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
OS grid reference TQ205805
London borough Ealing
Hammersmith & Fulham
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district W3 / W12
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Hammersmith Ealing Central and Acton
London Assembly Ealing and Hillingdon
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Coordinates: 51°30′52″N 0°14′52″W / 51.514519°N 0.247657°W / 51.514519; -0.247657

East Acton is an area 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 tube 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]

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.