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Vue Action is located on street level on Western Avenue, in Royale Leisure Park. The closest bus stop is 100 metres from the venue and Park Royal station is a 10 minute walk away.  There is free parking available on site, including eight spaces for blue badge holders just outside the venue.

Transport for London, led by then Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, proposed to build a West London Tram between Shepherd's Bush and Uxbridge town centre.[22] It would have run along the A4020, the Uxbridge Road, through Acton, Ealing, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall and Hayes End. This proposed scheme was highly controversial and resulted in strong differences in opinion between TfL, who supported the scheme, and local councils throughout the proposed route, who all took a 'no tram' stance.[23]

London Buses routes 7, 70, 72, 94, 95, 207, 228, 260, 266, 272, 283, 427, 440, 487, 607, E3, N7, N11 and N207 serve Acton.[20][21]

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Prehistoric settlement is shown by finds of Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Age burials at Mill Hill Park, and Iron Age coins near Bollo Lane. In the Middle Ages the northern half of the parish was heavily wooded. Oaks and elms still stood along roads and hedgerows and in private grounds in the early 20th century, but most of the woodland had been cleared by the 17th century, even on the extensive Old Oak common.[4]

All screens are fitted with Digital Dolby 6.1 Surround Sound

The Acton High Street has a range of pubs which vary in theme and clientele.

The parish had 158 communicants in 1548. In 1664 it had 72 chargeable households and 59 exempt, with 6 empty houses. Six houses had 10 or more hearths, 16 had from 5 to 9, 33 had 3 or 4, 23 had 2, and 53 had 1. Action had about 160 families resident in the mid 18th century.[4]

Acton (/ˈæktən/) is a large area within the London Borough of Ealing in west London, England, 6.1 miles (10 km) west of Charing Cross.

The Japanese School in London is in Acton.[13]

Barwick House, on the South Acton estate

Located on Western Avenue, in Royale Leisure Park, Vue Acton is easily accessible by the A40. It has plenty of free parking with over 1,000 spaces.

Dating back to the 16th century, Henley Farmhouse has been finely restored by Rupert Acton to an exceptional standard so as to offer every modern day convenience while retaining its original character. A large, detached property that sleeps 20, it is set within its own picturesque grounds, offering uninterrupted views from south facing lawns towards Wenlock Edge and Flanders Folly.

The parish of Acton formed a local board of health in 1865 and became an urban district in 1894. The town was incorporated as the Municipal Borough of Acton in 1921. This authority combined with the municipal boroughs of Ealing and Southall to form the London Borough of Ealing, within Greater London, in 1965.[4] An Acton Golf Club was founded in 1896, which closed in 1920 and the area was redeveloped for housing.[6]

Acton Carnival will once again be a vibrant ‭celebration of culture and community ‭beginning with a carnival procession ‭through the main high street, ‭with handmade costumes, and ‭live percussion music. The day also ‭featured music and dance on the ‭Main Stage with performances by ‭bands and DJs.

To view availability and costs, or to make a booking, click on the following link Henley Farmhouse. This will take you to the property's page on the website of our exclusive booking agent. For enquiries about holidays at Acton Scott telephone 07976 839 997.

Blocks of flats on the South Acton estate

Located on Western Avenue, in Royale Leisure Park, Vue Acton has nine screens with over 2,300 seats.

View of South Acton from Barwick House, showing Jerome Tower and Berrymede Junior School

Acton is home to the largest housing estate in West London, the South Acton estate, with approximately 2,000 homes and 5,800 residents.[9]

Central Acton is synonymous with the hub of commerce and retail on the former main road between London and Oxford (the Uxbridge Road); a reminder of its history is in its inns, which date back in cases to the late Tudor period as stopping places for travellers. Nowadays, the principal route linking London and Oxford (the A40 dual carriageway) bypasses central Acton, but passes through East Acton and North Acton.

At the 2011 census, its four wards, East Acton, Acton Central, South Acton and Southfield, had a population of 62,480, a ten-year increase of 8,791 people.[2] North Acton, West Acton, East Acton, South Acton, Acton Green, Acton Town, Acton Vale and Acton Central are all parts of Acton.

Acton Carnival 2016 will take place on Saturday 9 July

Londoners were increasingly involved in land sales from the early 14th century but apparently did not live in Acton until the late 15th. The manor, part of Fulham, had no resident (demesne) lord, and apart from a brief period before c. 1735, when a branch of the landed Somerset (Duke of Beaufort's) family lived in Acton, there were no large resident landowners. Many of the tenements without land, including most of the inns, frequently changed hands.[4]

Line-ups may change due to illness and unforeseen circumstances. You won’t be able to bring bikes, dogs and glass bottles into Ealing Summer Festivals’ venues. You can bring in some alcohol (not in glass bottles) but security staff will have the final say over how much is allowed.

Saturday 9 July, 2016 | Acton Park, Acton, W3

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North Acton has a large Great Western Railway housing estate (now privately owned),[19] and the Old Oak Common TMD railway depot is within the usual boundary, as is the London Transport Museum Depot which houses an extensive collection of historic and heritage rolling stock. Acton Main Line station has a busy freight yard (operating ballast and container trains).

Acton's name derives from the Old English words āc (oak) and tūn (farm), meaning "oak farm" or "farm by oak trees". For several centuries, its name bore the prefix Church (hence Chirche Acton, Churche Acton, etc.) to distinguish it from the separate hamlet of East Acton.[3]

Acton and Harrow are the only two places in the United Kingdom each to have seven railway stations bearing their names, other than London itself. Acton is also the only place in London to have stations named after all four of the cardinal points, north, south, east, and west.[18] The widespread provision of train services reflects a long railway history, particularly associated (historically) with London Transport and the Great Western Railway.

Vue Acton hosts an autism-friendly screening at 10am on the last Sunday of every month. You can book autism-friendly screenings here.

This venue opens approximately 15 minutes before the first film of the day. Screen 1 : 408 seats (Digital 3D) Screen 2 : 147 seats Screen 3 :193 seats Screen 4 : 264 seats Screen 5 : 294 seats Screen 6 : 260 seats (Digital 3D) Screen 7 : 189 seats (Digital 3D) Screen 8 : 147 seats (Digital 3D) Screen 9 : 408 seats


Acton will host the starting point of the 25 kilometre Thames Tideway Tunnel (also known as the "Super Sewer") at the Acton Storm Tanks[10] in Canham Road. This will be built to avoid the discharge of sewage from Combined Sewer Overflow into the River Thames.[11]

On the east end of Acton High Street is Acton Park, which features bowls facilities, a children’s play area, tennis courts, a basket/football court, a pond and an art block. There is a cafe next to the bowling green selling meals as well as tea/coffee and cakes and ice cream.[citation needed]

Acton has three state-funded secondary high schools, Acton High School, Twyford Church of England High School and The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls, and an independent school, the Barbara Speake Stage School. Acton was once home to another independent school, Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls before it changed its site to Elstree, the Acton site becoming the Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic High School. Acton also hosts the King Fahad Academy, an independent Muslim school.[citation needed]

In our autism-friendly screenings, the lights are left on low, the sound is turned down and trailers and adverts aren't played. When you book tickets for an autism-friendly screening, you’ll be asked to choose allocated seats but we do encourage guests to move around during the screening and make a bit of noise.

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The carnival will run from midday to 7pm in Acton Park. Entry is £2 per person and children aged 12 and under are free. A family ticket is £5, which covers entry for two adults and up to three children aged 12-16.

The West London Tram was finally scrapped when former Prime Minister Gordon Brown agreed that the long-awaited Crossrail would go ahead in October 2007. Acton Main Line railway station is to be part of the Crossrail network once it is completed, with 4 trains an hour servicing each route.[24]