Sandwiched between well-heeled Chiswick, Ealing and Shepherd’s Bush, this residential and laid-back district of West London is characterised by tree-lined streets of Victorian terrace homes, 1950s housing and exciting new builds that appeal to families, young couples, first-time buyers and buy-to-let investors.

Home to a buzzing high street filled with independent retail and well-known brands, Acton delivers a well-rounded residential experience. It also benefits from great local parks, weekend street markets and a lively social scene with craft beers and live music. In 2017 a state-of-the-art leisure centre and swimming pool opened on Acton High Street. Close by on the High Street, a brand new shopping mall, home to a Marks & Spencers Simply Food and other quality retail is under construction. The scheme is due for completion by the summer of 2019.


Acton is probably West London’s most up-and-coming suburb. It is currently experiencing a wave of inward investment and represents an exciting opportunity for buyers looking to get a foot on the property ladder. Major infrastructure projects like Crossrail are improving connectivity, while the regeneration of areas around the High Street is bringing an influx of new residents and business to the community.

Local Gunnersbury Park is nearing the end of an investment programme of almost £15m and will play host to the Love Box Festival in 2018.


The big transport story for West London is the arrival of Crossrail at Acton Main Line station in December 2019, boosting both accessibility and property values.