London Shepherd's Bush - mini local travel guide!

Get to Know the Area:

Shepherd's Bush is a vibrant district in the West of London known for its energetic atmosphere, diverse community and great shopping. The area is called Shepherd’s Bush due to its history with shepherding and land for grazing in the past.
Shepherd's Bush is home to the renowned Westfield London shopping centre, as well as the iconic music venue, Shepherd's Bush Empire.


Why here?!
Our hostel in Shepherd's Bush provides excellent connectivity and is just opposite the tube, offering easy access to most parts of London. If you're attending an event at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, you're in luck it’s just a ten minute walk through the Shepherds Bush Green.

Our Hidden Gems:
While there are countless attractions in London, we've handpicked a couple of hidden gems in Shepherd's Bush for you to explore:

  1. Shepherds Bush Market: Okay, so this one may not be a ‘hidden gem’ but we still think it's worth the visit. This bustling market offers a vibrant mix of stalls selling fresh produce, international cuisine, clothing, and household goods. It's a fantastic place to immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in diverse culinary experiences.
  2. The Bush Theatre: Nestled in Shepherd's Bush, the Bush Theatre is a renowned venue for new plays and emerging artists. It showcases a diverse range of performances, providing an opportunity to discover unique theatrical experiences.

Our Foodie Recommendations:
We can't expect you to eat with us in Belushis every night, so we’ve added in a couple of local restaurants we personally recommend. 

  1. The Princess Victoria: This elegant gastropub offers a refined dining experience with a menu featuring modern British cuisine and a selection of fine wines and craft beers.
  2. Hummingbird Cafe: A hidden gem for brunch lovers, Hummingbird Cafe serves delicious breakfast and lunch dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients and creative flavours. Don't miss their mouth watering pastries and specialty coffee.
  3. 🍃Plant Option - The Meatless Farm: A plant-based fast-food restaurant offering a variety of vegan burgers, fries, and shakes. It's a great spot for satisfying your vegan burger cravings.


Our Local Pub/Bar Recommendations:
As long as you start and end the night with us we won’t be too picky about where you end up in the middle. 

  1. The Defector's Weld: This quirky pub offers a wide selection of craft beers, ales, and spirits in a relaxed atmosphere. With its cosy interior and lively outdoor terrace, it's a great spot to unwind and socialise.
  2. Albertine: A charming wine bar with a cosy ambiance, Albertine offers an impressive selection of wines from around the world. It's an ideal place for wine enthusiasts to savour a glass or two in a relaxed setting.


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