London Area Guides
Acton Area Guide
Our area guide to Acton gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include W3
Property Types & Architecture
A great range of different architectural styles can be found in Acton including Victorian and Edwardian terraced houses and flat conversions, ex-local authority homes and modern developments. North and West Acton are mainly residential areas with leafy streets and a distinctly Tudor feel to some of the timbered houses and flats in the West.
Shopping & Entertainment
The Acton community is diverse and multi-cultural leading to a rich choice of places to eat and things to do. Acton has a mid summer community Carnival with music, dance, arts, food and stalls and the recently refurbished 'Mount' on Acton High Street hosts a Market at the weekends with stalls selling arts, crafts, jewellery, cards and clothes, and farmer's market stalls selling fresh produce. The library, swimming baths, and Town Hall in Acton are all examples of tall Victorian municipal buildings that can be found along the High Street.
Parks & Commons
Two great parks open to the public in Acton include: Gunnersbury Park, the largest in the area and located south of Acton Town tube. This vast space houses a pitch n' putt, a museum, a pond and often plays host to sporting events. Winner of a Green Flag award, Acton Park features bowls facilities, a children’s play area, tennis courts, a basket/football court, a pond and an art block. There is also a cafe next to the bowling green.
Who lives here?
Acton is popular with young professionals looking for great value properties to rent or buy as well as students studying at nearby universities, in particular Imperial College London. It is a popular place to live largely thanks to an extremely strong community spirit and excellent transport links.
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Schools in Acton & Exam Results
Schools in Acton fall under the Ealing Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Acton by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Acton
Acton Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Acton area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Acton Local Authorities
Acton is represented by Ealing Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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