Acton Area Guide
Located in West London, 6.4 miles west of Charing Cross, Acton is a large area lying predominantly in the London Borough of Ealing, covering postal codes W3 and W4. The district has been very popular ever since its formation, and in the 20th century experienced rapid regeneration after it gained a reputation as a strategic centre of industry. Nowadays Acton is known both for its residential areas and industry links, in addition to its concentration of train stations allowing residents and workers living in the area rapid access into Central London and beyond. Acton is also particularly multicultural, and this is reflected in its pubs and restaurants.
What businesses does Acton suit?
Businesses that need superior mobility in and around London should consider Acton as a base. With more tube stations than any other area of the capital, Acton offers rapid access onto the tube network and to the major railway hubs, linking London with the rest of the country and beyond. During the 20th century Acton was well known for its industry links – nowadays there is an increased emphasis on residential properties, but many large companies still enjoy the benefits that Acton provides.
"Acton High Street" by Alan Murray-Rust is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Acton boasts many train stations including Acton Town tube station, North Acton tube station and East Acton tube station. Mainline locations include South Acton railway station and Acton Main Line railway station, providing easy and regular access to the London transport network.
Liverpool Street: 46 minutes
Waterloo: 36 minutes
Euston: 37 minutes
Acton’s multicultural reputation results in a range of diverse restaurants available for both casual eating and fine dining. Esarn Kheaw (314 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ) is a family-run Thai restaurant with a menu that includes many regional specialties. The service is second-to-none. L’Oriental (94 Churchfield Road, London, W3 6BS) will appeal to Lebanese lovers, and offers up a wonderful wine selection to complement a superb menu.
Acton has a variety of pubs on offer – due to its multicultural reputation and makeup there are a number of drinking establishments with international flavours. Australian pubs have become very popular with backpackers and there are a growing number of Polish pubs to serve the local community. Those looking to eat out will also find high-class European gastropubs available all day. Club goers should check out Tune Inn (48 High Street, Acton, London, W3 7LG), a happening bar/nightclub that offers regular themed nights.
A beautiful example of 18th century architecture, Chiswick House was designed to emulate the opulence and style of ancient Rome. The Italianate gardens are worth a visit, as is the elegant Blue Room, complete with gilded decorations and detailed ceiling drawings.
North Acton Park
Situated just along with Acton High Street, the park is a lush green area perfect for weekend relaxing or evening walks. The area is also home to recreational facilities including tennis courts, basketball courts and children’s playgrounds.