropologist and mother of three teaches parents and their babies in a series of specially adapted yoga classes inspired by cultures from around the world. £10 for drop in session £8 per class for a school term course Website
Katie's Club - Tiny Maestros ClassThe Park Club
TINY MAESTROS is a FUN and interactive creative music class for babies and toddlers. Introduce your little ones to music through new exciting stories and songs, instrument work and games that will be lots of fun as well as having educational benefits. Each 40-minute session (30-mins at Katie's Club) is designed to be engaging for both adult and child, and is a LIVE music session with a highly trained professional singer, instrumentalist and actress. For babies, TINY MAESTROS focuses on speech and language development, tummy time, hand and eye coordination and sensory play using songs and LIVE music. Website
SA Dance SchoolEaling School: Ealing Town Hall
SA Dance School in Chiswick Ealing Broadway and Hanwell SA Dance School offers dance training for students ages 18 months to adults who are interested in exploring the diverse world of dance. The school offers classes in Ballet Modern Tap Jazz Street Commercial Contemporary and Pilates in West London. The classes are held in professional studios with sprung floor and mirrors plus all teachers are qualified CRB/DBS checked and insured. Students are given performance opportunities in Central and West London to strengthen their confidence develop stage skills and to enrich their appreciation for this art form. Our dancers also love being in the spotlight to showcase what they learn in classes. Whether training to become a professional dancer improving your current skills or for the sheer joy of dance we invite you to join us for a class. Website
W3 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Acton, East Acton, Park Royal, West Acton and is covered by the Ealing, Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow local authorities.
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