Shepherd’s Bush is said to have got its name as a place of rest for weary shepherds travelling to sell their wares in London. Things have changed since then, but the key to choosing the best accommodation in the area is understanding the location: it’s a place of vibrant change, yet has strong historical roots.
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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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.
West London is home to some of the capital’s most famous attractions and tourist hotspots. As well as an award-winning range of theatres, the area is home to hotels, iconic shopping centres and an array of culture and history that cannot be beaten.
Whether you travel around by bus, tube, taxi or a London Cycle, it’s easy to find something to do in this part of the world. With Oxford Circus, Covent Garden and Piccadilly all within easy reach, there’s no excuse not to explore West London and take in some of the sights and sounds. Continue reading 15 Undeniable Reasons to Love West London