Area Spotlight: Shepherds Bush

Well connected with the Central and Overground TFL lines, Shepherds Bush remains a buzzing microcosm of London life located deep in the heart of West London. Bustling both day and night, there are a number of excellent amenities that are suited to anyone who is interested in moving into the area, as well as being a short tube ride from everything central London has to offer. For location and everything on offer, Shepherds Bush could be the place you are looking for.

Take a wander round Shepherds Bush with Caroline.

Local amenities

Westfield Shopping Centre, containing a wide array of shops from the designer (Burberry, Gucci, French Connection) to the high street (Topshop, H&M, River Island), as well as many places to eat and socialise.
Great music venues including Shepherds Bush Empire and Bush Hall.
A large selection of independent cafes, restaurants, bars and cosy pubs.


Tube: Shepherds Bush is serviced by many tube stations, most notably Shepherds Bush (Central/Overground) and White City (Circle/Hammersmith and City) which are both in Zone 2.

Rail: Shepherds Bush serves London Overground, with additional Southern trains available.

Bus: A large number of bus routes available to many destinations, including Camden Town, Piccadilly Circus and Clapham Junction (31, 94 and 49 respectively).

Local Schools

The area boasts a good selection of schools, including:

  • Ark Burlington Danes Academy, a Church of England non-selection mixed all-through school rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
  • Woodlane High School, which featured on BBC School Report News Day 2017, ranked ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
  • Jack Tizard School, a school for children with learning difficulties rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Green spaces

Shepherds Bush Common was revamped in 2013 after the 2012 London Olympics, and is a popular park, especially when the sun comes out. Other spaces include Wormholt Park and Hammersmith Park, which features a Japanese Garden, a gated children’s play area and Tennis Courts.

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