3 star modern hotel
51-53 Steyne Road, Acton, Acton, W3 9NUShow on map
The Blue Star Hotel is an 18 room, modern 3 star hotel which is located in Acton, West London. The closest tube station to the Blue Star Hotel is Acton Town which is less than a 15 minute walk from the venue.... Read More »
150 Horn Lane, Acton, W3 6PGShow on map
The A to Z Hotel is a 25 room, budget friendly 3 star hotel which is located in Acton, West London. The closest tube station to the A to Z Hotel is West Acton. The nearest rail station to the A to Z Hotel is... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
Ealing Common, Ealing, W5 3HNShow on map
"Comfortable rooms with delightful views and plenty of convenient amenities" The DoubleTree by Hilton London Ealing ( was the Ramada London Ealing) is in a quiet West London suburb with views of Ealing Common.... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
51 Grange Park, Ealing, W5 3PRShow on map
“A friendly and clean bed and breakfast in Ealing”The Abbey Lodge Hotel is a 17 room, 2 star bed and breakfast that is situated in Ealing, West London. The closest tube station to the Abbey Lodge... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
626 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, W4 5RYShow on map
"Enjoy cafe culture in leafy Chiswick by the Thames while staying at a chic, modern hotel" Four-star Chiswick Moran Hotel is in the leafy riverside neighbourhood of Chiswick, West London. Nestled in a... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
3 star classic hotel
Victoria Road, North Acton, Park Royal, W3 6UPShow on map
The Holiday Inn Express Park Royal is in the North Acton district of northwest London. Set in a bland five-storey building which looks as if it was built from a kit, this modern hotel offers budget... Read More »
104 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, W4 1QNShow on map
The Chiswick Lodge Hotel, which offers budget accommodation, is in the West London suburb of Chiswick, some five miles from central London. This property is set above a parade of shops on a busy road, with the... Read More »
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Acton, named after an 'oak farm' in old English, is a very multi-cultural district in the Borough of Ealing, south west London. It was known in the 17th century for its proliferation of laundries, which earnt the area the nickname 'soap-suds island', and it is now largely defined by its 'melting-pot' community, which is a result of Polish immigrants since the Second World War, more recent Australian and South African immigrants, Japanese immigrants attracted by Acton's Japanese school, a Somali community and a recent increase in Irish immigrants due to the recession.
As it is located further out along the District tube line, past Hammersmith and in between Ealing and Richmond, house prices tend to be cheaper and the area is less gentrified than the surrounding areas, so many students choose to stay here and the area has a laid back vibe.
Acton is admittedly much quieter than the centre of London and Ealing and less well heeled than areas such as Kew or Richmond, but it is a cheaper place to stay, with a mix of low-cost, tourist-class hotels, chain hotels and some very quaint boutique and home stay hotels nearby.
Acton itself doesn't have many sights or attractions, but it has impressive transport links, servicing the Piccadilly and District lines, which means the you have a direct link to Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly line, which will take you there in about 20 minutes and direct links to central London locations, including Victoria Station, where the Gatwick Express Train terminates, so whilst you may not plan a visit to Acton for its local charms, it is a vibrant, interesting base which provides ease of travel in and out of the city.
Due to the diverse community in Acton, the local area has a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants, catering for all tastes, spanning Lebanese, Portuguese, Chinese and Spanish style bars, Japanese restaurants such as Akira, Indian restaurants such as Anokha and Mediterranean, Turkish and Thai dining options.
The area also has plenty of traditional English pubs, such as St George and the Dragon and The Rocket pub hosts’ comedy nights featuring local comedians. Acton also has a lively market, offering takeaway food of all varieties as well as clothes, books and fruit and vegetables.
Acton enjoys a location in between many green spaces and the area is mostly residential, but leafier than Hammersmith and Earls Court further in to London. North Acton Park and The Green are in the immediate vicinity with children's playgrounds, tennis courts, an art block, a basketball and football court and views of the Wembley Stadium Arch to the north and nearby lies Gunnersbury Park and Chiswick House and surrounds.
The House is easy to reach from Acton and is a stunning example of 18th century architecture, with very ornate furnishings. Acton is also just a short walk away from Ealing Common and the shops, bars and open-air concerts of nearby Ealing, and Wimbledon, famed for its tennis, can easily be reached from the area.