We're about to let you in on a big secret so listen up and listen close. Shepherd's Bush is bloody awesome. That's right. Here are 5 massive reasons to move to the area or at least pay a visit!
The beast that is Westfield White City is Europe's biggest shopping centre - the site covers 9 postcodes and 43 acres of land - so whether you're a big shopper or not, there's no denying the benefits of having everything you could ever possibly want or need right on your doorstep. Retail aside, there are restaurants, cinemas, beauty salons, nail bars, you name it, they've got it.
2. Proximity to central
Oh hello central London, didn't see you there! You could be forgiven for forgetting that in Shepherds Bush you're only 5 tube stops from Oxford Street which everyone knows is the centre of the universe. And even closer to home you've got the gorgeous and rather exclusive neighbourhoods of Holland Park and Notting Hill. A bit of a hidden treasure, Shepherds Bush is an affordable haven, literally just a brisk walk from some of London's most sought-after neighbourhoods.
3. Wining & dining!
In Askew Village at the heart of Shepherd's Bush is the fantastic Askew Road, where you will find a wealth of fantastic independent restaurants and delis. Big hitters include the Ginger Pig, Laveli Bakery, The Eagle pub and Adam's Café which is renowned for its fantastic cous cous! The emergence of Shepherd's Bush's food scene has been consistent and strong recently - making this a major draw for London foodies.
4. Beautiful property and investment opportunities!
The property up for grabs in this ticking time-bomb of an investment opportunity is a real eye-opener for newcomers. Long time residents have been in on the secret for years and they're now reaping the benefits of renewed interest in the area. Stroll around Askew Village and you'll see pretty Victorian terraces and glorious historic homes nestled neatly against sleek new developments. This neat village-feel is a major draw for those who want a local atmosphere in close proximity to the bustle of a global city centre.
Shepherd's Bush has a fantastic music and entertainment scene, with the legendary Shepherd's Bush Empire playing host to some of the industry's biggest names. You've also got the 144 seat Bush Theatre for theatre and comedy lovers, while Bush Hall, with its gorgeous Edwardian interiors is the place to get a fix of folk, blues, country, Americana and Alt-Rock performances. Shepherd's Bush has always been a vibrant cultural melting pot and the influences of the diverse communities in the area are easy to see and enjoy. For the best reggae vinyl in west London, go see the guys at Peckings Studio 1 on Askew Road!