This is a sponsored article on behalf of Folio London.
Good transport links — it’s a popular requirement when hunting for a new home to rent in London. After all, what’s the use in forking out for a place in the capital if you can’t whizz around it with ease? Keeping you close to the beating heart of the city is precisely what’s on the cards at Aviator Place in Acton.
The west London residential development, filled with spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments to rent, is in zone 2. Big bonus. The fact you can bid farewell to admin fees and hidden costs? Even bigger bonus. But that’s not all, because Acton is also a serious contender for the title of best-connected neighbourhood in the whole of London. Here’s why.
The new neighbourhood is a mere stroll from East Acton station on the Central line, which brings you right slap bang into the centre of London in less than 20 minutes. Super handy, right? Although with Oxford Street just 17 minutes away, that does mean no excuses on the Christmas shopping this year. Then you've got Acton Central on the Overground, as well as trains into Paddington from Acton mainline station.
In fact, we’ve got a little bit of trivia for you. There are no fewer than seven railway stations in London with ‘Acton’ in the name. Seven! Which means it’s the town with the most mentions on the tube map. Safe to say… it’s well connected.
Thanks to local regeneration, there’s more to come. The ‘Lizzie Line’ could become your local as the much-anticipated Crossrail is soon to whizz right through Acton, putting Liverpool Street, Canary Wharf, Stratford and even Heathrow Airport all within arm’s reach. Plus there's a sparkly new super-hub, Old Oak Common, in the pipeline. It will also be served by Crossrail, High Speed 2 and Great Western Railway trains.
Ok, you’ve got the picture — transport’s going to be a doddle. But in between all that train-hopping you’re going to want somewhere lovely to lay your head. Aviator Place has got that sorted too. The range of one, two and three bedroom rental apartments differ in size but are unanimous in style, keeping things clean and contemporary with added sprinkles of luxury.
You’ll find all the A-rated appliances you need to cook up a storm in the kitchen, plus a trusty dishwasher to help clear up the fallout afterwards. Little touches that make a house a home continue through the rest of the apartment, from heated towel rails in the bathroom to 80% wool-fitted carpets in the bedroom. Throw in feature LED lighting, soft-close cabinets, fob-activated entry, bike stores and even free furniture packages, and job’s a good’un.
And when you want to explore your new neighbourhood? Vibrant west London awaits. Make a beeline for Acton’s Churchfield Road when your stomach’s rumbling. The friendly neighbourhood drag boasts a whole host of independent cafes, restaurants, shops and even a cheeky microbrewery — an ideal spot to toast to your new abode. In the mood for something a little upmarket? Leafy Chiswick, with its village-feel and Michelin-starred restaurants, is only a couple of stops away by bus or tube.
Once you’re stuffed, there are outdoor spaces aplenty for a good dose of green. Wander through Acton Park with its wildflower meadow, tennis courts and cafe, or check out the recently-restored Gunnersbury Park, an absolute beauty complete with ornamental gardens, boating pond and even a museum where you can swot up on local history. Either is the perfect pitstop in between a day’s shopping at nearby Westfield, bowling in the Royale Leisure Park, or geeking out at London Transport Museum’s Acton Depot on an open day.
Before you head home, swing by buzzing Acton Market to pick up something special. Whether it’s freshly caught fish for dinner, an Indian street food snack or a potted plant to adorn your new windowsill, it’s full of local traders who’ve been here for yonks. A handy new neighbour to have, we’re sure you’ll agree.
Find out more about Aviator Place and why it could be the new home for you at Folio London's website.