Acton

Local attractions in Acton

Gunnersbury Park
Recognised by English Heritage as one of the most important parks in the country. Jointly owned by Ealing and Hounslow Councils its facilities include ornamental gardens, golf course, tennis courts, football and cricket pitches. 

Gunnersbury Park Museum
This delightful Regency building became the first country residence of the famous Rothschild banking family in 1835. It's now a museum, which collects and displays the history of the whole of Ealing borough (also Hounslow) in a range of temporary exhibitions.

Acton Park
This is one of the borough's main parks. Facilities include tennis courts, bowling green and pavilion, multi-use games area and playground. 

Find out about other parks and open spaces in Acton.

West Acton Community Centre
A number of leisure and educational activities take place here including Arab Families Supplementary School, Ealing Bahai Community (youth meetings) and parents and toddlers groups.

Acton Library
The library stock includes a wide range of books including large print collection, audio books.  Regular author talks and children’s activities take place.

Acton Market
A wide variety of goods on sale including arts, crafts, jewellery, cards and clothes, and farmers market stalls selling fresh produce.

Twyford Sports Centre
Sports hall, activity and club room, floodlit tennis, netball and football area.

Reynolds Sports Centre
The new centre has a large gym along with sports hall and dance studio.

London Transport Museum Depot
The London Transport Museum stores 370,000 items at 'The Depot' in Acton. For more information go to the London Transport Museum website.

History of Acton
Find out more about the town once called "Soapsuds Island".