4 Things To See In Shepherd’s Bush

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If you’re visiting London and are staying in the Shepherd’s Bush area, you may be wondering what there is to see and do. After all, it’s rarely mentioned as a top tourist destination. Don’t let that fool you though. There’s lots going on in Shepherd’s Bush and it’s a great area for shopping and dining out. It’s 4.9 miles west of Charing Cross, in the district of Hammersmith and Fulham, close to Lofthouse Road football stadium (the home of Queen’s Park Rangers) and a host of dining and eating options.

If you’re planning your stay at the Shaftesbury Hotel London, we’re here to help you make the most of your visit with the top four things to see in Shepherd’s Bush during your trip…


Not far from The Shaftesbury Hotel London is Westfield. Westfield is one of London’s largest shopping centres, housing a mixture of high street brands, designer outlets and boutique stores. One of the main attractions of Westfield is that everything is under one roof, and that is why shoppers tend to spend hours browsing from store to store. There’s also a food court with a number of great dining options, as well as many higher end restaurants and bars outside. Whether you head to Westfield for a specific store or just to wander, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with everything from Apple and Adidas to Boss, Bentley and Jimmy Choo.

O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

O2 arena

The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire is a music venue in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush. It is a Grade II listed building with impressive architecture both inside and out. It used to be a theatre and a lot of the original interiors still remain, giving it a unique historical vibe. Some of music’s biggest artists have performed at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and events are held often.

Shepherd’s Bush Green

If you want to get out of your room at The Shaftesbury Hotel London and into nature, head to Shepherd’s Bush Green. Though it isn’t one of the area’s largest parks, it’s in the centre of Shepherd’s Bush and doesn’t require you to travel far. The green itself is surrounded by roads, but still provides a tranquil escape from the surrounding shops and restaurants. It’s a popular place for locals to walk or to spend their lunch break.

Loftus Road Stadium

If you’re into sports and football, be sure to check out Loftus Road Stadium. Loftus Road Stadium is the home ground of football team, Queen’s Park Rangers. The stadium is open for tours and if you’re in the area and want to see a London football stadium up close, it’s a great choice.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do in Shepherd’s Bush despite it being a relatively small part of the city. Whether you’re wanting to shop or check out live music, you’ll find what you’re looking for. There are also a number of great pubs and bars nearby.


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