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Shepherds Bush Description and information
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Shepherds Bush falls within the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; there are some pretty streets in the area and attractive terrace houses to choose from. There are a considerable number of shared houses in Shepherds Bush therefore lowering the rental cost for the individual, head towards Uxbridge Road near Acton for a large number of rental houses. Here you will find a big community of travellers from across the world, namely New Zealanders and Australians.

Shepherds Bush attracts investors, first time buyers and young families. The most popular flats to rent are closer to Shepherds Bush Train Station and Westfield Shopping Centre. Shepherds Bush is four miles west of London’s centre and made up of mainly Victorian terraces.

The average property price in Shepherds Bush is around £650,00 and the average rental is £500 per week. Primarily this West London location is a residential area, with recent affordable and luxury developments within the area, Shepherds Bush is a cheaper alternative than close by Fulham, making W12 and W6 an attractive prospect for the rental market.

Standard of Living in Shepherds Bush

Shepherds Bush is a very multicultural area of the city, with a good choice of schools and new developments in the area. Shepherds Bush Green has fairly recently undergone a £2 million investment, rejuvenating the area, with two new play areas for children and trees planted to create a boulevard.

Shepherds Bush is a very arty area with many of its residents being media types; it is busy both day and night. There are lots of independent shops, restaurants and pubs in the area and it is an ideal location for shopaholics; there is a nice atmosphere on the streets here.

Other Living necessities in Shepherds Bush

Home to Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield London, is situated in Shepherds Bush; there is also a smaller shopping centre to the South called ‘West 12’, which includes a gym, supermarket and a cinema.

There are some excellent schools; primary schools in the area that have achieved ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted include Young Dancers Academy, St Stephen CoFE Primary School, Miles Coverdale Primary School, with Addison Primary School achieving ‘good’. Secondary schools who also achieved ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted are Jack Tizard School and Young Dancers Academy; Hammersmith Academy achieved ‘good’.

Shepherds Bush Library located in the Westfield Shopping Centre cost £2 million and is very innovative. For green space head to Shepherds Bush Green and relax with a picnic in the sunshine. There are plenty of Places of Worship in Shepherds Bush and nearby. Shepherds Bush is also very easy to get around and offers great transport links in and around the City.

Places to visit near Shepherds Bush

Acton is east of Shepherds Bush; Holland Park is to the west, with White City to the north and Hammersmith to the south. Notting Hill is nearby if you want to visit Portobello Market. Hammersmith Park is very close by and Kensington Palace is only a mere mile away, with Buckingham Palace just three miles. Shepherds Bush is the perfect location from which to explore many parts of the city. 

Shepherds Bush Council Tax

In the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the council tax for band A is roughly £700, band D is in the region of £1,000 and band H is around  £2,050.