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Guided Walk: Carpets, Cakes and Torpedoes

June 16 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm BST

Join this free walk supported by the OPDC, this time exploring the business area of North Acton in the Borough of Ealing nestled between Victoria Road and the HS2 building site.

The Middle and Near Eastern presence makes itself felt in the area in a number of ways. There are many businesses run by people originally from countries such as the Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.

Starting from North Acton Square, the group will walk along Victoria Road to the Acton Business Centre. The area was once home to a number of larger companies employing hundreds. Now, things are on a much smaller scale.

In the business centre they will visit some food businesses, especially bakeries and cake makers. They will try to ask a creative to open their door for us. Then they will visit the Oriental Carpet Centre to see some of the work and the products here. Carpets and rugs are both restored, cleaned and sold on from here. Strange that the building was once home to a company in the aircraft manufacturing business!

As usual, on these walks, if they still have room for something more substantial after the treats we are often given, we will have an (optional) stop at a local cafe/restaurant after the walk. Walkers can then return to North Acton station for their trips home as the walk distance today is not much at all.

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Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
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Venue

North Acton Square
North Acton Square, Victoria Road
London, W3 6UP
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Details

Date:
June 16
Time:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

North Acton Square
North Acton Square, Victoria Road
London, W3 6UP
+ Google Map