Will you love Acton? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Acton is a town and area in west London, England, within the London Borough of Ealing. It is 6.1 miles (10 km) west of Charing Cross. “

What to do in the area of Acton

Acton is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Acton. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Acton. Also having a clear view of what is available in Acton and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

Some great things about Acton

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Acton has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Acton.


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Acton. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Acton

Pub name Name Address Description
Grand Junction Arms Acton Lane Harlesden NW10 7AD Large multi-roomed pub in predominantly industrial area. Large tiered garden leading down to the canal. Huts can be booked. The outside drinking area faces the Grand Union Canal (moorings available) and there is a area for live events. Middle bar is now layed out for dining. Good value food served with various theme nights.
Chamberlayne 83 Chamberlayne Road Kensal Rise NW10 3ND 28/03/23- open again with 2 cask beers and a selection of other beers such as Two Tribes Dream Pale Ale and Brooklyn Defender IPA
Island 123 College Road Kensal Rise NW10 5HA This place underwent a comprehensive re-vamp in 2006 and now operates over three floors, with an upstairs restaurant, bar menu downstairs, outside tables/terrace and a market on Sundays. Music nights Thursdays and Sundays. Converted from a grim, 1970s bunker of a pub: now much more welcoming. Refurbished again 2019 and under independent management.
Masons Arms 665 Harrow Road London NW10 5NU This pub was given a beautiful revamp. It has retained lots of the original features and the introduction of atmospheric lighting and chandeliers lend it a look of glamour. The staff are all very friendly.
William 786 Harrow Road London NW10 5JX The venue has been taken on by LOCI Pubs adding to the 3 they already run in North London. Per their website the place opens at 8am but we do not know from when alcohol may be served. The hours we show are taken from their website. The two unused cask beer pumps were serving a beer from Purity and a Seacider Black Cherry in January 2024.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in Acton would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in Acton and what company operates here.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Esso Express 355-363 Uxbridge Road, London 3 74
Morrisons King Street, London 4 3506
Mleczko Acton 193, 195 High Street, London 4.5 825
Sainsbury’s Local 61-63 Churchfield Road, London 4.3 40
Londis 10 Churchfield Road, London 4.3 44
Sainsbury’s Local 15-16 The Broadway, Gunnersbury Lane, London 2.9 48
Fibrisol Service Ltd 16 Colville Road, London 3.4 8
Sainsbury’s Local 437b Uxbridge Road, London 3 41
Bulgarian Food Shop Kasmetcheto 369 Uxbridge Road, London 4.3 436
Shadi Food Centre 241-245 High Street, London 5 33
Marrakech Supermarket London 140 Churchfield Road, London 4.1 10
Vilamoura Cafe & Shop 136-134 Churchfield Road, London 4.7 95
Lidl The Oaks Shopping Centre, High Street, London 4.1 856
Poundland Unit 4C, The Oaks Shopping Centre, London 4.1 87
Iceland Supermarket Acton unit 9, The Oaks Shopping Centre, London 4.3 289
Hakikat Food Centre 102-104 High Street, London 4.2 165
Middle East Food Market London 383 Uxbridge Road, London 4 91
Budgens 1-2, Central Parade, Gunnersbury Lane, London 5 1
Sainsbury’s Local 142 Bollo Bridge Road, London 3.7 59
Horn lane DRB supermarket 160 Horn Lane, London 4.8 4

Restaurants in the area

Acton is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Acton.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Windmill 50 High Street, London 4.3 435
The Kings Head Hotel 214 High Street, London 4.3 378
Karaam Lebanese Catering Grosvenor Parade, 5, London 4.3 70
Subway 180 High Street, London 4.3 150
Amigos Burgers & Shakes-Acton 253 High Street, London 4.3 1121
Anokha 15 Churchfield Road, London 4.3 220
Pizza Bella Spot 7 Horn Lane, London 4.3 27
Nando’s Ealing Common 1-2 Station Buildings, Uxbridge Rd Ealing, Greater, London 4.3 752
KFC Acton – High Street 152 High Street, London 4.3 121
Tops Pizza 174 High Street, London 4.3 148
Taj 122 Churchfield Road, London 4.3 166
Sam’s Chicken Acton 153a High Street, London 4.3 264
Burger Boy Ldn 367 Uxbridge Road, London 4.3 282
Umut 2015 Bbq Turkish Restaurant 4 The Broadway, Gunnersbury Lane, London 4.3 N/A
Fragola Cafe and Bar 54 High Street, London 4.3 126
Hadrians Italian Cuisine Acton 43 Churchfield Road, London 4.3 149
Chicken Grilly No8, Central Parade, Gunnersbury Lane, London 4.3 105
Al Diyar Restaurant & Lounge 19-21 High Street, London 4.3 186
Acton Charcoal Grill 13 High Street, London 4.3 247
A TO Z RESTAURANT 150 Horn Lane, London 4.3 N/A

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Acton

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Acton easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Acton below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
London Transport Museum Depot 118-120 Museum Way, Gunnersbury Lane, London 4.8 312

What type of green space is there in Acton?

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Acton in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

The things you might need in Acton

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Acton name before moving in the neighbourhood.

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Acton

Acton has 4 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
SoltarMedical 117 Crown Street, London N/A N/A
ArtMedica -Klinika medycyny estetycznej. 36 Crown Street, London 5 17
The Passmore-Edwards Cottage Hospital United Kingdom N/A N/A
Acton Town Medical Centre 122 Gunnersbury Lane, London 2.1 60

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Acton

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Acton entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Acton Central Churchfield Road, London 4.2 46
Acton Town Gunnersbury Lane, London 3.7 192
Ealing Common Station Underground Ltd, Uxbridge Road, London 4 79

Post offices in and around the area of Acton

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Postbox London 0 0
Ealing Common Post Office 2, Grosvenor Parade, Uxbridge Road, London 2.6 56
Postbox 231 Bollo Lane, London 5 2
Poczta 229 Bollo Lane, London 0 0

In Acton, what schools are nearby?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Acton

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ealing City Learning Centre Gunnersbury Lane, London N/A N/A
Ark Acton Academy Gunnersbury Lane, London 2.8 68
Twyford Church of England High School Twyford Crescent, London 4.1 26
Busy Bees at Ealing Common Crusader Hall, Woodgrange Avenue, London 4.4 7
The Japanese School Ltd 87 Creffield Road, London 4.3 21
Sunlight Community Nursery 5-11 Hanbury Road, London N/A N/A
Blooming Tree ABA Primary School Swarn House, 296 High Street, London 3.5 13
Acton Day Nursery & Pre-school 294 High Street, London 5 3
VD Nurseries & Pre-schools 294 High Street, London 3 4
Sybil Elgar Post-16 Education Woodlands Building, Acton & West London College, Mill Hill Road, London N/A N/A
早稲田アカデミー ロンドン校 UNIT 4, Acton Hill Mews, 310-328 Uxbridge Road, London N/A N/A
VERITAS ACADEMY 318B Uxbridge Road, London N/A N/A
ADVANCE TUITION ACTON – LONDON W3 Everyone Active, Acton Centre, High Street, London 3.7 10
Maths, English, Science Tuition – W3 – AAC Tuition Acton Central School, English, Maths and Science Tuition. Age Group 4-16, High Street, London 5 1
Maria Montessori Nursery School St Martins Church Hall, Hale Gardens, London 4.7 30
DRUM LESSONS West London Music Tutors 1 Melville Villas Road, London N/A N/A
DRUM LESSONS West London Music Tutors 332 Acton Lane, London N/A N/A
Mini Miners Nursery School Bollo Bridge Road, London 5 3
Hall Kyle 3A East Churchfield Road, London N/A N/A
DRUM LESSONS West London Music Tutors 42 Goldsmith Avenue, London N/A N/A

Other nearby areas

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Acton, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Grove Park See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Northfields See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
West Ealing See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Ealing See the guide here
West Acton See the guide here
Old Oak Common See the guide here
Park Royal See the guide here
Grove Park See the guide here
Chiswick See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Gunnersbury See the guide here
Northfields See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
West Ealing See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Ealing See the guide here
West Acton See the guide here
Old Oak Common See the guide here
Park Royal See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
NW10 See our property price guide for NW10
W3 See our property price guide for W3

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