How is life in Old Oak Common? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Old Oak Common is a semi-industrial area of London, between Harlesden and Acton. The area is traditionally known for its railway depots, particularly Old Oak Common TMD which has recently been decommissioned. Together with neighbouring Park Royal, the area is intended to become the UK’s largest regeneration scheme. “

In Old Oak Common, what are some things we love?

What makes the heart of Old Oak Common? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in Old Oak Common to help you decide to move in there.

Supermarkets in Old Oak Common

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Old Oak Common. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

Supermarket/Grocery store name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Tesco Express 158-164 Bishopsgate, London 3.3 219
Sainsbury’s Local 91 City Road, London 3.6 83
Tesco Express 1-23 City Road, London 4 58
Waitrose & Partners Cherry Tree Walk Centre, Whitecross Street, London 4.3 679
Marks and Spencer 70 Finsbury Pavement, Moorgate, London 4.2 1572
Tesco Express 24 Chiswell Street, London 2.6 70
Tesco Express 120 Old Broad Street, London 3.1 37
M&S Foodhall Bishopsgate Eastbourne Road 11, London 4.4 139
Tesco Express 131 Aldersgate Street, Barbican, London 2.9 68
Tesco Express 179 Shoreditch High Street, London 2.8 90
Planet Organic – Spitalfields Exchange Building, 132 Commercial Street, London 4.3 271
Sainsbury’s Local 159, 186 City Road, London 3.5 82
Tesco Express 14-16 Saint Martin’s Le Grand, London 3 51
Tesco Express 55 Central Street, London 2.7 58
M&S Simply Food 3A New Change, London 4.2 246
Tesco Express 142 Houndsditch, Aldgate, London 3.4 66
Tesco Express 116-118 Commercial Street, London 2.8 47
URBAN EDEN LIMITED 91 Paul Street, London 5 1
Co-op Food – Old Street 185 Old Street, London 4 188
Marks and Spencer 201 Old Street, London 4.3 91

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Old Oak Common

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in Old Oak Common 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

Are the restaurants in Old Oak Common any good?

Old Oak Common has a range of different places to eat. From Chinese, Indian or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and if you are a foodie you will surely find what you are looking for here.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Holiday Inn London – West 4 Portal Way, London 4.3 2010
Rose Indian Takeaway 196 Du Cane Road, London 4.3 78
King’s Kebab Unit 1-2, East Acton Arcade, Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 237
Chicken land Old Oak Common 88 Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 50
Domino’s Pizza – London – North Acton 192 Victoria Road, North Acton, London 4.3 257
Subway Portal Way, North Acton, London 4.3 181
Papa Johns Pizza Unit A, Lyra Court, Portal Way, London 4.3 232
Kish Express (East Acton) 17 Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 128
Kings Kitchen (Catering) Unit F09, Acton Business Centre, School Road, London 4.3 5
Al Enam Acton Business Centre, School Road, London 4.3 1375
McDonald’s 12 Leamington Park, London 4.3 3559
Savoy Fish Shop & Restaurant 100 Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 196
Magic Wok 94 Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 129
Yasmina Restaurant and Bakery 18 Western Avenue, London 4.3 415
Sunrise Cafe 77 Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 273
Pizza Go Go Acton 2A Western Avenue, London 4.3 104
Taiko Foods Ltd 34-40 Brunel Road, London 4.3 118
Italian pizzeria cafe. 59A Erconwald Street, London 4.3 224
Chicken Corner Du Cane Road, London 4.3 3
Guss گص 91 Old Oak Common Lane, London 4.3 44

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we love our local pubs. Old Oak Common has great ones to become your new regular spot. Consider these if visiting or moving to the area of Old Oak Common.

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.

Museums & Galleries in the region

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 Old Oak Common below.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Green space in the city of Old Oak Common

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Old Oak Common is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

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 amenities you might need in Old Oak Common

Below is a list of the places you may want to check out if the area of Old Oak Common. This can really help you out when you are moving to an area or neighbourhood.

In Old Oak Common, what schools are nearby?

Having a school near the place you live is a great feature of the property you are about to move in. Please find below a list of the schools within the area of Old Oak Common.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Acorn Pre-school 76 Braybrook Street, London N/A N/A
Blossom Patch Nursery The Fairway, London 4.6 5
The Garden Nursery London Network Church, 131 East Acton Lane, London 5 6
John Perryn Primary School Long Drive, London 4.9 8
Old Oak Primary School Mellitus Street, London 3 4
Aya 19 The Fairway, London N/A N/A
John Perryn Children’s Centre Long Drive, London N/A N/A
TCES North West London 85 Old Oak Common Lane, London N/A N/A
SChool School Road, London N/A N/A
School Airportroad In Beirut School Road, London N/A N/A
Twyford CofE School Twyford Crescent, London N/A N/A
Ark Conway Primary Academy 60 Hemlock Road, London 3.3 12
London Guzheng Studio East Acton Lane, London N/A N/A
Short Cut 3 Friary Road, London N/A N/A

The number of hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in Old Oak Common

Old Oak Common has 5 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
Westway Clinic 13a Westway, London N/A N/A
PCO Smart Braitrim House, 98 Victoria Road, London 2 23
Zone F (formerly known as the Renal building) London 5 2
Institute of Reproductive Developmental Biology Shepherd’s Bush, London 4.5 2
Vascular Laboratory Shepherd’s Bush, London N/A N/A

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Old Oak Common

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Old Oak Common to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
East Acton Underground Ltd, Erconwald Street, London 3.7 67
North Acton Victoria Road, London 3.8 115

Post offices in and around the area of Old Oak Common

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
East Acton Post Office 71 Old Oak Common Lane, London 3.7 133

How’s the local life around Old Oak Common

Old Oak Common 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 Old Oak Common. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Old Oak Common. Also having a clear view of what is available in Old Oak Common 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.

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If you are not completely sure that you want to move the area check out our other guides about cities in the nearby vicinity

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Turnham Green See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
Acton See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
West Acton See the guide here
Sarratt See the guide here
Northaw See the guide here
Park Royal See the guide here
Kensal Green See the guide here
Harlesden See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Tokyngton See the guide here
Willesden See the guide here
Turnham Green See the guide here
Shepherds Bush See the guide here
Acton See the guide here
White City See the guide here
East Acton See the guide here
Notting Hill See the guide here
West Acton See the guide here
Sarratt See the guide here
Northaw See the guide here
Park Royal See the guide here
Kensal Green See the guide here
Harlesden See the guide here
Stonebridge See the guide here
Tokyngton See the guide here
Willesden See the guide here

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