About The Area

Shepherd’s Bush Area Guide

Shepherd’s Bush is an affluent and very active area in West London, 4.9 miles west of Charing Cross. It has extensive retail facilities, including the Westfield Shopping Centre, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. Shepherd's Bush has the postal code W12.

The area has fantastic transport links. It is serviced by five underground stations which together link Shepherd’s Bush to the Central, Hammersmith & City and London Overground lines. Shepherd’s Bush Green – a roughly 8 acre area of open grass and roads - is a major transport hub, and is serviced by 13 regular bus routes. Shepherd’s Bush has superb entertainment provisions and arts facilities.

For a great location with good transport links and a variety of things on offer, considering relocating your business to Shepherd’s Bush.

Why do business in Shepherd's Bush?

Businesses that value entertainment provisions and are keen to make the most of a West End location will appreciate Shepherd's Bush as an enviable location. New media companies looking to get involved amid a creative, innovative backdrop will also be able to leverage strong business links and contacts.
Proximity to Central London
The area of Shepherd's Bush boasts impressive transport links with close proximity to Central London. As it is regularly served by five London Underground stations - Shepherd's Bush, Wood Lane, White City, Shepherd's Bush Market and Goldhawk Road - it is very easy to negotiate the capital's inner city.

Lower overheads
Small businesses and start-ups will also appreciate the costs of being based outside of Central London to be far more appropriate to their working budget. Shepherd's Bush is easily accessible via the M4 motorway; subsequently its commercial property will appeal to employees within and just outside the London M25 orbital.

What businesses does Shepherd's Bush suit?

New media
With the region's emphasis firmly on creativity, innovation and culture, Shepherd's Bush is an ideal strategic business location for new media firms. Located within easy reach of the existing media hub of Soho, the area enjoys unparalleled mobility to enhance business exposure.
As a logistics or warehouse firm, businesses can really benefit from Shepherd's Bush's unique location. Sandwiched between Central London and direct motorway access to the rest of the country, Shepherd's Bush is a short drive from London Heathrow and the M4, M1 and M25 motorways.
As a region that boasts considerable retail links and experise, Shepherd's Bush is highly attractive for start-up and small retail businesses seeking to take advantage of significant trade opportunities. In close proximity to the largest urban shopping centre in Europe, it is certainly an area that enjoys tremendous footfall.

"Shepherds Bush Common in London, spring 2013" by Chmee2 is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Shepherd’s Bush is serviced by five underground stations – Shepherd’s Bush, Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush Market, White City, and Wood Lane. These offer unparalleled mobility around the area itself, and also rapid transport into the inner City.

Liverpool Street: 26 minutes

Canary Wharf: 41 minutes

Waterloo: 28 minutes

Bank: 23 minutes

Due to its emphasis on retail and culture, Shepherd’s Bush has some fantastic eateries. Mimouza (21 Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8PH) is an authentically themed Moroccan restaurant complete with exotic music, costumed servers and delicious food. Alternatively, check out Tatra (24 Goldhawk Rd, Sheperd's Bush, London W12 8DH) which offers up Polish and Eastern European cuisine from a menu that changes daily, along with an extensive vodka menu including flavoured home-made vodkas. Shepherd’s Bush is also home to many Italian restaurants and pizzerias, authentic Mexican restaurants and a number of upbeat cafes. There’s something for everyone, whatever your culinary tastes.

Pub-wise, the Princess Victoria (217 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 9DH) is a good choice. Housed in a beautiful building that has been lovingly restored, it offers a fantastic range of gastronomic food and a wine list with over 350 bottles. Albertine Wine Bar (1 Wood Lane, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 7DP) is a very stylish local bar filled with candles and relaxed pipe music, attracting a sophisticated clientele. If you’re looking to continue your night after closing time, you have a lot of choice, and many of the clubs have unique selling points, such as Ginglik (1 Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8PH). Housed in a former underground public toilet, it offers a dark and individual clubbing experience that incorporates excellent DJs and obliging staff.

Shepherd’s Bush Market

One of the busiest markets in London, Shepherd’s Bush Market is a local affair that brings together many of the area’s multicultural inhabitants resulting in an event with a distinctly worldly feel. The market is particularly well suited to food shopping – you’ll find authentic Asian spices, vegetables and West Indian cuisine.

Shepherd’s Bush Empire

From local bands to internationally-renowned performers, no musical act escapes the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. The venue was built in 1903 and continues to thrive to this day.