Shepherds Bush is a vibrant part of London. It’s busy day and night thanks to its underground and overground stations, spaghetti-like road network, huge Westfield shopping centre, and old-school style street market. There is also plenty of entertainment so it’s easy to find things to do in your leisure time. Here are some ways you can relax in Shepherds Bush.
Take in a show
You should never be lost for a show or performance in Shepherds Bush thanks to its two top venues, The Empire, Bush Hall, and The Bush. The Bush theatre has been putting on shows for more than thirty years and its playlist includes transfers from the West End as well as lesser-known pieces. If you prefer live music, the Empire – a former BBC studio – has a gig roll as impressive as major venues in London, while at Bush Hall you can enjoy a more intimate performance in a lovely Edwardian dance hall.
Relax in a spa
You might have to travel a short distance into the neighbouring borough of Hammersmith to take advantage of K West London Spa offers, but it is worth it. The spa is a terrific place to relax and unwind. Choose a beauty treatment from a full menu of facials or one of the alternative therapies such as acupuncture or hypnotherapy. If you have a whole day, there’s nowhere quite like the K’s Wet Spa with its sauna, sanarium, Snow Paradise, hypnotherapy pool and foot baths.
Enjoy a Culinary Treat
Like most London boroughs there is a huge ethnic diversity in Shepherds Bush. It was home to London’s Caribbean and Irish communities, but these have now been joined by Afghani, Polish, Somali, and Indonesian. Just a walk along Uxbridge Road will give you an idea of how many countries are represented here. This is reflected in the culinary scene with restaurants and eateries featuring cooking from all over the world. Whether you want something casual like a Turkish kebab or an exotic Middle Eastern meal from Syria, a sharing experience of a Greek meze or Chinese dim sum, or a simple pizza or burger, you’ll find it in Shepherds Bush.
Shepherds Bush is truly representative of the cultural melting pot is London and whether you want to enjoy the daytime hustle and bustle or the exciting nightlife, you’ll find it easily enough here.