Living in Acton area information and guide

Acton area overview

Acton in West London has a fairly bland reputation being neither very fancy or very run down. The main attractions are the relatively affordable rents and the excellent transport connectivity. The area will have a Crossrail station (Acton Main Line) which will connect it to the City in under 15 minutes from 2017. the result is that there is significant levels of development going on with new housing popping up all the time. We expect Acton's reputation will improve dramatically over the next few years as young people priced out of central London flock there.

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Key statistics for
Acton W3

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Urban Cool
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, Japan, India
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Acton?

Acton contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • West Acton (W3 0)
  • North Acton (W3 6)
  • Bromyard Avenue (W3 7)
  • Acton Town (W3 8)
  • Acton Main Line (W3 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Acton

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Acton Main Line
First Great Western
Paddington (9 min)
Acton Central
Charing Cross (35 min)
West Acton
Oxford Circus (23 min)
North Acton
Oxford Circus (20 min)
Ealing Common
Leicester Square (27 min)
North Ealing
Leicester Square (29 min)
Acton Town
Leicester Square (24 min)
East Acton
Oxford Circus (18 min)
South Acton
Charing Cross (38 min)
Park Royal
Leicester Square (31 min)
Ealing Broadway
Embankment (37 min)
Ealing Broadway
First Great Western
Paddington (10 min)
Chiswick Park
Embankment (29 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

10% of non-UK born population


7% of non-UK born population


6% of non-UK born population

Type: Urban Cool

This area is dominated by successful city dwellers owning or renting expensive flats in trendy inner-urban locations.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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