Local area guide

Living in Shepherd's Bush

Thinking about moving to Shepherd's Bush? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Shepherd's Bush

Why Shepherd's Bush is a good place to live

Living in Shepherd's Bush offers a dynamic blend of rich heritage, vibrant cultural atmosphere, and an assortment of amenities at your fingertips. Known for its affordability when compared to neighbouring areas like Holland Park, Shepherd's Bush is an attractive option for those seeking to establish their home in a well-connected London suburb. The area has a high number of 'good' and 'outstanding' rated primary and comprehensive schools, making it an appealing choice for those with children. It also has excellent transportation links, including Central, Hammersmith & City, Overground, and local bus services, simplify commuting and exploring London. Where character is concerned, Shepherd's Bush exudes a quintessential London charm with its picturesque period houses and historic vibes.

What's Shepherd's Bush famous for?

Shepherd's Bush is famous for being home to Shepherd’s Bush Market, a bustling market renowned for its medley of stalls selling everything from fresh produce to textiles. Another claim to fame is the Westfield London, one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, a haven for the shopping-savvy. Music lovers might recognise Shepherd's Bush for the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, a historic music venue that has served as the stage for notable artists including Prince, David Bowie and Adele. The Bush Theatre, which supports and nurtures new playwrights, is another culturally significant asset the area boasts.

Things to do in Shepherd's Bush

Shepherd's Bush spoils the residents and visitors with a wealth of activities and experiences. For retail enthusiasts, shopping at Westfield London and Shepherd’s Bush Market is a must. If you're a fan of theatre and music, the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Bush Hall offer a variety of entertainment options, from soulful concerts to inspiring theatrical performances. Movie buffs can enjoy the latest releases at one of the two multiplex cinemas – Vue Cinema or the one inside Westfield. Sports enthusiasts can join activities at PlayFootball and the Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club. Meanwhile, dining and socialising options abound, from upscale restaurants to laid-back pubs, enriching the living experience in Shepherd's Bush.

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Transport in Shepherd's Bush

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Local connections

Shepherd's Bush Central
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Shepherd's Bush
National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Shepherd's Bush Hammersmith & City
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Goldhawk Road
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Kensington (Olympia)
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Holland Park
0.6 miles / 1.0 km

Schools in Shepherd's Bush

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Education in Shepherd's Bush

London Vocational Ballet School
Ages: 10 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2021)
Norland Place School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Addison Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Ages: 2 - 14 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

Local pubs in Shepherd's Bush

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  • Belushi's Shepherds Bush

    London W12

    A great sports and live music venue overlooking Shepherd's Bush Green, Belushi's in Shepherd's Bush is the ideal place for a spot of lunch or dinner after a day of retail therapy at the nearby Westfield shopping centre.

  • Central Bar

    Shepherds Bush, London, W12

    This pub is in on the first floor of the W12 Centre, opposite the Central Line underground station.

  • Stewart Arms

    London W11

    Welcome to The Stewart Arms, your local pub based in Notting Hill. A traditional pub offering a wide variety of drinks and exciting offers. Relax with a refreshing pint of your favourite larger in hand and a great atmosphere. We hope to see you soon!

  • All Star Lanes White City

    London W12

    With retro bowling lanes, live entertainment, and a restaurant serving up American comfort food, All Star Lanes has got the perfect recipe for a legendary time - day or night.

  • Sindercombe Social

    London W12

    WELCOME TO THE SINDERCOMBE SOCIAL Serving rotating seasonal craft brews and top draw Wines & Spirits, with live music four nights a week we’ve got all your dusk to dawn needs covered.

  • BrewDog Shepherds Bush

    London W12

    40 taps of craft beer on offer plus extensive menus of food and vintage arcade machines, for those who wish to exercise their appetites and thumbs alongside their quest to discover the best beers on the planet.