1. The shops
We like The Village Stores (not your average Village Stores) for gifts and decorations, like these paper fans, the English Butcher for fresh, local meat. And The Antiques shop for lots of lovely bits which you probably don't need, but will instantly love.
2. Cheese and Wine
And champage and olives. And craft ales and chorizo.... We could go on but instead we are going to urge you to check out Park and Bridge for yourself.
3. Famous Friends
Acton has a great musical history, it's where M.I.A grew up and The Who went to school. It was also home to Richard Titmuss, a pioneering British social researcher who went on to become one of the architects of the NHS. A blue plaque can be found where he once lived at 32 Twyford Avenue.
With 7 stations in Acton across zones 2 and 3, it's possible to hop into town in as little as 20 minutes on the central line. And for a weekend escape, the Chilterns AONB is less than an hours drive away. Ideal.
5. Pastries and Coffee
Ideally freshly baked, from Laveli Bakery. Yum.
6. Film History
With it's beautiful tree-lined streets and stunning Victorian architecture, it's no wonder that Acton is often used as the location for many films, including this hooter from Monty Python, which was filmed on Churchfield Road.
Proper pub grub, traditional ales and live music down at The Rocket.
8. The Market
Head down to Acton Town Centre on Saturday mornings for the weekly farmers market, or on Sunday mornings for the handicrafts market. And the rest of the week there's a great selection of fresh fruit and veg on sale, every day.
Thank you to Garden Flowers for the lovely roses currently sat in our Churchfied property.
If all this talk of Acton has got you inspired, head over to our available properties page where we have 3 stunning properties to buy off-plan.