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W3 is a postcode district that falls under the local authority of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Predominant areas that come under W3 include Ealing, Acton, West Acton and Hounslow. Historically, the entire area was a popular resting place for people travelling between Oxford and London. In the 1600s, the vicinity was known for its numerous spa resorts. Large scale development led to the entire area growing rapidly in the 20th century and transforming into a sought after residential and commercial location in the present day. The area is home to several museums that showcase the rich history of the district. Some of the more popular ones are Musical Museum, Kew Bridge Steam Museum and Gunnersbury Park Museum.
Numerous types of businesses occupy office space in W3 including builders, architectural services, website designers and developers, as well as property consultants. The hundreds of retail shops in the vicinity benefit from the wealth of business traffic to the locality. You can shop for all kinds of products such as clothes, shoes, medicines, flowers, jewellery, books and antiques at these stores.
Entertainment And Dining Out
W3 is home to Watermans, arguably one of the biggest entertainment draws in the region. The venue can accommodate more than 175 people at a time and offers unique entertainment in terms of experimental and innovative theatre. Bush Hall is the place to go for live music shows that keep you enthralled throughout the evening. The Sushi-Hiro restaurant is a popular haunt for Japanese food lovers as it serves some delectable sushi in this part of town. If you want to sink your teeth into some Chinese delights, you can head to the North China Restaurant instead.
Transport links in W3 are excellent, with numerous tube stations serving the area well. The main ones are Acton Town, providing access to the Piccadilly and District lines; North Acton that runs on the Central line, and West Acton and Ealing Common tube stations which are within walking distance. Mainline services can be accessed from Kew Bridge and Acton Main railway stations. Alternately, several bus services offer great connectivity to the rest of London.