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Acton

Quiet, residential roads with a sense of community

"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

"With fantastic rail services from Acton, you can be in the heart of the West End in under 25 minutes!"

Jas Dhaliwal

What is your favourite place?

Where do Acton locals go?

The Aeronaut

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!

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!

Yo Yo Kitchen

The best sushi takeaway in Ealing!

Atari-Ya

A Japanese fishmongers selling high-quality sushi and sashimi.

Putt in the Park

A really fun course for all ages and only £8pp.

Ealing Lawn Tennis Club

Based in the heart of Ealing Common, this tennis club has grass, indoor, clay and Astro courts.

Cafe Paolo

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.

Natural Natural

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.

Hanger Hill Park

A great day out in the sun and a there's big pitch and putt course too!

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!

Gochisou

Delicious freshly prepared sushi and hot dishes perfect for lunch time. They also sell bubble tea and after 4pm, the food is 50% off!

Gunnersbury Triangle

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.

Starbucks

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!

Ealing Common

One of the most open parks in Ealing - a great place to have a picnic, go for a run or play sports.

High Road Market

Every Saturday, the market hosts the best farmers, growers and street food traders London has to offer, bringing a wide range of cuisines from around the world.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of North Acton, East Acton, Turnham Green, Gunnersbury, Chiswick, Ealing, Park Royal, South Ealing, Shepherd's Bush and North Ealing

What do you love about Acton?

Why do you find Acton a great place to live?

Katrin

"Acton is a friendly neighbourhood with a great family feel. Plenty of shops and exercise facilities to suit everyone!"

January 2015

Claire

"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."

January 2015

Local resident

"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."

May 2013

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"With 7 stations bearing its name, Acton has the most name related stations in the UK."

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Child-friendly activities near Acton

Ealing Junior Music School

Twyford 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

Baby Yoga with Alice Morgan

Yoga 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

The Ark in The Park

The 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, patf@theparkclub.co.uk or for Swim Camps, please contact Rob Clarke, rob@theparkclub.co.uk. Website

Katie's Club - Tiny Maestros Class

The 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

Katie's Club Play

The 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

Margaret Dance Academy

Old Oak Community & children's centre
We cover all aspects of dance tuition, teaching young boys and girls ballet, modern theatre, drama, musical theatre, jazz, street dance and tap dancing. Website
  1. About Acton

    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.

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