Shepherd’s Bush is somewhere that people flock to. It is home to one of the U.K’s most well-known shopping centres, but that is far from the only reason you should head to Shepherd’s Bush.
It can sometimes feel like you have done yourself a disservice by leaving a place before the sun goes down. Bush Hall is a place that is dripping in history. Hosting indie music and a range of events, it is a vibrant and exciting space. Not only does it welcome indie artists, but it has a variety of more well-known acts and hosts nightclubs too.
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While there is more to do than just shopping, shopping in Westfield is designed for a true shopaholic. As big as around 30 football pitches, which is something like 150,000 m2, it’s ideal for the big shopping days. You can spend from opening until close here quite easily, but there are over 50 different places to eat to keep your energy up. Ranging from sit-down to grab-and-go food. If you want to clock up a week’s worth of steps in a single day, here is where you are going. In order to properly relax, have the Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush booked for after. So you can sink into bed and dream about all of the things you’ll buy tomorrow.
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If you want high-quality traditional Caribbean food, then Ochi is the place. Every dish is packed with flavor and is a celebrity favourite – Rihanna, Rick Ross, Mavado, and more have enjoyed their delicious dishes. Check out the menu online, so you know what is available on the day you’re planning to visit. Whatever you get, make sure you get food to take out too. Because one taste won’t be enough.
After the shopping and the delicious food, you are probably going to crave some fresh air and greenery. Holland House has a gorgeous Jacobean style, one that is more than photograph worthy. To really make the most of it, you will want to go to the Kyoto Gardens too. This garden might be on the smaller side, but the landscaping is breathtaking, and it’s known for it’s a calm and relaxing atmosphere. If you head there during the summer, there are a range of opera performances, and outdoor theatre shows too.
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Shepherd’s Bush Market
If you aren’t one for the glitz and glam of the big chains in Westfield, then Shepherd’s Bush Market is ideal. It is open 6 days a week and has a massive range of goods. From fruits and vegetables to clothing and accessories. Grabbing a bite to eat or a quick coffee is easy here with places like Cafe 2000 offering a range of tasty treats.
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