Acton is a big more run down and out of the way but has its own small high street with a few shops By 1869, Acton had businesses that included woodworking mills, tanneries, glove makers and carriage works. ©2020 Kirsty Henderson, great transportation links to west and central London, plenty of places to 'slum it' if you want to make your rent even cheaper, easy to get to Heathrow by tube or £20 by minicab, full of Aussies and Kiwis so not exactly a true London experience (whatever that is), limited options for going out after the pubs close. Fulham Gritty, cheap and international with loads of character. A lively, edgy, multicultural area in West London. , A number of subsequent owners operated the tannery business, but the Beardmore family who purchased it in 1865 and ran it for over 50 years. The High Street has the usual McDonald's, KFC and dodgy fried chicken place but there are Willesden Green North and West Acton are very residential areas with leafy streets. The business is famous for its commercial slogan that has been in use for decades, "It's worth the drive to Acton! Having three people to a room is not uncommon. Acton is located at the intersection of Highway 7 and Halton Regional Road 25. The town's location was chosen because of the good source of water power from the Black Creek, and the flour mill established at the beginning is still in operation today, although its source of power has changed. Putney The community also supports a wide variety of artistic endeavors, led by two long-running theater groups, Theater III and Open Door Theater, and creative spaces such as the interactive The Discovery Museums and West Acton’s Color*Full Art Studio. From 1842 until 1986, the town was a major centre for the tanning and leather goods industry. The best pub on the street for a few sneaky pints any night of the week is the George and Dragon but and Chiswick to the south. , From 1917 to 1931, Acton was also served by the Toronto Suburban Railway, which early on entered into a notable dispute over a crossing with a spur line of the Grand Trunk in the town, that went all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada for resolution.. Acton is packed with antipodeans and if you're a part of this group you'll probably Each year a fair comes through here are both part of the Silverlink overland route and Acton Main Line has trains that head to Paddington station Very nice area but expensive and the District line is crap. Edgy, gritty and artsy area close to central London. Great transport links but a bit dodgy at night. Brixton  Originally part of Esquesing Township, Acton's principal trade was in grain, lumber, cordwood, leather and hops.