Acton means 'oak farm' and it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book as an ancient village. Back in the 17th century several water springs were discovered around Acton, and the resulting soft water meant that by the 19th century the area was known as 'Soapsuds Island' as there were around 170 laundries in the town. These days it has seven railway stations, the highest number for any area of London.
'Achtung Baby' is the seventh album by the popular Irish rock band U2. It was released in 1991, includes 5 hit singles and has sold over 18 million copies to date. They don't really need any publicity from us, but we thought this slogan was cool so we put it on a t-shirt. Very retro, and even better than the real thing, as someone once put it.