Living in Shepherds Bush area information and guide

Shepherds Bush area overview

Shepherds Bush in west London is an area on the up. For a long time it had a reputation for being slightly''rough around the edges' but now its well and truly on the cusp of greatness. The area is very large both in terms of area and population. It is bounded by Wormwood Scrubs park to the north and Goldhawk Park to the south.

Although it is mainly a residential area, its focus is the shopping area of Shepherd's Bush Green, the north side of which is home to the Westfield shopping centre, the largest urban shopping mall in Europe. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road, Goldhawk Road and Askew Road, all containing a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Loftus Road football stadium in Shepherd's Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers F.C..

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Key statistics for
Shepherds Bush W12

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
£ £ £ £ £
People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Urban Cool
< 20 years old
Republic of Ireland, Australia, Jamaica
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Shepherds Bush?

Shepherds Bush contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • East Acton (W12 0)
  • White City (W12 7)
  • Shepherd's Bush Central (W12 8)
  • Emlyn Road (W12 9)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Shepherds Bush

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
Wood Lane
H'smith & City
Baker Street (14 min)
White City
Oxford Circus (15 min)
East Acton
Oxford Circus (18 min)
Latimer Road
H'smith & City
Baker Street (12 min)
Goldhawk Road
H'smith & City
Baker Street (18 min)
Shepherd's Bush
Oxford Circus (12 min)
Shepherd's Bush Central
H'smith & City
Baker Street (16 min)
Shepherd's Bush
Bond Street (10 min)
Ladbroke Grove
H'smith & City
Baker Street (11 min)
North Acton
Oxford Circus (20 min)
Kensal Green
Oxford Circus (21 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

17% of non-UK born population


6% of non-UK born population


5% of non-UK born population

Type: Urban Cool

This area is dominated by successful city dwellers owning or renting expensive flats in trendy inner-urban locations.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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This map shows the main points for the following locations:

Pubs & Bars
Restaurants & Cafes
Open spaces
Shops & Markets

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