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5 Reasons to Work in Shepherd’s Bush

5 Reasons to Work in Shepherd’s Bush

Find out more about this bustling pocket of West London and discover why you should base your business in Shepherds Bush.

Once a resting point for shepherds on their way to Smithfield market in the City of London, Shepherd's Bush has now become a popular area for businesses Here are our top 5 reasons why... 

Close up of Shepherds Bush tube station on a tube map.

1. Fast links to the City

Shepherd's Bush is on five London Underground stations: White City and Shepherd's Bush station on the Central line; and Shepherd's Bush Market, Goldhawk Road and Wood Lane on the Hammersmith & City line. 

As well as Overground and Underground connections, Shepherd's Bush is also an important node on the bus network. With eighteen bus routes running through the district, it's a great location for entrepreneurs on the move and start-ups looking to rapidly grow their exposure. 

Indeed, Shepherds Bush businesses located at the Workspace® property, The Shepherd's Building benefit from its close proximity to Shepherd's Bush station. In a matter of minutes, they can speed into the City to liaise with clients, colleagues and potential partners. Not only this, but Heathrow Airport is on its doorstep, making the location perfect for building relationships overseas. 

Outside of Bush theatre in Shepherds Bush.

2. Rub shoulders with diverse creatives

Take a walk down Wood Lane and you'll find The BBC TV Centre. Here, The Beatles recorded their first television broadcast with the media giant. Keep walking, and you'll find the BBC's White City Building and The Media Village, used by the BBC and other media companies, such as Red Bee Media. 

If you’re in the media industry, being in Shepherd’s Bush will guarantee you're surrounded by like-minded companies and large players in the industry. You won't have to walk far to bump into a media guru or potential new collaborator. 

What's more, Bush Theatre situated on the green is one of the most celebrated new writing theatres in the world. It's built up an international reputation for discovering, nurturing and producing the best new theatre writers from a diverse range of backgrounds. Whether you want to take the team out to see a great show, or you're looking for new writing talent, Shepherd's Bush-based businesses are surrounded by lots of potential. 

People shopping in Shepherds Bush Market.

3. It's a foodie's paradise

Full-on morning in the office? Where better place to get lost than in Shepherd's Bush Market? It's one of London's favourite multicultural markets and a top attraction in the West of the city. Pile your plate high with ethnic food, spices, fruit, and vegetables. Market Yard is also a great place for affordable, delicious cuisine and a bar vibe. 

Or, if you're looking for an after-work meal, sample the different cuisines on Uxbridge Road. It's a bustling street boasting some of the greatest resturants in town. Primarily home to Irish and Caribbean communities, it now serves up some of the best Polish and Syrian cuisine. 

Street in Shepherds Bush lined with bars and restaurants.

4. Top watering holes

Look no further than The Sindercombe Social for a midday or post-work pint. You'll find the friendly watering hole just on the corner of Shepherd's Bush Green, an area with an eclectic range of pubs. Unless, of course, you're after homemade pub food and a cosy sit-down? In which case, Defector's Weld and its range of real ales and cosy upstairs bar is the place for you. 

Live music in Shepherds bush – singer playing a guitar with band and backup guitarists in the background.

5. The music scene

Buzzing during the day, buzzing during the night, Shepherd's Bush is filled with a slew of live music venues that don't disappoint. Shepherd's Bush Empire, which has graced the likes of David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan; Ginglik, an old converted Victorian toilet that comes alive with intimate live music events; and Bush Hall, which used to be a dancehall in the roaring 20s and now hosts a selection of club nights. Your team will be spoilt for choice. 

Want to become one of Shepherds Bush’s local businesses? Unlike other "flexible" office providers, Workspace® lets you design your own space. Whether it's your studio, workshop, agency or office, make your business feel truly at home. 

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