About The Area

North Acton area guide

Set in West London, 6.4 miles to the west of Charing Cross, North Acton offers a lot of potential for businesses looking for a location that offers all the benefits of a London location, without the costs that come from being based in the centre of the City.

North Acton has always been synonymous with business.  It’s location on the old main road between Oxford and London meant, that as far back as the Tudor period it was used as a stopping place for businessmen on the road.  The principal road linking Oxford with London (the A40 dual carriageway) still passes through North and East Acton.

A number of commercial properties are available to rent in and around North Acton and the transport links to the area are very good.  As a result, almost any new and growing company that chooses to base itself in the Acton area will have everything it needs to thrive. 

What companies does it suit?

North Acton is well known for its links to light industry, so any manufacturing firms should definitely consider the area.  The excellent transport links mean that distribution potential is as good as anywhere in the capital.

It’s not just limited to industrial, though: there are a lot of residential areas in North Acton.  As a result, the potential for launching both B2B and B2C ventures in the area is obvious.  Essentially, any business could achieve success here.

"North Acton eastbound" by Sunil060902 is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Transport Links to the North Acton area are very good.  There are a number of underground stations in the region, serving both underground and overground lines.  Stations include:

Acton Central

Acton Main Line

Acton Town

East Acton

North Acton

Acton itself has a number of enjoyable pubs, bars and restaurants, so whether you fancy a quick glass of wine after work, or are looking for a great eatery in which to entertain clients, you’ll be well catered for.

In terms of food and drink, it’s hard not to recommend Charlotte’s Place.  It’s a really nice venue that attracts everyone from families to the after-work crowd.  Food is mainly European and of the highest standard.  If you’re a fan of fine dining, Charlotte’s is the place to be.  If you’re more of a pub food fan, meanwhile, we’d recommend checking out the Duke of Sussex.  This sizeable old pub offers up both the classics, alongside tapas, so you can be pretty much sure of finding something you’ll enjoy.

For an interesting evening out, we’d definitely recommend visiting The Aeronaut, which is somewhere between a pub, a brewery and a circus.  It’s a quite unique atmosphere that’s unlike almost any other venue in the city.  Finally, anyone more in the mood for a proper night out should take the time to visit Euphorium Nightclub, which has 2 great rooms and regularly hosts some of London’s finest DJ talents and live acts.

Chiswick House is a stunning example of 18th-Century architecture, originally designed to emulate the sophistication and style of ancient Rome.  As such, it’s a must-see.

North Acton Park, meanwhile, is a lush green space that’s perfect for a more relaxing lunch break.  There are also a number of sporting facilities available, including tennis and basketball courts.