Five Things To Do In West London

5 Things To Do In West London

You don’t have to live right in the very heart of London to get the best out of life in the capital. With attractions, parks and days out galore, it’s clear to see what West London has to offer!

And when you rent one of our stunning homes, you’ll soon find some of London’s top things to see and do are within touching distance (nearly); the Tube and bus calling right on your doorstep.

With the huge number of stores at Westfield, you can shop 'til you drop...
Westfield is the definitive shopping destination in West London

1. Your Own Westfield Story

Westfield London

If you like to shop ’til you drop, there is no better place in West London than Westfield. First opened in 2008, this shopping citadel is now bigger and better than ever before. With 350+ stores for you to choose from, you will be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

How To: 

North Acton to White City, Central Line – 7 minutes

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If big-name brands aren’t your thing, unlock the treasure trove that exists at Portobello Market (Notting Hill Gate, Central Line). Foods, crafts, books and vintage bric-a-brac are among the amazing products on sale here.

Photo (Top Right): Westfield London
Wormwood Scrubs has places to relax, to be active, to be at one with nature and so much more...
Wormwood Scrubs - one of the largest open spaces in West London

2. Scrubs Up Nicely Indeed

Wormwood Scrubs

At 200 acres, this is the largest open space in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Well, 165 acres of it is. The rest spreads into Kensington and Chelsea. That’s beside the point, however. With sports pitches, play areas and a model aircraft runway, a visit here won’t leave you bored.

Not just that, but the ‘Scrubs’ offers 45 acres of tree cover and 54 acres of long grass meadow. This natural haven is home to nearly 100 species of birds and 250 species of wildflower. That’s one-sixth of the UK flora! For nature-lovers, this is one of London’s true gems.

How To: 

Walk via Western Avenue – 25 minutes

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Do you like views? Horsenden Hill (Perivale, Central Line) is the place to head from Rehearsal Rooms, climbing 85m above West London. It’s a bit of a walk once you reach Perivale station (12 mins), but worth your while.

Photo (Top Right): Alexey Komarov/Creative Commons 3.0
Some of the capital's finest museums can be found in West London, and not far from Rehearsal Rooms...
Not far from Rehearsal Rooms, the London Transport Museum Depot is a fascinating journey through time...

3. A Journey Back In Time

London Transport Museum Depot

You don’t have to be a train-spotter to enjoy this unique tourist attraction. The Depot is a working store for the London Transport Museum’s archive; the bits that aren’t on display in Covent Garden. It opens several times a year, giving you a chance to dive deep into London’s travel history.

How To: 

North Acton Stop Z to Denehurst Gardens (Stop B), 440 – 25 minutes

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Did you know South Kensington’s (Central, Circle Lines) world-renowned museums are under half an hour from our apartments for rent? Take in the Natural History, Science and V&A Museums, and really make a day of it!

Photo (Top Right): Chris McKenna (Thryduulf)/Creative Commons 4.0
If it's high quality cultural productions you want, you'll find them in abundance in West London
One of the most influential fringe theatres, The Finsborough Theatre is one of West London's cultural icons

4. Showtime!

Finborough Theatre

If you’re willing to travel for good theatre, you’ll be willing to head to the Finborough. It’s one of the best regarded and most influential fringe theatres, regularly transferring shows to the West End and Off-Broadway. And it all comes from an intimate home above an Earl’s Court pub.

How To: 

North Acton to West Brompton, Central and District Lines – 36 minutes

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From West London to the West End in under half an hour (Tottenham Court Road, Central Line), step out of your home into Theatreland with Rehearsal Rooms’ easy Tube links. The only issue is picking what to see…

Photo (Top Right): Douglas Mackie
Wembley Stadium, as seen from Rehearsal Rooms!
West London is home to England's national soccer stadium - and you can take a look around if you'd like...

5. Walk Down Wembley Way

Wembley Stadium

It’s the home of England’s national football team, but you don’t need tickets to see the Three Lions to explore this iconic stadium. With tours operating daily, go behind the scenes, soak up the atmosphere and follow in the footsteps of legends. It’s not a bad day out for sports fans at all!

How To: 

North Acton to Wembley Stadium Stop SD via Hanger Lane, Central and 483 – 40 minutes

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For something a bit more adventurous, how about freejumping? Trust us, it’s nothing to be afraid of – this is the first trampoline park to open in London (West Acton, Central Line). It’ll put a spring in your step for sure!