Acton Town has a great choice of local restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Acton is a district of west London and one of London's vibrant cultural centres. Acton means "oak farm" or "farm by oak trees", and comes from the Anglo-Saxon 'ac' (oak) and 'tun' (farm). Acton was originally an ancient village surrounded by forests and fields, and nowadays is a town mainly in the London Borough of Ealing (although some of East Acton lies within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and a small portion of South Acton within the London Borough of Hounslow).
Did you know Acton is home to more railway stations than any other area of London - seven stations in the area feature 'Acton' in their name. Also the first Waitrose opened in Acton in 1904 on Acton Hill, and was originally called "Waite, Rose and Taylor".
There is a Saturday Market, friendly shops browse, traditional pubs to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a well earned pint, and many parks and green spaces in Acton. Acton's oldest building is The Elms, a 1700s villa that now houses part of Twyford CE High School.
The Osborne Hotel in Acton is near the following tube and railway stations:-
- Acton Town Tube Station (0.1 miles) - District Line and Picadilly Line
- South Acton Tube Station (0.3 miles) - London Overground - North London Line
- Ealing Common Tube Station (0.7 miles) - District Line and Picadilly Line
- Chiswick Park Tube Station (0.7 miles) - District Line
- Gunnersbury Railway Station (0.7 miles) - District Line & North London Line
- Acton Central Railway Station (0.8 miles) - London Overground - North London Line
- Kew Bridge Railway Station (1.5 miles) - South West Trains
Tourist Attractions & Places Near Acton Town
There are plenty of tourist attractions and shopping centres in and near Acton Town which will appeal to all age groups.
Ealing Broadway shopping centre
(2 stops, approx travel time 5-10 mins);
Ealing Broadway is a lively town centre set in the centre of London borough of Ealing which is also known as the "Queen of Suburbs". Comprising of 2 multi-storey shopping centres, with an array of shops and restaurants, cinema and underground and rail station, Ealing Broadway is where all your shopping and socialising and transport needs come together. Tourist attractions in Ealing include Walpole Park, Pitz Hanger Manor and the famous Ealing Studios.
Ealing Broadway is 2 stops from Osborne Hotel, Acton
(1 stop approx travel time 5-10 mins);
Hammersmith Broadway is a thriving business district with a historic riverside lined with traditional and modern pubs. Home to the famous Hammersmith Apollo and Lyric Theatre also has 2 multi-storey shopping centres boasting latest high street fashion outlets and a range of cafes and bars.
You could stop by for a bite to eat or stay longer to watch a show at the Lyric Theatre.
Hammersmith broadway is one stop from Osborne Hotel, Acton
Chiswick High Road
(1 stop, approx travel time 5-10 mins);
Chiswick sits snugly in the loop of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Kew. Not known for its trendy bars or its club life, but rather for its restaurants. Why? Because of the sheer number and variety especially on the High Road near Turnham Green! All this competition raises the standards and keeps prices bearable.
Chiswick High Rd is one stop from Osborne Hotel, Acton
(1 bus from Acton Hight Street, approx travel time 10-15 mins);
Home to the Shepherds Bush Empire, Bush Theatre and the BBC Sheprards Bush is a vibrant, artistic, multicultural melting pot with great places to eat, drink and shop.
Visit Shepherds Bush market, watch football at Loftus Road and visit Westfield shopping centre- an architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops from luxury fashion labels to high street favourites and over 50 laces to eat and drink.
Westfield Shopping Centre
Westfield shopping centre is 3.5 miles from Osborne Hotel, Acton.
London Transport Museum Depot
The London Transport Museum Depot, which stores 370,000 items including trains and buses, displays a collection which are not on display in the main Museum in Covent Garden.
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Gunnersbury Park is near the Osborne Hotel (0.6 miles) and it has been designated Grade II on the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest so it is worth a vist during your stay with us. The extensive park reflects its history as former private gardens of a mansion house, and the house now houses a museum which is home to a delightfully varied collection that reflects local life in past.
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Chiswick House, arguably one of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, was designed by Lord Burlington to emulate the style and elegance of ancient Rome.The magnificent neo-Palladian villa is set within beautiful historic gardens in west London.
Parks in Acton
North Acton Park is positioned in the north of the suburb up the hill away from the busy streets of Acton High Street, The Green is a public park situated just off Old Oak Common Road close to the main shopping streets of the area. Wendell Park is a small but beautiful piece of green land that is open to the public, and Park Royal to the north has its own a cinema and bowling complex.
West London College, Acton
West London College have a campus on Gunnersbury Lane, Acton, London, a short distance from The Osborne Hotel (0.5 miles) a 11 minute walk. Whether you want to get one step closer to university, progress within your career or simply learn a new skill, West London College offers outstanding teaching in a safe environment and brand new facilities to help you gain a whole range of skills and experiences. So much more than a college, West London College is the ideal college to study at in London. Visiting your child at West London College? Why not stay at Osborne Hotel for budget bed and breakfast accommodation in Acton.
Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau
We are ideally located for the Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau, 630 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5RY. A 4 minute drive from The Osborne Hotel.
The Osborne Hotel in Acton is near the following towns:-
Acton Town (0.7 miles/ 4 minutes walk away), Ealing Broadway (10 minutes on District Line), Hammersmith (3.9 miles or 15 minutes by train on Piccadilly Line), Shepherds Bush and Westfield Shopping Centre (2.7 miles / less than 30 minutes away by bus/ train), Gunnersbury (1.2 miles), Chiswick (1.4 miles / approx. 30 minutes when walking and taking the District Line), Ealing (1.9 miles), Kew (2 miles), Park Royal (2.7 miles), Brentford (2.9 miles), White City (3 miles) and Harlesden (3.3 miles).