5 exciting offices in Acton - London
Acton is a popular residential area of West London that sits in the London borough of Ealing.
Chelsea is one of London’s most affluent areas, home to many of the city’s rich and famous. The area falls within the London borough of Kensington & Chelsea and has become synonymous with wealth and luxury. The area has even been the subject of its own reality TV show, Made in Chelsea, which follows young residents of Chelsea living extravagant lifestyles. Its central location makes it a popular place to live and work, as central London is within half an hour’s journey.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is in the borough, where the famous red-coated army veterans live out their retirements. It’s also the site of the popular annual Chelsea flower show, which is held on the hospital’s grounds every year and opened out to members of the public.
Chelsea has been home to members of English nobility since the 16th century, when King Henry VIII bought a manor in the area to house his wives. It was largely a market garden until the 19th century and was once described as ‘a village of palaces’ due to the large, ornately constructed houses in the area.
UndergroundChelsea doesn’t have an underground station directly in its area, but nearby Sloane Square station is where you can get on the District and Circle lines.
OvergroundImperial Wharf railway station is located near Chelsea Harbour. It’s on the West London line and is served by London Overground and Southern Trains.
National RailNational Rail services to many destinations across the country serve Imperial Wharf station, making it easy to travel across both London and the UK from Chelsea.
BusLondon buses that serve Chelsea are the 11, 14, 19, 22, 49, 170, 211, 319, 328, 345, 414, C3, N11, N19, N31. It will take you around half an hour to get to central London by bus.
AirThe closest airport to Chelsea is London City airport, which is about an hour’s journey away both on the roads or via public transport.
Chelsea is also within easy reach of London Heathrow for those who are travelling farther afield. It’s between a 25- and 50-minute journey, depending on which time of day you’re travelling. You can also take a train, which will take around an hour.
Direct journeys run from Piccadilly station (a 12-minute walk away) or Earl’s Court, which is just a 4-minute train journey away from the area. Gatwick airport can be reached by a combination of train and bus, which will take around an hour.
Banks and Post Offices There are more than 18 banks in the area
Supermarkets and shopping centres
The area’s most prominent shopping centre is Duke of York Square, which sits just off Chelsea’s Kings Road. Built on the site of the former Royal Military Asylum, the square is home to the iconic Saatchi Gallery at its centre and is a bustling destination for shopping, brunches or dinner at one of its upmarket restaurants. You’ll find more than 30 stores including Europe’s largest Zara store and other high end retail stores like Space NK, ALLSAINTS, L.K.Bennett and Boden.
You’ll also find high street favourites and more excellent places to catch up and eat at Victoria Place Shopping Centre, which is right next to London Victoria Station.
Miles Commercial - 14
Savills - 11
CBRE - 9
Instant Offices - 9
Boston Gilmore - 5