The neighbourhood’s residential streets showcase some impressive classical architecture. Much of the housing in this area consists of three and four storey terraced houses dating from the late 19th century. There are also a number of terraces, many which have been subsequently divided into flats and maisonettes.
Shepherd's Bush is a culturally and commercially diverse area, with a village like feel despite its close proximity to central London. It boasts the enormous Westfield shopping centre which is home to 300+ retail stores and 60+ restaurants. Shepherd's Bush locals can also be found frequenting the small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants along the main thoroughfares of Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road. The green spaces of Wendell Park and Ravenscourt Park are both very close by, and make the area popular with families as well as young professionals alike.
The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, built in 1903, is a well-establish local live music venue which has hosted popular acts including David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan. Bush Hall, a smaller independent venue, hosts independent music acts and live events. For the sports fan, Shepherd's Bush is home to Loftus Road stadium where the Queens Park Rangers football club play their home matches.
The surrounding areas are also a fundamental reason why Shepherd’s Bush is so popular. You are a short distance from Chiswick High Road, and Notting Hill and Holland Park, plus the River Thames, and the Hammersmith Apollo are also close by.