Shepherds Bush - Shepherd’s Bush is truly a cosmopolitan capital, packed full of restaurants serving delicious food no matter what cuisine you fancy. You’ll find over 100 restaurants in the district alone, from Abu Zaad, which serves delicious middle eastern cuisine at great value, to Adams Cafe, a greasy spoon by day and North African bistro by night, when it brings out its best mood lighting and exotic Moroccan delicacies.
You also won’t want to leave Uxbridge Street off your list. Famous for its food spots, it plays host to every cuisine imaginable and has an authenticity about it that you won’t find in Shepherd’s Bush’s more touristy areas. The Bush Hall Dining Rooms is particularly worth checking out, with its laid-back ambience and wide range of food options, from tasty burgers and pizza to salt and pepper squid.
If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy a few drinks with friends or family, Shepherd’s Bush doesn’t disappoint. Don your best suit or sparkly dress and sip champagne at Searcys, a luxury champagne bar located in the Westfield Shopping Centre. Pubs include the Defector’s Weld, with its relaxed and homely atmosphere and premier selection of beers, cocktails and classic pub grub, and the Princess Victoria, which has a rich history as one of London’s first gin palaces.
Shepherd’s Bush is also home to QPR FC and the former BBC Television centre for decades, the BBC Television Centre in west London was home to some of the nation's best-loved programmes. The site was sold to make way for a housing and leisure development. More than 900 flats have been created on the site, and some of the old magic is set to return to the studios too. A growing cluster of eateries has moved in at Television Centre too. From independent local cafés to Soho House’s roster of buzzy restaurants, there’s something for every taste, at every time of day. See more and what's on at this amazing redevelopment here: Television Centre
White City - Moments down the road from Shepherd’s Bush you have White City. Just north of Shepherds Bush, West London’s compact White City neighbourhood has spent years being overlooked in favour of Notting Hill, Hammersmith, and other notable neighbours. But following an epic £8 billion regeneration scheme that has involved the transformation of the former BBC Television Centre buildings, as well as the recent arrival of chic membership club Soho House’s latest outpost White City House, it’s clear that White City is rapidly becoming West London’s latest sought-after spot for young professionals in the capital.
What’s more, the addition of a Royal College of Art campus is bringing some much-needed creativity to the area, while the short distance to Westfield Shopping Centre and White City Place means you’re never far from a shopping fix or a myriad of dining options. Throw in great transport connections, good schools and the sports facilities of Wormwood Scrubs, and you’ve got everything you need for the ultimate in city living.
White City Place is West London’s creative campus. From global business leaders to cultural institutions, this is a community where innovative organisations thrive. With energetic shared spaces, lively restaurants and tree-lined avenues, this is a place built for collaboration. The area has a rich history: turn‐of‐the‐century expositions, the 1908 Olympics and a long heritage of BBC broadcasting. As White City matures as a cultural destination, we’re transforming this influential past into a future that’s just as far-reaching. Gateway Central is now under construction, with 40% already pre-let to L’Oréal for their new UK headquarters. This is set to open in 2022 along with Gateway West, followed by the Gateway East tower. Read more here.
Old Oak Common & Park Royal The regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal will provide a compelling new place for Londoners to live and work. The 650 ha site, with plans for one of the largest regeneration projects, in the best-connected place in the UK is being brought forward by the Mayor of London's Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation - OPDC.
Built around the only place where HS2 meets the Elizabeth line, with connections to central London, the north and west of England, as well as Heathrow Airport, OPDC's plans will create up to 25,000 new homes and 65,000 new jobs, fuelling the UK economy by £7.6 billion a year. The £26 billion redevelopment will further enhance west London's appeal alongside the expansion and growth of White City and Europe's largest shopping centre, Westfield. The area will also be home to a 25 acre, £3 billion new campus for imperial college London, one of the UK's leading universities.
Park Royal is already the UK's prime manufacturing and logistics district and the new residential, retail, education and transport focus will cement Old Oak as the go-to destination in west London.
Acton One of west London’s best-kept secrets, savvy Londoners head to Acton for its lively community, spacious properties, food and drink from all over the world and plenty of green space. Some of the best transport links in the capital and excellent value for money properties cement Acton’s status as one of the city’s most exciting up-and-coming hotspots.
Residents of Acton enjoy one of the best food and drink scenes in west London, with gastronomic delights from all over the world available to try. For lunch, we’d recommend Studio 102’s deli offerings or Mr Bake Me for café food and crepes. Art of Chimney Cake is the place to go for an afternoon treat. In the evening, local favourites include Ezo Japanese for incredible sushi without the price tag, The Rocket for amazing pub food and Fed & Watered for a top-quality meal and a buzzing atmosphere. Vindinista Wine Shop is a cosy place to stop off for drinks and nibbles- pick up your own bottle to enjoy at home too. Acton’s got plenty of entertainment for a weekend or after-work activity too. Speed junkies will enjoy TeamSport Indoor Go-Karting, while Putt in the Park offers a 15-hole minigolf course.
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