Quiet, residential roads with a sense of community
"Nowhere else combines the value of property with ease of transport links..."Jonathan Daykin
"The revival of Acton as an investment hot spot shows no sign of abating..."Alexi Earl
"With fantastic rail services from Acton, you can be in the heart of the West End in under 25 minutes!"Jas Dhaliwal
Where do Acton locals go?
Ealing Lawn Tennis Club
Based in the heart of Ealing Common, this tennis club has grass, indoor, clay and Astro courts.
Submitted by Tatiana
Run every week Weds/Thurs/Fri/Sat by local charity and social enterprise Action West London. This is an exciting market with a real community feel, reflecting Acton's diverse communities. Stalls are available to rent daily and currently include ethnic street foods, fresh fish, fashion, jewellery and bargain stalls .
Submitted by John
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
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
11 Coffee & Co
Situated close to North Ealing Station, this café has a huge selection of freshly made cakes. The hot food is great too! Try the chicken and barley soup.
Submitted by Tatiana
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
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
Hanger Hill Park
A great day out in the sun and a there's big pitch and putt course too!
Submitted by Mitchell
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
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
Bounded by train tracks, this picturesque spot is a haven for wildlife. There's a trail that you can follow with information points, where you can learn all about the local species.
Submitted by Daisy
Grab your morning coffee from here. The staff are really friendly and helpful and they even remember your name and the coffee you drink every day!
Submitted by Raj
Why do you find Acton a great place to live?
"I love Acton because it has a very friendly mixed community. The new leisure centre and swimming pool is great. A New John Lloyd gym and tennis club has just opened. There are great parks - Gunnesbury park is fabulous and Acton Park has tennis courts and a great children's play area. Transport links are excellent. The overground from Acton Central links up with the District, Jubilee and Bakerloo underground stations. Train... more
"I love Acton because of its diverse communities and down-to-earth, vibrant atmosphere."
"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."
"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 Acton?
Did you know?
"Acton has been the subject for many notable music artists who share a connection with the area, including The Who, whose members attended school in Acton."
Child-friendly activities near Acton
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
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 - 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
Stay & PlayOld Oak Community & children's centre,
Sessions for children aged 5 & under. Painting, singing, sensory play, outdoor play. We are an Ofsted accredited Children's Centre who offer fun and engaging activities for children under 5. Our stimulating activities are run by a highly qualified team, including an Early Years Teacher, Early Years Workers and a Family Support Team. Website
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, email@example.com or for Swim Camps, please contact Rob Clarke, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Acton is a district of west London, located in the London Borough of Ealing. Acton means "oak farm" or "farm by oak trees", and is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 'ac' (oak) and 'tun' (farm). Originally an ancient village (mentioned in the Domesday Book), as London expanded, Acton became absorbed into the city. Nowadays, Acton lies predominantly in the London Borough of Ealing, although some of East Acton lies within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and a small portion of South Acton within the London Borough of Hounslow. Acton is home to more railway stations than any other area of London; seven stations in the locality feature Acton in their name. Central Acton lies on the former main road between London and Oxford (the Uxbridge Road) and several inns along it date back several centuries as stopping places for travellers. Nowadays, the principal route linking London and Oxford (the A40 dual carriageway) bypasses central Acton, but passes through North Acton.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- North Acton
- East Acton
- Turnham Green
- Park Royal
- South Ealing
- Shepherd's Bush
- North Ealing
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