5 events in Shepherds Bush this autumn

5 Events in Shepherds Bush This Autumn

As a fairly central district in London, Shepherds Bush is well-connected by public transport to other parts of the capital and its attractions. However, another major plus point of being in Shepherds Bush is the variety of exciting events that take place right on the doorstep. The area’s autumn calendar looks particularly packed and promising – here are some of the local events to which we are especially eagerly looking forward.

Reginald D Hunter, Bush Hall, 22 September

Bush Hall has a higher number of music than comedy offerings in its schedule; however, it sometimes pulls some real comedy gems out of the hat, too. For those of us who like our humour particularly provocative, a chance to catch up with Have I Got News For You regular Reginald D Hunter is especially hard to give a miss. On this Friday night at Bush Hall, he will be supported by the up-and-coming Nish Kumar, who has also been active on the panel show circuit.

Michelle Branch, O2 Empire, Shepherds Bush, 29 September

Earlier this year, the Arizona-born songbird Michelle Branch released Hopeless Romantic – her third studio album and first in more than a decade. The album was written and produced with Branch’s partner Patrick Carney – and the resulting music has attracted critical acclaim. In September, you can enjoy much goodness for yourself at the O2 Empire, Shepherds Bush. This venue is only a few minutes away from our Shepherds Bush hotel.

Mike + The Mechanics: End Of Tour Party, O2 Empire, Shepherds Bush, 10 October

Think of legendary rock band Genesis and you probably immediately think of Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. However, another member of the group to have scored glittering success outside it is guitarist Mike Rutherford. He’s been doing that since the 1980s with his band Mike + The Mechanics – who, here in Shepherds Bush, will be staging the last gig of their European “Let Me Fly” tour.

Sara Pascoe, Bush Hall, 28 October

One comic who is especially adept at getting us thinking as much as chortling is Sara Pascoe. Her appearances on TV favourites Mock the Week and QI have already delighted us, but her erudite if offbeat comedy has more room to breathe when she’s given the attention that comes with a headline slot. It’s fortunate, then, that she will have one at Bush Hall this October, when there will be numerous other stand-up stars – not revealed at the time that we write – joining her on stage.

Howard Jones, O2 Empire, Shepherds Bush, 30 November

The 1980s brought us a string of British synth-pop icons – think Pet Shop Boys, Erasure and Kim Wilde, to name just a few. To that list, you can also add Howard Jones – who, back in 1984, sang “What is Love” in a way that had us more entranced by the beautiful lyrical content than reaching for a dictionary. We can expect him to sing that and other ’80s classics at this November gig.


Things To Do In Shepherd’s Bush

Days Out: Things To Do In Shepherd’s Bush

Being nestled entirely in the districts of Hammersmith and Fulham, Shepherd’s Bush may not be the largest area in London, but it certainly has a lot to offer. While the convenient location of our hotel provides the perfect set up for exploring the larger areas of the City, Shepherd’s Bush is brimming with an expressive and stylish culture, all of which lies within a stone’s throw from your door. It is simply not to be missed, and although there are plenty of ways to peruse the area on your own, here is a snapshot of a few things to do in Shepherd’s Bush.

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Everything you need to know about Kensington

If you’re planning on taking a trip to Kensington you should first know what the area can offer in terms of places to see and things to do and if you want to be in the heart of it all, you should look for hotels near Kensington while you’re planning your trip.

Kensington is the Royal Borough

Up until 1965, Kensington was an individual borough and was deemed the ‘royal borough’ in 1901 after Queen Victoria’s death. The borough houses Kensington Palace, where Queen Victoria was born, and still remains a royal residence of the Duke of Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Kensington Palace has a rich history, being the residence of many of the country’s Kings and Queens which is why it became a notable tourist attraction at the end of the 19th century. Other notable royal tourist attractions include the Royal Albert Hall, the Albert memorial, the Princess Diana memorial fountain and Queen Caroline’s Temple.

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