East Acton

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East Acton
East Acton is located in Greater London
East Acton
East Acton
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ205805
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtW3 / W12
Dialling code020
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°30′43″N 0°15′23″W / 51.511930°N 0.256459°W / 51.511930; -0.256459

East Acton is an area in Acton in London,[1] England, 5.3 miles (9 km) west of Charing Cross. It is partly in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and partly in the London Borough of Ealing. It is served by East Acton Underground station, on the Central line in Travelcard Zone 2.

Historically, East Acton and Acton developed as separate settlements and the nearby districts of North Acton, West Acton and South Acton were developed in the late nineteenth century.[2]

Since 3 July 2012, East Acton has been home to the cathedral of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.[3] The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Thomas, was formally consecrated on 17 November 2016, in the presence of Prince Charles.[4]


The nearest London Underground station is East Acton on the Central line.

Neighbouring areas[edit]

Notable natives[edit]

East Acton Tube Station


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  2. ^ Mills, A.D. (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford.
  3. ^ "Consecration of new Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in London". British Orthodox. July 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Prince Charles attends consecration of new Syrian cathedral". Evening Standard. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  5. ^ Neill, Andy; Kent, Matt (26 August 2011). Anyway Anyhow Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958–1978. Ebury Publishing. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7535-4797-7. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Peter Ackroyd | My family values". 29 November 2013.
  7. ^ Culbertson, Alix (5 November 2014). "Kensington heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch gets engaged to Hammersmith girlfriend". Ealing Gazette. Trinity Mirror. Archived from the original on 28 March 2017. Retrieved 27 March 2017.