Local area guide

Living in Acton

Thinking about moving to Acton? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Acton

Why Acton is a good place to live

Living in Acton offers both charm and convenience. Known for its range of architectural styles, from quaint Victorian villas to sleek modern developments, Acton caters to diverse tastes. In addition to its beautiful housing, the area boasts green spaces like Acton Park and Gunnersbury Park where residents unwind and enjoy outdoor activities. Also, Acton is a foodie haven, with wide-ranging international cuisine options. But what sets Acton apart is its unrivalled connectivity. With seven railway stations and easy accessibility to London and Heathrow Airport, commuting couldn't be easier, ensuring the residents enjoy the best of suburban and city life.

What's Acton famous for?

Acton has some unique claims to fame. It's steeped in history, particularly in the automotive and food industries. The area has a distinctive historical significance, once serving as a summer residence for the gentry. Beyond its industrial past and historical roots, Acton is home to Poet’s Corner, an area known for its beautiful Victorian houses. Finally, Acton was the birthplace of UK's first Waitrose store, contributing to its celebrated culinary scene.

Things to do in Acton

Acton presents a variety of activities to suit different interests. Nature lovers can explore Acton Park or Gunnersbury Park, taking advantage of their tranquil ambiance for relaxation or leisure activities. Those with a need for speed can enjoy indoor go-karting at TeamSport, while putters will appreciate the mini-golf at Putt in the Park. Art enthusiasts will find joy in the community and art projects hosted at Apple Art Block, and everyone can learn something new at the various educational events at Gunnersbury Park. For food lovers, Acton offers ample dining options showcasing both local favorites and international gourmet profiles.

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Properties currently for sale in Acton

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Transport in Acton

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Local connections

Acton Central
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Acton Town
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
South Acton
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Acton Main Line
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Ealing Common
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
West Acton
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in Acton

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Acton.

Education in Acton

Ark Soane Academy
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Blooming Tree Pre Prep School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Twyford Church of England High School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Derwentwater Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Greek Primary School of London
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Acton

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  • George & Dragon

    London W3

    The George & Dragon is bringing delicious craft beer to West London.We offer a wide, ever-changing selection of craft beer, real ales and ciders from some of the best breweries and cider mills, as well as some regular house favourites.

  • Aeronaut

    London W3

    Pushing the boundaries of possibility doesn't stop at the Aeronaut’s eclectic design and entertainment. We have now added more, lots more... Virtual Reality is a permanent feature, our Shows have been pimped, La La Bar are in the house, we even added a ph

  • Mendes Sheepwalk

    London W3

    Formerly known as The Sheep Walk Tavern, we have undergone extensive refurbishment to create the ambience of an authentic Mediterranean Portuguese restaurant.

  • Stag

    London W4

    Built in 1868, it reverted to its original name in 2003 after a spell as O’Reillys.

  • Union

    London W4

    Welcome to Union Bar Chiswick – where vibrant atmosphere, exceptional drinks, and unforgettable moments converge to create a one-of-a-kind experience.