Acton is a part of the borough of Ealing and it stretches over an area covering Zone 2 and Zone 3. On the north it borders with scary Harlesden; on the west with Ealing; with Shepherd’s Bush to the east, and with Chiswick on its south border. The more residential parts for students living in Acton are mainly North and West Acton, with Acton High street is the main avenue in the area, with many shops, supermarkets and pubs along the street.
As there are many old and large houses located in North and West Acton areas, house sharing became a popular housing solution in Acton, and many of those houseshares are occupied by many young tenants, often students looking to lower their rent prices, so as a result, many houseshares turned into “party houses”. However, for tenants looking for a more quiet room to rent and have a less limited budget, there are also many houses with a more relaxed housemates attitude. Generally speaking, houses located in North and West Acton are usually bigger than houses in East Acton, and are more suitable for creating or joining a house share.
People in Acton
Many people from Australia, New Zealand and south Africa made Acton their home, joined by many with Polish residents lately, leading to the opening of many South African and Australian styled pubs and bars, and a mixture of hangout places, from simple to quite posh.
Transportation in Acton
As there are several underground tube lines in Acton, as well as a couple of national rail stations and many buses, it is very accessible to and from London by public transportation. Acton town is serviced by the Piccadilly and Distric Lines, East and West Acton are serviced by the Central line, South Acton and Acton Central are serviced by the Silverlink overland. There are also trains on Acton main line that connects to Paddington station within minutes. In addition, the 207 night bus route which passes into Oxford Circus connects Central London with Acton over nights, especially useful over the weekend after having a few drinks and looking for a hassle free ride home.