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A locals' guide to W12

"The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire was originally an Edwardian music hall and is now a popular venue for music artists."

Mark Nockles

"The perfect spot next to Westfield London and bustling Uxbridge Road to eat your lunch or relax in the sun."

Annabelle Bent

"Open Monday - Saturday, Shepherd's Bush Market is a hive of activity between Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road."

Mark Nockles

What is your favourite place?

Where do W12 locals go?

The Sindercombe Social

Perfect for after work drinks or a bite to eat before a gig at the O2 empire, theres a laid back vibe and they have a DJ at the weekends.

Wellbourne Brasserie

It's great for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has an amazing alfresco terrace overlooking the green.

Jamie Oliver Cookery School

Jamie Oliver's cookery school offers a fantastic range of cooking classes to suit all ages and abilities.There's lots to see and do!

Bush Hall Dining Rooms

Classic British food in vintage-style surroundings, this restaurant is the perfect place for a family get together.

Detour Café

The loveliest little café, where the owner Kelly will make you a fantastic flat white and an even better gourmet sandwich.

Patio Restaurant

Traditional Polish cuisine and a convenient setting just off Shepherd's Bush Common. The dishes are comforting and the interior is welcoming.

Mr Falafel

Delicious Palestinian food in Shepherd's Bush Market - this place is an institution, having been there since the 1980s.

The Ginger Pig

A superb butchers with top quality meat and amazing roast dinner sandwiches!

Pergola on The Roof Winter

A great rooftop spot. There's 4 restaurants and 2 bars on the roof of a 6 storey car park, once used for the BBC's Television Centre!

Amigos

A fantastic addition to Uxbridge Road, this burger and shake restaurant has a great choice of burgers and hot dogs with delicious toppings.

Hummingbird Café

Offering the tastiest, fluffiest blueberry pancake breakfast, which goes great with their homemade lemonade with fresh mint. Everyone who works here is incredibly friendly!

Wormwood Scrubs Park

At the weekend it's like a little slice of the USA here in the UK! Amazing little league games played by loads of people and great food trucks selling hot dogs, pulled pork etc. A little bit of alternative relaxation in this busy bustling city of ours!

CycleSurgery

The best place for bikes and accessories in Shepherd's Bush.

Headmasters

A hairdressers for both men and women that always has plenty of offers, including standby appointments and deals on colour services.

K West Hotel & Spa

Frequented by celebrities, this out-of-the-way hotel has an amazing spa and a glam rock inspired afternoon tea too!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Shepherd's Bush, East Acton, Ladbroke Grove, Holland Park, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Westbourne Park, Kensal Green, Turnham Green and West Kensington

What do you love about W12?

Why do you find W12 a great place to live?

alison

"I love the area as there is always something going on, great transport to get to all my favourite places in town and of course Westfields!!! what more could a girl want!"

February 2015

Lauren

"It's really cool being close to the shops, cinema, good restaurants, great tube and bus links and of course Westfields is right beside us."

January 2015

Fred

"This is a lovely area with plenty of parks nearby and interesting places to visit. Being close to a couple of football clubs and great pubs is an added advantage. A great place to live."

January 2015

Katrina

"I love living here because it is only a short tube or bus away from central London. In the surrounding area there is lots to do with pubs, theatres, cinemas and Westfield."

January 2015

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"The original White City was a complex built for the Franco-British Exhibition of 1908. Its beautiful white buildings and gardens covered an astounding 140 acres, over three and a half times the size of Westfield London."

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Child-friendly activities near W12

Music & Movement sessions

The Music House for Children,
Using live instruments such as Piano, Ukulele, Violin, Saxophone and Guitar, babies and parents move, dance, utter sounds and sing. Babies and toddlers copy, explore musically initiate and compose. From moving with a loved adult, they become independent and able to create music and sing. Website

Parent and Toddler Drop-in

Randolph Beresford Children's Centre Family Centre Annexe,
Children's centres are designed for families with children, from conception to under five years. They provide services including advice and guidance, integrated education and care, parent and toddler drop-in groups, family learning, family support, health services and links to employment/training. Website

PlayMandarin

Shepherds Bush Library
Come and join us in singing nursery rhymes listening to stories and playing games all in Mandarin. Meet other likeminded families in the local area and help your child acquire a great new language. Email info@playcantonese.com or check out the calendar on www.playcantonese.com for more details.

MultiLingos Parent and Toddler Spanish Club

Shepherds Bush Library
A fun mix of interactive language based activities specifically designed for babies and toddlers. Familiar everyday topics are delivered through songs stories and crafts to give your child regular consistent exposure to the target language and gain a head start in language learning. Website

Birthing the Calm way: Hypnobirthing

The Music House
Hypnobirthing is not about aiming for a pain free birth. It's about learning to accept what your body is doing during labour and relax with it. That cycle of relaxation is what makes so many Hypnobirthing births relatively pain-free. Website

Art at Kite Studios

Kite Studios
On this course we teach cutting, threading, constructing with paper, clay modelling, painting, puppetry and printing. All the art sessions are planned around children's stories and involve movement and singing, as well as art, engaging both children and adults. Website

Music classes for tots

The Music House for Children,
Musical experiences are the result of in-depth, evidence based research to ensure delivery and material is of the highest quality, age appropriate and nurtures young children's life-chances. Website
  1. About W12

    W12 is the postcode district in West London incorporating the areas of Shepherds Bush, White City and is covered by the Hammersmith and Fulham local authority.

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