About the Bush

Welcome to Shepherd's Bush! A hectic zone 2, multi-cultural suburb of West London where you will find the good, the bad and the ugly. That doesn't mean it's not an excellent place... quite the opposite.

All the small things I like about living in Shepherd's Bush

1. Location, location, location.

2. Shepherd's Bush Market

3. Charity Shops

4. Westfield

5. Queen's Park Rangers

6. Shepherd's Bush Empire

7. Uxbridge Road

8. Goldhawk Road

9. Bush Hall

10. Ravenscourt Park

Bush News

As well as Chris Underwood's Shepherd's Bush Blog, I personally also like to keep up with HF Con Watch and Guy Debord's Cat. (Though this no doubt shows you my true political colours I have purposefully kept local politics out of my blog as I am neither expert or active enough to comment.)

Local published press includes Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle (where the creator of Bird works) and the Ealing Gazette.

Bird's Bush Reviews - a list of places I have been to in the Bush to eat, drink and review...

Bush Boozers

Bar FM

The Bird in Hand

The Defectors Weld

Princess Victoria

Bush Grub

Ajanta Tandoori

Blah Blah Blah

Brooks Counter and Table


Esarn Kheaw

Jamie's Italian


Kerbisher & Malt


Princess Victoria

Raj of India



The Falafel-Off

Blogs and Internets about the Bush -

The Askewniverse - a brilliant blog specifically for Askew Road-end of Shepherd's Bush.

Askew Business Network - as blogged about by Bird in the Bush.

Brook Green Association - the boundaries of Brook Green go all the way to the south side of Shepherd's Bush Green, didntchaknow?

Shepherd's Bush Green - Interactive map and information about Shepherd's Bush by a W12-wise Wildman who's lived here too long and doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

Market Stall Perfume - a blog about the "craptacular" perfumes available on Shepherd's Bush Market (reviewed by Bird in the Bush).

Bloggers in the Bush - a list of other Shepherd's Bush based bloggers who write about all sorts of wonderful.

Andrew Betts - local new technologies blogger and cat saver extraordinaire, who has a lovely tweet-up attending dog called Shadow.

Bee in the Bush - Brentford fan and recent owner of a W12 allotment. I await the growth of his carrots with much anticipation.

Reverse Stockbroker - random bloggings from a random Bush bloke. Perfick.

Almostwitty - new Bush father Andy's thoughts and musings.

Belle Amie Vintage - local lady with a passion for vintage clothes and the environment.

Sulineats - a local foodie who will often go to local restaurants and markets to benefit her mission for good food in London on a budget.

Tony Scott - Shepherd's Bush weather correspondent and regularly features local sights in his blog.

Kerry (aka RoxanneLaWin) tweets and Tumblr that should come with a warning. Do not open the Tumblr when the easily offended lurk behind your shoulder.

A local to W12 Tracy captures life in the area and beyond through her camera lens and supports local community schools through her other blog.

Are you a local blogger and want your blog or website to feature here? Well, you'd best tell me. Please.

Bush Events

Bushstock - Saturday 4th June 2011

Bush Festival - Saturday 13th August 2011

Oxjam Shepherd's Bush Takeover - Saturday 29th October 2011

Bush Businesses I like...

I love my postcode as featured on Bird in the Bush.

Are you a local Bush business and want me to check you out? Drop me a line.

Bush Projects I like and support...

QPR Tiger Cubs - Tiger Feet walk

Shepherd's Bush Charidee Shops (all on Shepherd's Bush Green): Fara, Age Concern (Age UK) and Traid.

Masbro Centre as featured here on Bird in the Bush.

PACS - Parents Alliance for Community Schools, tirelessly run by a lovely local resident this group aims to best protect community schools in the Bush, and beyond.

Open Cinema and St Stephens as covered by Bird in the Bush.

Pocklington Lodge

Shop Shutter Art

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