One of West London’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, Shepherd’s Bush offers plenty in the way of culture, food and drink. With impressive credentials – it’s home to two of the city’s most famous music venues (the Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Bush Hall) as well as the largest shopping centre in Europe (Westfield) – it offers visitors a truly local snapshot of London life. Here Culture Trip has picked the best hotels in Shepherd’s Bush to book now.
LUMA Concept Hotel
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Spread across the floors of four Edwardian terrace houses, the LUMA is all about high-quality, no-frills comfort. The somewhat austere exterior hides what lies within: a hip design inspired by local Victorian landmark, the Osram Factory. Oozing urban functionality, the rooms have been designed to maximise space and offer a great night’s sleep. Check in is available 24/7 and each room is equipped with a piping hot power shower, a Nespresso coffee machine and high-speed Wi-Fi. Make the most of the concierge service – which can pick up anything from ‘sold-out’ theatre tickets to a new dress for your night out – and the complimentary breakfast, which is ample enough to set you up for a long day.
Given its chic interiors and cosmopolitan vibe, it’s hard to believe that the K West Hotel used to be a BBC office and recording studio. Though it’s shaken off the corporate demeanour, K West has honoured the space, with even the smallest room treated to a cool 23 square metres and almost an entire floor dedicated to the in-house spa. There’s a smartphone in every room full of information about local points of interest and the bathrooms are kitted out with White Company products. Whether you’re looking to put a dent in your credit card at nearby Westfield Shopping Centre or simply de-stress with a hydrotherapy session in the spa, K West is a must for the luxury-loving traveller.
Once home to a cinema then a bingo hall, the Grade-II listed Pavilion building (in which the Dorsett is housed) is something of a local legend. Though each room has been demurely decorated with a fusion of Chinese elegance and British grandeur, the bar is the real star of the show here – with its glass roof, art deco carpentry and seven-floor vaulted ceiling, it perfectly showcases China’s sleek industrialism and offers a truly spectacular spot for a morning coffee or pre-dinner cocktail. Loosen up with a massage in the top floor spa before heading for a feast of Asian cuisine down in the hotel restaurant.
Offering 21 uniquely designed rooms just a stone’s throw from Westfield Shopping Centre, this boutique hotel has all the basic amenities for those after a comfortable night’s stay on a budget. Each room features soundproof windows, a TV and fridge as well as a modern bathroom complete with toiletries. Down in the lobby you’ll find a small but well-stocked bar and comfy sofas perfect for a pre-dinner drink.
With its picture-lined stairway, vintage interiors and cosy atmosphere, a stay at W12 Rooms feels more like being a guest at someone’s house than a city hotel. The personal touches can be found throughout, with each room featuring a writing desk, complimentary chilled water and flat screen TV. You’ll find the bathrooms to be impeccably clean, bright and modern and the handmade beds as comfy as staying in your own.