Best Things to Do In & Near Acton
As with many of the areas outside of the heart of London, the area surrounding Acton Central Station isn’t one which many tourists would consider as a place to visit. But in this area you will find hotels a lot cheaper than in Central London and also only a short ride away on the tube which makes it an appeal place to stay on a break to the UK capital.
If you do happen to be staying in accommodation near to Acton then you will find that there is actually plenty in the local area to keep you more than occupied; you might not even get as far as exploring the rest of the city! Here are some of our best recommendations for days outs...
1. Putt in the Park, Acton Park
A well-loved fixture in the area, Acton Park opened to the public in the late 1880’s to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and has remained popular with residents and visitors alike since then. As well as the usual park facilities, such as a playground and café, Acton Park can also boast a Putt in Park mini golf course. Putt in the Park is a collection of mini golf courses and clubhouse cafes set in several historic parks across London including Wandsworth Park and Battersea Park as well as, of course, Acton Park. The courses have been designed to be suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities and is an enjoyable way to experience the world of golf is beautiful surroundings.
2. Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre
In nearby Ealing, you will find the Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre, home to a variety of exotic birds, mammals including Meerkats, Prairie dogs and porcupine and a number of other animals including rabbits, chickens and Kunekune pigs. There is also a seasonal butterfly house. If you are staying centrally then it would take you around half an hour via public transport to reach the Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre but the journey would certainly be worth it; the Animal Centre is free to the public and as well as the animals can also boast a children’s play park, a maze which consists of around 2,000 yew trees, and a café to enjoy some light refreshment after your adventures.
3. TeamSport Go Karting West London
The perfect option if you want to visit London as part of a larger group and would like to do something active, TeamSport Go Karting West London offers a multi-level 500m go kart track with banked corners and electric go karts which can reach speeds of around 40mph. The facility also houses a bar which serves food and drink making it an ideal adventurous day out.
4. Escape London
One of the latest crazes to hit the city is Escape London, a live puzzle game which sees entrants having to work together to solve clues, break codes and find the key to freedom. Teams must work together to use logic, problem-solving and powers of observation in order to escape. Based on Uxbridge Road, teams have just 60 minutes to solve the puzzle and escape in order to beat the system and there are three themed rooms available: Escape Casino, Area 51 and The Da Vinci Room.
Action is located close to the Westfield shopping centre in Shepperds Bush. This modern centre has lots of different shops and department stores as well as fast food, restaurants and also a cinema!