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Where is Acton?

Acton is located in the county of Greater London, London, six miles west of the city of City of Westminster, 12 miles south-east of the major town of Watford, and six miles west of London. Acton lies eight miles north of the Surrey border, and was historically in the county of Middlesex. Acton falls within the London borough council of Ealing, under the Greater London Authority. It is in the W3 postcode district. The post town for Acton is London.

Acton on a map

Map showing extent of Acton as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Acton
Map showing location of Acton within the UK
Location of Acton within the UK

Which county is Acton in?

Acton is in the ceremonial county of Greater London, the historic county of Middlesex, and the administrative county of Greater London.

Ceremonial CountyGreater London
Historic CountyMiddlesex
Administrative CountyGreater London

Where is Acton in Greater London?

Acton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater London, and towards the westernmost extremity of Greater London.

Location of Acton within Greater London
Location of Acton within Greater London

What is the postcode for Acton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Acton is W3 6NA.

Where is Acton in W3?

Acton is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the W3 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the W3 postcode district.

Location of Acton within W3
Location of Acton within W3

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What is the post town for Acton?

The post town for Acton is London. Acton is in the W3 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of London.

What is the latitude and longitude of Acton?

The centre of Acton is located at position 51.50674° latitude and -0.26831° longitude.

Latitude51.50674°
Longitude-0.26831°

What is the easting and northing of Acton?

The centre of Acton is located at the grid reference easting 520280 and northing 180066 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting520280
Northing180066

What are the nearest towns to Acton?

Position of Acton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Acton to the centre of the town.

north-east
9m
Acton is 9 miles north-east of Sunbury-on-Thames
north-east
10m
Acton is 10 miles north-east of Ashford
north-east
10m
Acton is 10 miles north-east of Esher
south-east
10m
Acton is 10 miles south-east of Bushey
south
11m
Acton is 11 miles south of Borehamwood
north-east
11m
Acton is 11 miles north-east of Walton-on-Thames
north
11m
Acton is 11 miles north of Ewell
south-east
12m
Acton is 12 miles south-east of Watford
north-east
12m
Acton is 12 miles north-east of Staines-upon-Thames
north
12m
Acton is 12 miles north of Epsom

What are the nearest cities to Acton?

Position of Acton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Acton to the centre of the city.

west
6m
Acton is 6 miles west of London
west
6m
Acton is 6 miles west of City of Westminster
west
8m
Acton is 8 miles west of City of London
south
17m
Acton is 17 miles south of St Albans
south-west
36m
Acton is 36 miles south-west of Chelmsford
east
46m
Acton is 46 miles east of Oxford
north
48m
Acton is 48 miles north of Brighton and Hove
south
51m
Acton is 51 miles south of Cambridge
north-east
51m
Acton is 51 miles north-east of Chichester
north-east
55m
Acton is 55 miles north-east of Winchester

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