We all want to live somewhere pleasant. We want to be in a place we can relax and feel comfortable. It can take a long time to find this but the answer is here because Acton has been voted the nicest area in London by the public and if that doesn’t convince you, maybe learning more about the district will.
Acton is in west London and is mostly a part of the Borough of Ealing with some of it within the Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and the Borough of Hounslow. It is to the west of Charing Cross and is comprised of the wards East action, Acton Central, South Acton, and Southfield. Its postcode districts are W3, W4 and NW10.
The name of the area derives from the Angle-Saxon meaning Oak farm. Springs found in the 17th century resulted in Acton becoming a popular spa and laundry area, earning it the nickname “Soapsuds Island.” When the last laundry was closed it became a block of flats. Acton became an urban district in 1865, and merged with the boroughs of Ealing and Southall in 1921. After Coventry, Acton was the largest industry for the World War 2, and was damaged during the Blitz. Tens of thousands of people worked in manufacturing here, though much of this has died down and it has become a residential area.
The South Acton housing estate is the largest of its kind in London with about 2,000 homes with roughly 5,800 inhabitants. This part of the town is being redeveloped to allow for more and improved homes. After the conclusion of the Second World War many Polish immigrants moved here, and since then people from Australia, South Africa, Japan, Somalia and Ireland have started communities in Acton.
There are many distinct pubs you’re sure to find a local that best suits you. The diversity of its inhabitants means that there’s a large amount of international cuisine available. A market is held for several days every week on Acton High Street which has a wide variety of stalls. The local swimming baths and library stand as fine examples of Victorian architecture and Acton Park has many facilities for sports and leisure. There are many railways stations here so it is easy to travel all over London for Acton residents.
Acton is regular featured in popular culture with it being the filming location for many television shows including Only Fools & Horses, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Minder, The Sweeney and The Bill, as well as Hollywood movies such as Aliens and Batman. Rock band The Who are all from Acton.
So what do you have to do to make Acton your home?. After you’ve bought your new house there is a lot to take care of but if you want your move to be as nice as the area then let Man and Van help you. We are an expert removal firm who can provide you with the A team of experienced individuals who will be able to tackle everything. Call us now on 020 3743 9354 and we can pack your belongings with materials we provide and take care of the difficult task of removing large furniture from your home
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