The best way to spend an afternoon in Shepherd’s Bush


While there is so much to do and see in London, there are a few areas that seem to hoard all of the best bits. The Shepherd’s Bush area is one of these hoarders and has become a popular spot for tourists thanks to its range of attractions.

Not everyone is a morning person but that’s ok because at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate you can wake up whenever you feel like it and enjoy a delicious Breakfast at Lancaster Gate before heading off on your travels. Here are some of the things to discover in an afternoon exploring Shepherd’s Bush.

Go shopping

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Anyone hoping to do a spot of shopping during their stay at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate is in luck. Right in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush, you’ll find one of the best shopping centres in the city. Westfield Shopping Centre on Ariel Way is a retail paradise full of shops and boutiques that will cater to all of your shopping needs.

Whether you’re looking for the latest trends to kit out your wardrobe or some toys to take home for the kids, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you explore the multi-storey retail mecca. If you’re looking for alternatives, there are a number of smaller boutiques along Uxbridge Road and in the neighbouring area of Notting Hill.

Have a drink


Whether you’re looking for a stiff one to perk you up or a warm cup of afternoon tea in Lancaster Gate to help you relax after a busy morning of sight-seeing, you can find all kinds of quirky bars and quaint cafes around Shepherd’s Bush. Head over to CJ’s Café at The Vale for a wide selection of home-brewed tea and coffee or make your way back to the Park Grand Lancaster Gate’s luxurious bar for a glass of wine. There are plenty of hidden gems and watering holes where you can find friendly company and even better drinks so be sure to explore.

Go for a walk

Nestled in the northern part of Shepherd’s Bush is one of the many smaller London parks that often gets overlooked. Wormwood Scrubs Park offers a wide open green space for anyone looking to get away from the grey of the city and the hustle of the streets. Take a walk through the long grass and discover an oasis of natural beauty in the heart of the concrete jungle. This is a great place to visit if you’re travelling with kids as there is plenty of space for them to run around and play sports.

Explore the Design Museum

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If you have a passion for design or creativity and you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to head over to the Design Museum during your time in Shepherd’s Bush. As one of the leading institutions in London’s artistic community, the Design Museum is a place where people from all over the world can discover the evolution of modern design and learn more about how fashion, interior design, architecture and graphic design have changed over the years. Be sure to check out the amazing new exhibits too.