Neighbourhood Guide: Shepherd’s Bush

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Shepherd’s Bush is perhaps one of London’s most famous districts. With trendy Notting Hill to the east, Hammersmith to the south, and the leafy suburb of Chiswick in close proximity, Shepherd’s Bush occupies a prestigious spot right at the heart of the capital.

Between the football ground and one of the biggest shopping centres in the UK, you’ll find luxury hotels like the Park Grand Paddington Court London, as well as fantastic transport links and a really family-friendly atmosphere. The vibrant market, beautiful green spaces and plentiful music venues also make this a wonderful place to live and visit. Shepherd’s Bush really does have it all!

Restaurants in Shepherd’s Bush

Restaurants in Shepherd’s Bush

Shepherd’s Bush is home to a great variety of restaurants, cafes and eateries. You’ll find classic chain restaurants like Jamie’s Italian and Five Guys, as well as more avant-garde venues like the Polish restaurant Tatra and Princess Victoria, which offers a more upmarket dining experience. Naturally, many of these restaurants reside in the enormous Westfield Shopping Centre, but you can also find plenty of charming places to eat along Uxbridge Road, the area’s main thoroughfare.

Shopping in Shepherd’s Bush

Shopping in Shepherd’s Bush

Coming second only to Manchester’s Trafford Centre, Westfield Shopping Centre is one of the largest retail outlets in the UK. As well as your typical high street stores (Debenhams, Next, M&S), you’ll find a number of luxury outlets here, including Tesla, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo and more.

At the other end of the spectrum is the world-famous Shepherd’s Bush Market. This vibrant destination sells everything you could ever dream of, from ethnic foods and home furnishings to electronic equipment and imported artworks. Look behind the ‘I Love London’ keyrings and Buckingham Palace postcards and you’ll find an authentic, multicultural melting pot that is a really accurate representation of life in the capital.

Staying in Shepherd’s Bush

The Shaftesbury Collection hotels

Living in Shepherd’s Bush is certainly not as expensive as some of the other regions in the capital. Most of the properties here are old Victorian houses divided up into flats, so you can be sure that your home exudes character, should you choose to make Shepherd’s Bush your new base.

If your stay in the area is a little more fleeting, there are plenty of luxurious hotels to choose from. The Shaftesbury Hotel is just a stone’s throw away from most of the area’s main attractions, including Loftus Road (home of Queens Park Rangers) and the O2 Empire, a popular music venue.

Shepherd’s Bush Attractions

Aside from eating and shopping, there’s plenty to do in and around Shepherd’s Bush. Wormholt Park and Hammersmith Park are both pleasant green spaces for a leisurely walk, and you can also check out the famous BBC Television Centre, where many of the nation’s favourite shows are filmed. Goldhawk Road is a paradise for those who love getting crafty, with fabric shops lining both sides of the pavement. Many people also visit the area for Cycle Surgery (inside the smaller West 12 Shopping Centre), which will help you make the most of the area’s many bike lanes and pathways.