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LONDON AREA GUIDE: SHEPHERD’S BUSH

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Characteristics:

Shepherd’s Bush, an affluent and active area in West London with much to offer. Home to Europe’s largest urban shopping complex, Westfield, and its old-school street market, the Shepherd’s Bush Market ensures that the Bush is bustling day and night. It has a lot of pretty streets and nice looking terraced houses and has a roughly 8 acre area of open grass in its centre. In addition to this it is a major transport hub with 13 regular bus routes, over and underground. Shepherd’s Bush has a superb restaurant and eatery community as well as great entertainment provisions and art facilities.

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Price:

Studio flats range from £750pcm to £1,972pcm and a room in a flatshare can cost you anything from £337pcm to £1,462pcm.

Things to do:

As mentioned above the Westfield shopping center is what put Shepherd’s Bush on the map and it is definitely worth a visit. It is Europe’s largest indoor shopping mall, it’s bigger than 30 football pitches! and houses over 200 retail stores. The mall also has a Vue cinema if you fancy a movie. But if huge shopping malls are not your thing then do as the locals and head to the Shepherd’s Bush Market, here you can find anything from jewelry to small scale butchers and bakeries. If you’re into music we’re happy to tell you that Shepherd’s Bush is home to some great music venues like the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Bush Hall.

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Restaurants, pubs, clubs:

In Shepherd’s Bush you can find something to tickle any taste button, there are quite a few Middle Eastern restaurants along Uxbridge road but we recommend Abu Zaad and Ayam Zaman as they are both affordable, welcoming and full of character.  Don’t be fooled by the insipidity frontage at Mr Falafel, is a local legend located next to Shepherds Bush Market.  Bush Hall Dining Rooms, a modern European restaurant arguably serves some of the best dishes in the area and thai restaurant Jasmine serves great meals at any time of day. For drinks we recommend the Defector’s Weld, it has friendly service, a wide range of craft beer, cosy modern décor it is easily the best pub in the Bush followed by Crown & Sceptre, a traditional local pub with a friendly atmosphere. If you prefer a bar over a pub we think you should check out Albertine Wine Bar, Bush Theatre’s bar or Searcy’s Champagne Bar.

Transportation:

Shepherd’s Bush is well connected with 5 underground stations in the area as well as an overground station and 13 serviced bus routes. So getting to and from Shepherd’s Bush is never a problem!

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