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Shepherds Bush went from humble beginnings, literally as a place for shepherds to rest on their way to Spitalfields Market, to the site of many of London’s most important historic events and greatest institutions. It was the site of the 1908 Olympics, the Franco-British Exhibition the same year, the Japan-British Exhibition two years later, and now it has a Westfield! Therefore, you won’t be stuck for things to do. Strolling through Shepherds Bush Green, around which the area sprang in the late 19th century, is a lovely way to relax before going about your day of sightseeing!

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We’ve opted for live music, principally because of the venue. Bush Hall was built in 1904 as a music hall and a dance hall (the “music halls” of that time were a great London tradition) before being used as almost everything else in between. It has been reclaimed as a music and dance hall and very successfully runs one of London’s best live music calendars. Tickets are cheap and you can be assured that in a couple of years time, you’ll be able to say to your friends: “I saw that multi-million double-platinum artist when they were just starting out at Bush Hall”.

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You’re not stuck for choices, put it that way. There’s the BBC’s White City, which though having been sold, still retains a large amount of its production force in the building and has a high broadcast output. There’s the Lord Leighton Museum; a small but immensely opulent museum on the edge of Holland Park. There’s the Louis T Blouin Institute, which specialises in the link between art and neuroscience (definitely worth a look), and of course you have Westfield for all your shopping needs!

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With so much to do, and a lot of it involving shopping, what better place to stay than right in the thick of it? Fortunately you’re spoilt for choice with our selection of budget and discounted hotels in the area, so get on over to our Shepherds Bush hotel booking service to make your reservation!

Shepherds Bush Green

Here is the focus of the area, 8 acres of grass surrounded by trees which is known as Shepherds Bush Green. At the moment this is not the ideal place to relax in as it’s no more than a transport hub with tube stations and no less than 13 bus routes that will take you all over London. It’s due to be revamped into a landmark space thanks to significant investment from Westfield London!

Address: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, W12

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If you fancy trying out one of London’s funkiest clubs you should come to this hidden gem underneath Shepherds Bush Green known as Ginglik. This used to be a Victorian toilet but has since been transformed into a renowned venue where you can see bands, DJ’s and comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Al Murray.

Address: 1 Shepherd's Bush Green, London, Greater London W12 8PH
Phone: 020 7348 8968

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West 12 Shopping Centre

This slightly ugly American style building is the West 12 Shopping Centre where you will find plenty of shops and a multi screen cinema to keep you occupied on rainy days.

Address: Shepherds Bush W12 8PP
Phone: 020 8746 0038

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Westfield London Shopping Centre

Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield London, will open here in October 2008. As this will be home to masses of boutiques, shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, a 14 screen cinema, a centre for the arts and a spa this will be a must see place!

Address: Centre Management Suite, Unit 4006, Ariel Way, London, Greater London W12 7GF
Phone: 020 3371 2300

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Shepherds Bush Train Station

The brand new Shepherds Bush Train Station will be situated here! It’s uncertain when the railway station will open though as the platforms that were built are 18 inches too narrow to cope with passenger volume, so will have to be rebuilt!

Address: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London W12

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Shepherds Bush Tube Station

This is Shepherds Bush Tube Station on the Central Line. This is currently closed as its being totally remodelled to cope with the influx of passengers coming to Westfield London. It’s due to reopen in October 2008 and will become the main gateway to the brand new shopping centre.

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Bush Theatre

You have a golden opportunity to see premieres of the work of some of the hottest new playwrights in the world right here at Bush Theatre, so make sure you book tickets to see the latest play here during your stay.

Address: 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ
Phone: 020 8743 5050

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Shepherds Bush Empire!

This is what Shepherds Bush is most famous for – the Shepherds Bush Empire! You can watch top bands perform here. David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Muse have all played here.

Address: Shepherd's Bush Green, London W12 8TT
Phone: 020 8354 3300

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Shepherds Bush Walkabout

One of the most popular pubs is this one – the Shepherds Bush Walkabout. Known for being a live sports and music venue, it’s really popular with local Australians and New Zealanders so come here and soak up the Aussie/ New Zealand vibe!

Address: 56 Shepherd's Bush Green, London, Greater London W12 8QE
Phone: 020 8743 2006

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Shepherds Bush Market

Treat yourself to a lively and colourful experience and go to the Shepherds Bush Market which caters largely to the Afro-Caribbean and Somali communities that live here. The stalls sell anything from exotic fruit and vegetables to household goods.

Address: 52 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 7JD
Phone: 020 8743 5089

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Tube Station on Hammersmith & City Line

You will find Shepherds Bush Tube Station on the Hammersmith & City Line here. It will be renamed to Shepherds Bush Market Tube Station when the remodelled Central Line tube station reopens.

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Bush Hall

Yet another music venue in Shepherds Bush! This time it’s the more intimate Bush Hall which has been transformed from an Edwardian dance hall into a venue where acoustic performers and bands performing fan gigs like to play. The likes of REM and the Scissor Sisters have played here in the past!

Address: 310 Uxbridge Road, London, Greater London W12 7LJ
Phone: 020 8222 6955

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Goldhawk Road

To browse some of Shepherd Bush’s independent shops and try out some of its restaurants you should take a stroll along Goldhawk Road where you’ll find anything from African to Thai food to tempt your taste buds.

Address: 57 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8EG

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Goldhawk Road Tube Station

Goldhawk Road Tube Station provides you with additional tube access to the Hammersmith & City Line if your hotel is situated on this side of the district. This station has been in existence since 1914!

Address: 57 Goldhawk Rd, London W12 8EG
Phone: 020 8749 3053

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Wood Lane Tube Station

This is the site of the brand new Wood Lane Tube Station which is being built to cope with the predicted influx of people coming to Westfield London on the Hammersmith & City Line. It’s the first new station built on an existing tube line for 70 years!

Address: 104 A219, Greater London W12 7

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BBC Television Centre

You will find BBC Television Centre here – the headquarters of the BBC. You should book in advance to go on a tour of the building so you can get to see places like the news desk and TV studios. You can even apply for free tickets to be part of a show audience!

Address: London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London W12

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Loftus Road Football Ground

Loftus Road Football Ground which is home to Queens Park Rangers (a well known English football club) is situated here. If its football season whilst you’re in London you should get tickets to watch a match!

Address: Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, London W12 7PJ
Phone: 020 8743 0262

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White City Tube Station

White City Tube Station on the Central Line is situated in the residential north of Shepherds Bush. Even this station is undergoing refurbishment as the district goes through a serious facelift.

Address: Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7RH
Phone: 0843 222 1234

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Wormwood Scrubs

Here lies Wormwood Scrubs, common land which is actually the largest open space in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It’s a nature reserve, so you can take a really relaxing walk here. It’s also home to the Linford Christie sports stadium and athletics track. The infamous prison (also called Wormwood Scrubs) is next door!

Address: Little Wormwood Scrubs Park, London, W10 6AD

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Wendell Park

Wendell Park is a secluded little park tucked in amongst some of Shepherds Bush’s residential streets. It’s the perfect place to escape to if you want to spend a couple of hours away from the hustle and bustle of London!

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Louise Blouin Institute

This foundation and airy institute experiments with the relationship between art and neuroscience, art and luxury, art and culture, and art and whatever, really. In the impressive exhibition centre in Shepherds Bush, the academically-minded will find a huge amount of food for thought, and definitely a heap of inspiration.

Address: 3 Olaf Street, Notting Hill, London W11 4BE
Phone: 020 7985 9600

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