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Shepherd’s Bush area guide

Find all the best gigs, plays, shops, restaurants, hotels, bars and things to do in this bustling part of west London

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Welcome to Shepherd’s Bush. The vibe? It’s hectic! With its Overground and Underground stations, a spaghetti-like road network, its old-school street market and the behemoth Westfield shopping centre, the Bush is bustling all day and all night. The area’s biggest selling point is that it’s home to great music venues like the Shepherd's Bush Empire and Bush Hall, original theatre courtesy of the Bush Theatre, as well as plenty of bars and restaurants from all over the world. Here’s our pick of the best things to do, see, eat and drink in Shepherd’s Bush.

What are your favourite Shepherd's Bush haunts? Let us know in the comments.

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The best bits of Shepherd’s Bush

Restaurants in Shepherd’s Bush

Albertine Restaurant

Albertine Restaurant

  • price 2 of 4

Located above the homely Albertine wine bar, this cosy little restaurant is now owned by TV chef Allegra McEvedy (who co-founded Leon, FYI). Expect lots of...

The Athenian White City

The Athenian White City

The first proper restaurant from The Athenian street-food chain is a big beast within White City Place, serving its signature souvlaki wraps (with salad and...

Abu Zaad

Abu Zaad

Big helpings, low prices and a rollickingly relaxed setting are the draws at this vast Syrian restaurant near Shepherd’s Bush Market – no wonder...

Adams Cafe

Adams Cafe

By day, this Shepherd’s Bush classic is a redoubtable greasy spoon with a fry-up menu to match; by night, it morphs into a cosy North African bistro with...

Things to do in Shepherd’s Bush

Bush Theatre

Bush Theatre

Bush Theatre has more than 30 years’ experience under its belt with a great record in comedy, satire and West End transfers.

Bars and pubs in Shepherd’s Bush

Albertine

Albertine

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Just down the road from BBC Television Centre, Albertine’s small bar has something of the student union about it, with closely packed, battered wooden...

Brewdog

Brewdog

  • price 2 of 4

The characterful Aberdeenshire brewery brings its love of craft beer – there are 40 choices on tap, plus more in bottles – to this site just off...

Defector’s Weld

Defector’s Weld

A west London gastropub with DJs Friday-Sundays, plus film, comedy, live music and quiz nights. They also have a 'snug bar' upstairs that's good to hole...

Queen Adelaide

Queen Adelaide

  • 3 out of 5 stars

Queen Adelaide feels a genteel world away from the bustling Uxbridge Road outside. Its smart, chandelier-lit dining room is separated from a buzzing pub by a...

Hotels in Shepherd’s Bush

The perfect weekend in Shepherd’s Bush

Sip: Albertine

Sip: Albertine

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

A cosy, lovely local with an excellent wine list.