Speedy Underground connections to central London in less than 15 minutes
"You can be in central London in only 15 minutes on the Central line from East Acton Underground Station."Jonathan Daykin
"Wormwood Scrubs is the perfect spot for a game of football at the weekend."David Roberts
"With fantastic rail services from Acton, you can be in the heart of the West End in under 25 minutes!"Jas Dhaliwal
Where do East Acton locals go?
Offering the tastiest, fluffiest blueberry pancake breakfast, which goes great with their homemade lemonade with fresh mint. Everyone who works here is incredibly friendly!
Submitted by Jenalyn
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
Wormwood Scrubs Park
At the weekend it's like a little slice of the USA here in the UK! Amazing little league games played by loads of people and great food trucks selling hot dogs, pulled pork etc. A little bit of alternative relaxation in this busy bustling city of ours!
Submitted by Keva
The Ginger Pig
A superb butchers with top quality meat and amazing roast dinner sandwiches!
Submitted by Luke
The loveliest little café, where the owner Kelly will make you a fantastic flat white and an even better gourmet sandwich.
Submitted by Keva
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
Bush Hall Dining Rooms
Classic British food in vintage-style surroundings, this restaurant is the perfect place for a family get together.
Submitted by Annabelle
It's great for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has an amazing alfresco terrace overlooking the green.
Submitted by Sam
Cracking pub with real ales and a famous Sunday lunch... and a bonus - Monday nights are BYO bottle!
Submitted by Annabelle
Delicious Palestinian food in Shepherd's Bush Market - this place is an institution, having been there since the 1980s.
Submitted by Keva
Pergola on The Roof Winter
A great rooftop spot. There's 4 restaurants and 2 bars on the roof of a 6 storey car park, once used for the BBC's Television Centre!
Submitted by Nick
Ravenscourt Park Walled Garden
It's lovely to see the local community come together to maintain the walled garden in Ravenscourt Park - it's such a pretty place to sit and relax!
Submitted by Henry
Jamie Oliver Cookery School
Jamie Oliver's cookery school offers a fantastic range of cooking classes to suit all ages and abilities.There's lots to see and do!
Submitted by Jorja
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
Why do you find East Acton a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"Wormwood Scrubs Prison was built by convicts between the years 1875 and 1891. It is from the gatehouse that Michael Caine emerges in the 1969 version of 'The Italian Job'."
Explore East Acton
Child-friendly activities near East Acton
Margaret Dance AcademyOld 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
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
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 Multiple Births FoundationHammersmith House Level 4,
The Multiple Births Foundation offers professional advice education and support to parents and carers of twins triplets and more and to the health professionals who care for them. The Multiple Births Foundation holds prenatal meetings in London for parents and grandparents expecting a multiple birth. 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
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
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
About East Acton
East Acton is a place in west London. It is partly in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and partly in the London Borough of Ealing. It is served by East Acton tube station, on the Central Line in Zone 2. Anciently, East Acton and Acton developed as separate settlements and the nearby districts of North Acton, West Acton and South Acton were developed in the late 19th century.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Shepherd's Bush
- North Acton
- Turnham Green
- Ladbroke Grove
- Kensal Green
- Park Royal
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