Shepherd’s Bush for the shoppers!
13 August 2015
Shepherds Bush may not have the reputation as one of London’s best nightspots. The majority of people flock here to shop at the impressive Westfield shopping centre. But don’t just judge an area on its reputation alone.
Look further in to Shepherds Bush and you will be pleasantly surprised. The area is awash with great pubs to drink in, impressive shopping options and places to eat on the spectrum from street food right up to serious top end restaurants.
If you enjoy a drink? Try the locals favourite The Princess Victoria. A real classic British boozer that does great food or maybe you can be tempted by the ever popular brewery BrewDog that serves their own craft beer. For food there is the small but excellent Hummingbird Cafe which is independently run and is famous in the area for their coffee. If you want culture – Shepherds Bush Empire boasts a 2,000 capacity and one of the better sounds of the bigger venues in London plus an ability to attract a solid selection of acts across the genres. Theatre wise, look no further than the Bush Theatre which is world famous for its focus on new writing and raw talent and encouraging playwrights from every background possible.
The main heartbeat of the area is the Shepherds Bush Green, which is a vibrant eight acre park flanked by trees that is perfect for summer chilling and outside eating. To the greens Northwest is where you’ll find the juggernaut shopping centre, Westfield which is packed, full of all the expected high street brands. But if you are looking for a more independent feel – you can’t go wrong – with the Shepherds Bush Market which is a 95 year old local institution. The market is the polar opposite to the modern day high street shopping experience you will find at Westfield, with everything from butchers and world food to home-made outfits and bric-a-brac.
It seems East is the word in London at the moment but Shepherds Bush is a solid example that the West still packs a punch.
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