What's your favourite thing in... Shepherd's Bush?

Let us know what you love about W12 for our forthcoming mag feature

© Valerio LoiShepherds Bush

Our weekly series of area guides continues apace, and soon our local spotlight will shine upon Shepherd's Bush. We'd love to hear your recommendations, so let us know your favourite things in the area (and what makes them so good!) in the comments below. You could even win a luxury hotel stay!


Freya N

Proud Mary's is a kiwi cafe and does a killer smashed avo on toast, and their toasted banana bread with maple butter is also to die for! When I lived in She-Bu I would frequent Red Sea on Uxbridge Road. The restaurant is quaint - the tables covered in plastic laminate, African artefacts on the walls, however they do the most delish Ethiopian food. The mixed meat (or veg) platter is great and eating with your hands makes for a unique culinary experience.


The friendly mix of people, Hummingbird Cafe, Bush Theatre, its hidden parks - Wormholt Park (lots of dog walkers) and Hammermsith Park (it has a Japanese Garden feature), the fantastic fruit and veg stalls, Shepherds Bush Market for those things you don't realise you need, Bush Hall, the antique furniture shops on Askew Road, W12 Shopping Centre for its pound shops and Knock2Bag comedy nights at Bar FM.

Erlend P

Where to start? The Defector's Weld, Albertine's Wine Bar, Shepherd's Bush Market, the newly refurbished Green, The Princess Victoria, Abu Zaad, Shepherd's Bush Theatre, the endless transport links, Nepalese Tandoori, Harana, A. Cookes Pie and Mash, Hummingbird Cafe, The Queen Adelaide, Stuarts London, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Bush Hall, Esarn Kheaw, The Spice Grills... I could go on forever, but if I had to pick just one... probably Patio, the lovely little polish restaurant on Goldhawk Road with the lovely food and the two lovely ladies who run it. Just... lovely!

Giorgia S

It was the Walkabout until it was bought out and is probably going to be made into luxury flats because what isn't around there.

James D

West 12 Shopping Centre - You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Leah T

the newly opened Brewdog, craft beer bar! Soo many delicious beers.

Keziah M

The Polish deli opposite the Hammersmith and City Tube. Cheap and great quality.

Mark T

Defectors Weld for a beer, Gymbox for gym, preferably not in that order

Emily F

Hummingbird Cafe definitely!


Got to be the Bush theatre!