Turning right out of the station the road takes you on to Oak Common Lane and the centre of East Acton with a number of shops, a church and a large snooker hall.
St Aidan of Lindisfarne's church was built in 1961 and the parish priest at the time commissioned several works of art for the new church
I returned a few days later when I could see what I had been missing due to the fog.
Walking in the opposite direction to the industrial estate you walk past Wormwood Scrubs Prison. It was built in 1874/5 and is a Category B prison holding up to 1279 adult males. The gateway has been designated as having high architectural quality and is Grade II listed. It is frequently used in films and TV when they need a prison gate location.
It is a very large prison and here you can see one of the high walls surrounding the prison.
Further along the road is the Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. Founded in 1739 it is one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe. In 2000 it moved into this purpose built hospital next to
A pathway beside the new hospital takes you onto the Wormwood Scrubs Nature Reserve, one of the largest open spaces in London. In the 19th cent the open land was used for grazing cattle and pigs. In 1812 part of the Scrubs was leased to HM Forces for 21 years and the area was used for exercising and training troops.
Areas occupied by the War Office have been gradually released over the years and the space used for public recreation. It now has a number of sports pitches as well as the Lindford Christie Outdoor Sports Centre.
A haven for dog walkers