Shepherd’s Bush Area Guide
About the Area
A London old-school classic, Shepherd’s Bush is right next to the posh districts of Hollard Park and Notting Hill. Shepherd’s Bush is easy like a Sunday morning, featuring markets, independent shops and famous music venues as well as Westfield Shopping Centre in all its 150,000 square metre glory.
Once the resting place for shepherds en route to Smithfield Market, the Bush is well connected to the rest of London by public transport, including the Overground (trains to Clapham & Willesden Junctions) and four tube stations, all in Zone 2 (Shepherd’s Bush & White City on Central Line; Goldhawk Road & Shepherd’s Bush Market on Hammersmith & City Line).
Somehow managing to escape gentrification, the authentic and much-loved Shepherd’s Bush Market is open six days a week, serving fresh produce, typical market fare and colourful fabrics on the go.
If it’s a post-work pint or a classic dining experience you’re after, opt for Princess Victoria, an establishment beautifully restored to its former glory of a Victorian Gin Palace circa 1929. The vibe is laid-back and classy – all types welcome, typical to the Bush. If you’re in search of good food, try Abu Zaad. Serving the best Middle Eastern cuisine with a focus on Syrian recipes, Abu Zaad on Uxbridge Road is a popular spot for friends, couples and young families.
02 Shepards Bush Empire
For over a century O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire has been welcoming audiences through its doors and this award-winning venue has a phenomenal history. An iconic spot on London’s cultural map, the building was designed by the pioneering architect Frank Matcham as the flagship of the “Empire” chain of variety theatres and its trademark tower is still a well-loved part of the Shepherd’s Bush skyline. There have been some truly inspiring performances held here and a few of the most renowned artists to play O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire are Prince, David Bowie, Oasis, Bob Dylan, Take That, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Elton John, Muse, The Rolling Stones and The Who.Visit Website
The Bush is a world-famous home for new plays and an internationally renowned champion of playwrights. They discover, nurture and produce the best new playwrights from the widest range of backgrounds, and present their work to the highest possible standards. The Bush team look for exciting new voices that tell contemporary stories with wit, style and passion and we champion work that is both provocative and entertaining. The Bush has produced hundreds of groundbreaking premieres since its inception in 1972, many of them Bush commissions, and hosted guest productions by leading companies and artists from across the world.Visit Website
All Star Lanes White City
Enjoy bowling in style at the opulent All Star Lanes White City in north London. Head to one of the eight lanes in the main hall to soak up the 1950s atmosphere while trying out your bowling skills. The Lanes Kitchen restaurant serves up mouth-watering dishes with an American twist. Drink and dance in one of the art deco bars or try your hand at karaoke.Visit Website
Making sweating enjoyable drives everything Gymbox does, unique exercise classes and nightly resident DJs.Visit Website
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