About Acton

Nestled between Chiswick, Ealing and Shepherd’s Bush, Acton sits in the borough of Ealing. The mature oak trees that grow around the area, give Acton its name due to the Old English terminology “Oak Town” to which this suburb was once known as. The residential area is an ideal choice for families seeking a community feel with easy travel connections to the capital.


Our Dexters Estate Agents in Acton are local property experts who can help find you perfect home. Here are some helpful guides on everything you need to know about living in this popular neighbourhood:


Local Amenities

With plenty of open green spaces available, residents enjoy access to Acton Park, Gunnersbury Park and Ealing Common. One of the areas main attractions, Acton Park, has a variety of facilities for children including a playground. Take a stroll around the grounds on a Sunday afternoon and grab a coffee or a snack from the onsite cafe.

With a vibrant high street full of life, Acton has everything from trendy cafés and cosy pubs to quirky bars and restaurants of all cuisines. A three minute walk away, Acton Market is open Wednesday to Friday, offering all things food, fashion and homeware.



Acton is also home to a number of schools, providing education for children from nursery age to secondary. Some of the schools in the Acton area include;

Ark Priory Primary Academy 

West Acton Primary School

Acton Gardens Primary School

Twyford Church of England High School

The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls



Located in Zone 3, Acton has several tube and rail stations to choose from. Accessing central London has never been easier, Acton Town underground station offers both the Piccadilly and District line tube service. Acton Central London Overground services can take you to Richmond in just 13 minutes. Acton Mainline station to Paddington takes just seven minutes and with the Elizabeth line also available, Acton is a commuters delight.


Living in Acton

There is something for every taste in Acton. From Victorian villas and quaint cottages to high-rise towers and modern new build developments are all found in the area.

Contact your local experts at Dexters Acton Estate Agents who will be more than happy to help you find the perfect property.

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