Most famous as one of the go-to destinations for shopping in London, Shepherd’s Bush has many other attractions to offer visitors, including buzzing bars, bustling markets and exceptional music venues. If you’re visiting W12, here’s a list of the best things to see and do in Shepherd’s Bush.
Satisfy your shopping urges at Westfield
The gigantic shopping venue is quite literally the definition of a shopperholic’s paradise. Spanning a staggering 43 acres, the floor area covers 150,000 m², which is the equivalent of about 30 football pitches. With nearly 360 shops all in walking distance from one another, you can quite literally spend the whole day at Westfield, getting lost in the plethora of stores it has to offer. The famous shopping destination boasts a variety of powerhouse designers, international brands and anchor stores. If you work up an appetite from all the shopping, Westfield offers around 50 different eateries, ranging from casual on-the-go food spots to sit-down venues. If you’re planning a trip to the landmark venue, make sure you wear comfortable footwear because of the mileage you’ll cover.
Visit the Linford Christie Stadium
Originally called the West London stadium, the venue was renamed after sprinter Linford Christie the year after he won Olympic 100m gold. The Jamaican-born British former sprinter grew up near Shepherd’s Bush and won gold at the Olympics at the age of 32, making him the oldest athlete to win the 200m sprint. The sports ground has many facilities on offer to guests including a batting cage, football and hockey pitches and tracks.
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