Acton

Traditionally, neighbours Chiswick and Ealing dominated the spotlight when it came to West London. But thanks to a burgeoning property scene, plentiful parks and stellar transport links, Acton is finally stepping out of the shadows. Where are the best places to live in Acton? Find out the best places to rent in Acton or buy in the area through our helpful guide. 

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Best places to live in Acton

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Where is Acton?

It sits within the borough of Ealing in sophisticated West London, close to the glamorous neighbourhoods of Chiswick and Kew.

What’s Acton like?

Full of green spaces, for one. Acton Park has tennis courts, a bowling green and a minigolf course known as Putt in The Park. Gunnersbury Park boasts 20 football pitches, 15 tennis courts and a cricket area. In addition, Wormwood Scrubs has a pony club, a sports stadium and a handful of nature reserves. All offer cafés and play areas for little ones, too.

The High Street is the lifeblood of the area. Expect the usual contenders (such as McDonalds and Morrison’s) along with more interesting independent butchers, delis and wine bars. There’s a great selection of listed pubs here, too. Local favourites include The George & Dragon (regular live music) and the Belvedere (big screen for sports).

Acton Market is a local institution. It’s based on Crown Street Fridays through Sundays, and its long-term vendors sell fresh fruit and veg, street food and antiques.

 

Getting to and from Acton

The area literally has a different station for every day of the week. East, North and West Acton are Underground stations served by the Central line, and you can catch District and Piccadilly line tubes from Acton Town. Acton Central and South Acton are on the Overground, while Acton Main Line offers National Rail services – and pretty soon, Crossrail. In other words, you couldn’t be better connected.

Where are the best places to live in Acton?

Acton’s property scene encompasses tree-lined avenues of Victorian and Edwardian properties, brand new apartment buildings and converted warehouses (the area was once an industrial hub for the motor industry).

One of the best places to live in Acton, according to reviewers on HomeViews is Tech West Lofts, a warehouse conversion of 48 stylish homes by De Vere Partners. Another Cinderella story is Field Day Developments’ Long Island Lofts – a beautifully converted Art Deco building near Acton Park.

“I’ve been living here for 3 years, and I really love it. It’s a great building and overall everything is perfect for me. I live here on my own and the whole apartment is incredibly spacious. Every room is amazing and big enough for me! The caretakers within the building are really nice and helpful, they’re understanding too, all really great.” – Ijeoma, verified resident at Tech West Lofts

“The quality is top notch, almost faultless. 2 very big bedrooms and open plan kitchen and living room. I even have an en-suite, so sweet! A pipe burst at one point so couldn’t shower for a day but it was fixed quickly, that’s my only complaint about this amazing apartment!” – Amelia, resident at Long Island Lofts

 

Acton new build flats

Homes in the area with onsite amenities

If you’re looking for more neighbours and onsite facilities to buy or rent in Acton, check out Acton Gardens, a joint venture from Countryside and L&Q. There are 3,400 new homes here and, impressively, every single one comes with its own balcony or terrace.

Another one of the best places to live in Acton, is Berkeley Homes’ West 3 London Apartments, which has 900 units and is neighboured by Acton Park.

“Nice flat in London in a nice area with a park view that you can come back to and chill. Public transport is good and there have been some new public amenities promised – like a coffee shop – which would really benefit the area, somewhere to hang out in before or after taking the kids to the park.” – Monika, verified resident at Acton Gardens

Prospective buyers and those looking to rent in Acton, can look forward to onsite parking and apartments in close proximity to four tube stations with Bellway’s Acton Square.

“The building management is good and efficient. The apartments are good value for money. The area has a nice feel to it. There are lots of shops nearby that shut late which is very convenient for me. The buildings are all modern and up to date.” – Anon, verified resident at Acton Square

Read more from residents by clicking on the developments below. Considering nearby areas? Check out our guides to living in Chiswick and Ealing.

Reviews in Acton

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East Acton- best place for medium social class people

Review Date May 2021

Living in East acton area is wonderful.

First of all you have a wide range of supermercats nearby: Tesco Metro and Iceland. A bit down to Hammersmith direction you can find a Co op, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
Pubs and restaurants: a few with an average reputation
Open spaces: Acton Park

You have East Acton Station (central line). 24/7 fridays and saturdays pre-covid. High frecuencies during the working days.
Wide range of buses, some of them working during the night and connect you to central, Hammersmith and Sheperd’s bush areas.
Moreover, there is a lot of parking availability. Unfortunately, a bit of noise in Old Oak road.

No anti-social behaviour to report.

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Well most of the houses are old ones, but I have to say that are refurbished.
Do not expect a fancy house here, but do not be afraid as there are not too bad.

The design is old fashioned London type. Facilities are normal ones, with the exception that if your landlord do not pay the council you won’t know where to through away your rubbish 🙂

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

I wished to know the neighbours. I do not think that is normal to make refurbishment on sundays at 8am.

What is the best feature of your home:

Nice house but small. The best feature is the privacy

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Review Date Apr 2021

Excellent location with very good amenities. Churchfield road is one of the best streets in Acton.
Can sometimes be noisy at night with close proximity to the high street and with busy shops below.

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Layout of the flat is very good and spacious. The design of the balcony lends itself to pigeons constantly festering however. It is also surprising that there is very limited recycling available in the bin area. Cardboard is the only material, no glass or plastic.
Contracts are limited to 12 months and the rent seems to increase every year which is also irritating.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

It would’ve been useful to be given more information on the heating, hot water, smart meter systems which are in place. This had to be worked out for ourselves and wasn’t very easy.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Showers are limited to a maximum temperature which isn’t hot, only warm.
I would also change the blinds as they do virtually nothing to block out the sun with an east facing, full height windows.

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Thank you so much for your honest review. We really appreciate you taking some time to share your experience with us.
We would like to know more and help to put things right.
Please contact us at lqdirect@lqgroup.org.uk (with Homeviews in the subject line) and a dedicated agent will do their best to help resolve any concerns.
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Nice, a little pricy but overall good.

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Review Date Apr 2021

The location is all right, maybe too close to the main road which is polluted.
It`s nice that we are very close to tube station, Acton Town, where we have both Piccadilly and District Line.

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The building is nice, the furniture and the bathrooms are good quality. The building is quiet so we don`t really hear our neighbors.
The property management is slow and hard to reach. However when you get in contact with them they are professional and always send professionals to help.

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I wish I knew that the street pollution might affect the air quality.
I don`t like the small bins.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of the home is the balcony and the big square footage.

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Thank you so much for your review.
We really appreciate you taking some time to share your experience with us.
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It’s okay living here if you don’t have issues

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Review Date Apr 2021

Living is normal, lack of shops and social centres. The lack of parking is also a problem.

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Property management needs more staffing support and ownership in actions – answers are slow.
Communal areas management is very poor – lack of staff and lack of appropriate action when I keep raising issues related with pests in the garden and rats.

The contractual aspects are very rigid – it is my 3rd year in the development and yet there are annual contracts with 6 month break clauses.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

That LQ is rigid and has poor customer service

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

That the contracts will be rigid for long term tenants like me. That you will need to be patient to get responses from property manager as they take a lot of time and through the phone they’re impossible to reach. That the communal areas such as gardens are not looked after in terms of pests.

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Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback.
We’re sorry to hear your experience hasn’t been wholly positive. We appreciate your comments regarding response timeframes.
Please contact us at lqdirect@lqgroup.org.uk (with Homeviews in the subject line) and a dedicated agent will do their best to help resolve any concerns.
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