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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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 restaurants and shops on the Uxbridge Road, it offers a garden and terrace, multilingual staff, and free parking and Wi-Fi.Each room at Acton Hill Hotel features en suite bathroom facilities with shower and complementary toiletries. There is also a TV with Freeview channels, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities.You will find Chinese, French, Thai and numerous other restaurants within a 5-minute walk, along with supermarkets, world food stores and cafés.You can travel directly from Heathrow Airport to Acton Town on the London Underground, with a journey time of just over 30 minutes. It’s little more than 20 minutes from Acton to the centre of the capital, with direct links to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.
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 all available in the rooms.Heathrow Airport and the M4 motorway are less than a 20-minute drive away. Wembley Stadium is just over 4 miles away. Acton Town London Underground station is under 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel and provides access to the Piccadilly and District lines.All rooms feature dark wood furnishings and have private bathrooms with free toiletries.
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 is less than 1.5 miles from Kew Gardens and 0.2 miles from Gunnersbury Tube Station and the M4 motorway.The hotel offers modern air-conditioned luxury rooms, a stylish bar and restaurant, meeting facilities and a gym. Guest rooms include a flat-screen TV, work desk, safe and small lounge area with a choice of magazines. Bathrooms all have a bath with shower or walk-in shower, toiletries and a turbo hairdryer.The retro-style bar offers signature cocktails and bar food in a relaxed setting. Modern British food made with fresh seasonal ingredients is served in the Napa Restaurant.Clayton Hotel Chiswick offers free Wi-Fi in rooms and in public areas, 24-hour room service and a fitness room with modern cardio equipment. The Thames path is 0.5 miles away and is popular for jogging and walking. Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby is 11 minutes' drive away.
The perfect weekend in Acton
A two-floor restaurant and bar on New Cavendish Street, with a modern-European food menu alongside a global wine list, signature cocktails, an array of premium spirits and a selection of cigars to be enjoyed on the terrace seating at the venue's front. The kitchen is headed up by Douglas Santi, who has put together a menu featuring dishes such as scallops, lardo di colonnata, smoked baby leek and truffled mashed potato, beef carpaccio, pantelleria capers, Melba toast, various plates of ceviche, and meats cooked in a Josper oven. There are seasonal menus, too, as well as snacks.
Venue says: “Knock on the door, its seems like happiness is dancing on the wooden floor. Join the atmosphere of our place, we have a lot to share.”