If you live in an Acton property, you are spoilt for travel choices. The public transport network is very strong, with Acton Town Tube, South Acton Overground, Acton Central Overground, Acton Mainline, West Acton Tube, North Acton Tube and East Acton Tube stations in the area. The local road network is equally impressive, with the North Circular on the doorstep.
This means properties for sale in Acton are snapped up by people who commute and like to explore the capital. Here’s Orchards of London’s top five places located within 20 minutes of Acton.
Head to South Acton station to pick up the London Overground and travel the short 12 minute journey to Richmond. Once there, you can catch a play in one of four venues:
All are located within a short walk of the station.
Undeniably the most grand corner shop on the planet, Harrods is a mere 16 minutes by public transport from Acton. Depart from Acton Town Tube station and ride the Piccadilly line to Knightsbridge - don’t forget to use the Brompton Road exit. Once inside, you’ll find designer labels jostling for attention, an intoxicating beauty department, a bountiful food hall and the famous doormen to greet you.
3. Gunnersbury Park
Base yourself pretty much anywhere in Acton and you’ll be within a 20 minute walk or cycle of Gunnersbury Park. The park was the summer retreat of King George II’s daughter Amelia, and it recently took a step closer to its glorious past, when restoration started thanks to a £500,000 grant from Historic England. Currently the park hosts a 5K park run every Saturday at 9am.
4. West Middlesex Golf Course
Grab your clubs, hop into the car and head for the West Middlesex Golf Course in Southall. The journey by car is 15 minutes in free flowing traffic, using the A4020. The facility was established in 1891 and offers one of the most challenging courses in West London, along with a fantastic clubhouse, golf shop and in-house pro coach.
5. Bond Street
One of the finest retail destinations is easily accessible from Acton in less than 20 minutes. Travel from East Acton Tube station and disembark 16 minutes later at Bond Street via the Central line. Why not make your visit extra special by booking a custom-made luxury shopping tour via the Bond Street Association?
If you’d like to know more about living in Acton, including information about the different transport links and the latest properties for sale in W3, contact Orchards of London Acton office today.
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