East Acton

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East Acton
East Acton is located in Greater London
East Acton
East Acton
East Acton shown within Greater London
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51°30′52″N 0°14′52″W / 51.514519°N 0.247657°W / 51.514519; -0.247657Coordinates: 51°30′52″N 0°14′52″W / 51.514519°N 0.247657°W / 51.514519; -0.247657

East Acton is an area in Acton in west London, England. 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.

Anciently, 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.[1]

East Acton was mentioned frequently in the classic 1950s radio comedy series the Goon Show, as the Goons used to rehearse in a room over a greengrocers in East Acton.

Since 3 July 2012, East Acton has been home to the cathedral of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom.[2] The cathedral, dedicated to Saint Thomas, was formally consecrated on 17 November 2016, in the presence of Prince Charles.[3]

Transport[edit]

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

Notable natives[edit]

Roger Daltrey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, A.D. (2001). Dictionary of London Place Names. Oxford.
  2. ^ "Consecration of new Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in London". British Orthodox. July 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Prince Charles attends consecration of new Syrian cathedral". Evening Standard. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.