A popular and well known region of West London, Shepherd’s Bush is situated entirely within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Bordering Hammersmith, Holland Park, Willesden and Acton, Shepherd’s Bush is ideally located for access to the rest of the city.Shepherd’s Bush Common is an eight acre expanse which is generally considered the main attraction in the area and is the focal point for entertainment events in Shepherd’s Bush.
Nowadays Shepherd’s Bush is in danger of becoming known as “where Westfield is” since the mammoth shopping complex arrived in 2008. Its proximity to the BBC’s television centre meant there was always a steady stream of traffic to the area, something which has multiplied since the mall’s arrival. Westfield covers roughly 150,000 square metres, making it the largest indoor shopping centre in Europe. Aside from high street stores, restaurants, cafes and a cinema it also boasts a designer “Village” with the likes of Dior and Tiffany & Co.
Before Westfield arrived, Shepherd’s Bush was already home to a far more modest shopping centre and the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, as well as a plethora of multi-ethnic supermarkets and eateries along Uxbridge Road.