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Abbey Wood is an area on the eastern border of the London Borough of Greenwich, between Plumstead (west) and Erith (east), Abbey Wood takes its name from the nearby Lesnes Abbey and Bostall Woods.
Abbey Woods nearest railway stations are Abbey Wood railway station. Trains from this station run to London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street via Woolwich and Greenwich or Lewisham to the west there is a limited service to London Victoria. Eastbound the trains go to Dartford with a limited service going to Crayford, Gravesend and Gillingham.
The original Abbey Wood back in the 19th century (known locally as "The Village") is the area slightly south of Abbey Wood railway station.
Built where Knee Hill became Harrow Manorway and crossed the railway (North Kent Line).
Places of interest include Lesnes Abbey and Bostall Woods & Bostall Heath. Bostall Woods (part of the South East London Green Chain) has one of a limited few camping & caravan sites in London. Bostall Woods is a well known source of fossilised animal remnants namely sharks' teeth.
Acton is home to the largest housing estate in West London.
Acton is cheaper than its neighbours and often seen as a second best to Ealing, Acton is a good hunting ground for first-time buyers and people who couldn't care less about fashionable postal codes. People are starting to discover the area's large stock of Victorian houses and conversions. Poet's Corner has risen in popularity and fame as a pretty enclave of Victorian terraces and large flats. West Acton offers a distinctive mix of half-timbered houses and flats disguised as Tudor houses on the Hanger Hill Garden estate.
Acton has 7 train stations, North, East, South, West, Mainline, Town and Central. Four of which are on London Underground network, the other three are on national rail lines.
The Name Acton means "oak farm " or "farm by oak trees ", and is of Saxon Origin.
Acton High Street hosts a weekly Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm every Saturday.The Market boasts a wide range of stalls selling everything such as, organic & outdoor reared meat, game (when in season),dairy, fruit juices, fresh fish, plants, flowers, hand-made preserves, soft fruit & top fruit, herbs, free range eggs, and bread & cakes from local bakeries.
Acton, comprisies the wards of East Acton, Acton Central, South Acton and Southfield.
WHO LIVES HERE? Young professionals looking for a bargain first time buy and value for money.
Properties consists mainly of flats, terraced, maisonette and semi-detached style housing. A large number of these properties are council owned and rented.
Aldgate is on route from the City of London to Whitechapel and the east end of London. It is rumoured that at Aldgate there was a large gate spanning the road out to Colchester back in the Roman times, when the City Wall was constructed. The gateway stood at the corner of the modern Duke's Place. It was rebuilt between 1108-47, again in 1215, and reconstructed entirely between 1607 and 1609. The gate was finally removed in 1761.
Anerley, to the west of Penge, fringes the junction of the main Croydon and Anerley Roads, both of which are lined with small parades of convenience shops and fast food outlets. Neat roads of Victorian semis can be found to the south of the Croydon Road whilst large Victorian villas, now converted into flats, dominate the area as you travel up the hill towards Crystal Palace. Anerley train station, which serves London Bridge, can be found just off the main Anerley Road.
Good value area, convenient for most parts of the city. Easy access to M1 / North