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Acton area guide 2018
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Acton area guide

Discover all the best things to do in acton, plus the best restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels in the area

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Acton is close to a number of luscious green spaces, which is handy because Acton folk love a good park. Nearby Gunnersbury Park is gorgeous and houses a museum which was the one-time residence of the Rothschild family, while Chiswick and its Thames-side walks are close by. But if you want to keep it super-local, head to Acton Park and then on to Acton Market (Crown Street), which is on every Friday to Sunday, where you can pick up fresh bread, local art and some proper fruit and veg.

If all the green space and walking leaves you feeling peckish, you’ll find English Butchers (manned by an Aussie called Tim) up Churchfield Road. And if you don't fancy cooking, Acton and its surrouding areas have a bountiful selection of restaurants to visit. Finish things off with a drink in one of the area's gastropubs or bars, or head to Park + Bridge, an awesome little wine shop — there’s a wine bar next door, too. 

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Things to do in Acton

Oxygen Freejumping

Oxygen Freejumping

This trampoline park in West Acton boasts 150 interconnected trampolines and obstacle courses.

Restaurants in and near Acton

Atariya

Atariya

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Just a few paces from Ealing Common station, this unassuming restaurant has a strong reputation for high-quality old-school sushi. The functional room is...

Michael Nadra Chiswick

Michael Nadra Chiswick

  • 4 out of 5 stars

It’s hard to know why this Chiswick high-flyer, a hop and a skip from the chi-chi shops of Turnham Green Terrace, isn’t better known. The food, cooked by Craig...

Hedone

Hedone

  • 4 out of 5 stars

It may seem nothing more than a pleasant neighbourhood eaterie on a suburban high street, but the first restaurant from former solicitor and food blogger...

North China

North China

There certainly seems to be plenty of longevity to this Chinese restaurant on Uxbridge Road - it's been going for nearly 40 years. Throughout that time it's...

Pubs in and near Acton

Duke of Sussex

Duke of Sussex

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Overlooking Acton Green and with a substantial beer garden, this handsome boozer also offers Spanish cuisine.

City Barge

City Barge

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

This riverside pub's best feature is the row of tables overlooking the Kew Rail Bridge, Oliver’s Island and the trees of Kew.

 

Swan

Swan

  • 4 out of 5 stars

While pub-like the Swan is also rated for its food, which, while Italian heavy, traverses most of Europe. 

Bars in and near Acton

Vindinista!

Vindinista!

This Acton wine bar might be a little too tucked away for some but it looks like it could be one worth hunting out. Most of the intrigue comes from a wine...

The Aeronaut

The Aeronaut

Quirksome brewpub with a circus-style garden and an in-house troupe of cabaret performers

Albertine

Albertine

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

‘EastEnders’ fans: you know Albert Square? Well, it’s named after this Shepherd’s Bush wine bar. Set just down the road from the old BBC Television Centre, the...

Jin at Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

Jin at Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

  • price 1 of 4

An all-day bar located within Shepherd's Bush four-star, eight-storey Dorsett Hotel. The elongated lounge, known as the Golden Atrium, is surrounded by the...

Hotels near Acton

Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

Dorsett Shepherd's Bush

Dorsett's four-star, eight storey hotel in west London that has facilities to suit guests of the hotel and day visitors alike. There are two restaurants onsite...

Acton Hill Hotel

Acton Hill Hotel

In a convenient west London location, Acton Hill Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Acton Town and Ealing Common Tube Stations. Near an array of...

London Star Hotel

London Star Hotel

The modern London Star Hotel is a 2-minute walk from Acton town centre and offers an airport shuttle service on request. Free Internet and tea and coffee are...

Clayton Hotel Chiswick

Clayton Hotel Chiswick

This newly refurbished 4-star hotel is on the popular Chiswick High Road, which offers boutique shops, restaurants and vibrant bars. The Clayton Hotel Chiswick...

The perfect weekend in Acton

Eat: Cake Me Baby

Eat: Cake Me Baby

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Visit for top-quality French and American bakes that could rival Willy Wonka in the invention department. 

Shop: Harrison's Deli

Shop: Harrison's Deli

Pick up all the supplies you need for the weekend from cheeses, cured meats and a bottle of wine to polish it all off with. 

Discover: Park + Bridge

Discover: Park + Bridge

An independent wine shop that, rather handily, also has a wine bar next door if the walk home is just too much.

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