What makes Shepherds Bush a special place?


Shepherds Bush started developing in the early part of the nineteenth century right through until the late twentieth century. Earlier the place was better known to be a pasture that was used by shepherds when they were on the way to the market located at Smithfield.

In 1964 the West London Railway had the railway built a station at the Shepherd’s Bush. This allowed people to travel to London from this place. In turn, this paved way for residential buildings to be built and people started setting up shop in Shepherds Bush.

Geographical Information

This place is a district in West London with an estimated population of about 12,000 people as of 2018. The distance between Shepherds Bush and London is a little less than 5 miles. You can choose to travel either by bus, taxi, metro or choose personal transportation.  The fastest way to commute would indisputably be by metro which is something most people choose.


In the year 2008 Westfield shopping centre opened up in Shepherds Bush. The large shopping centre was apparently the third largest one in Britain and the largest one in London. With the size equivalent to 30 football pitches the centre is still said to be growing.

There are many residential buildings and the most popular one would be the White City Estate that began construction in the early 1930s. It has a mixed community with people originating from different parts of the world including New Zealand, Australia, and Poland.

Westfield London: House of Fraser, John Lewis, and Marks and Spencer are some of the departmental places that you can find in this shopping centre. You can also find Primark and Next in this shopping centre.

Market: You can choose to visit the different fruit & veg shops in Shepherd’s Bush Market, and the many fabrics shops if you want a market type of experience. Most markets are closed on Sunday’s and are open from 9 AM until 6 PM on all the other days.

Food: The London Secret Garden, Belushi’s, Ping Pong Shepherds Bush, and Busaba in Westfield are some of the most popular eateries that you might not want to miss out on.  Apart from this there are also a variety of outlets serving food from all parts of the world.

Entertainment: The Bush Theatre, Funstation, and the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire are some of the popular entertainment spots. There are also other places of interest for you and your family when you visit the Shepherds Bush.