Shepherds Bush Area Guide

The name Shepherds Bush is thought to have originated from the use of the common land as a resting place for shepherds on their way to Smithfield Market.

Now probably best known for the Westfield shopping Centre (which is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe) and the BBC TV Centre at Wood Lane.  The Beatles recorded their first ever BBC broadcast at Lime Grove Studios in 1963 (now demolished) and a number of businesses including Endemol TV Company (Big Brother) and Jellycat (soft toys) are based here.

Shepherds Bush Green was redeveloped in 2012 and features large rotating football sculptures that were commissioned to commemorate the hosting of the 1908 Summer Olympics football in Shepherds Bush.

The Shepherds Bush Empire was home to a number of BBC shows including This is Your Life and is now a music venue that has hosted acts including Rolling Stones and David Bowie.  Bush Hall is a smaller venue which has showcased REM and Scissor Sisters in the past.

Local Information and Property Activity


W4 1PD

Shepherds Bush Local Schools

Primary State
St Stephens C of E Primary School
Miles Coverdale Primary School
Addison Primary School

Independent Prep and Pre-Prep
Tabernacle School
Young Dancers Academy
Secondary State
The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial RC School
Jack Tizard School
Hammersmith Academy

Secondary Independent
Tabernacle School
Young Dancers Academy