Living here is all about finding the rental in an area that caters to your needs and what you like to do. This is a diverse and fascinating city, and with a bit of time you’ll be able to find the perfect apartment in a neighborhood that you call home.
West London – Shepherd’s Bush
Shepherd’s Bush offers great places to rent and it is filled with visiting Aussies and South African’s. It’s not all about the student life in this area. There are some great schools and parks and the suburb has a laid back and relaxed feel to it. Must be the smell of barbecue’s every weekend thanks to the obsession with outdoor barbequing that Aussies and Saffers bring to the city. Rentals are somewhat cheaper in this area, ranging from £750 for a flat to about £2500 for a luxury home with that rare of rare find: a back garden.
Council Information: Shepherd’s Bush falls under the Council Borough of Hammersmith and Fullham and annual taxes range from £800 – £ 2300.
Transport: With three tube stations found at Shepherd’s Bush Green you will always be able to find a ride into the centre. Oxford Circus will take you about 10 minutes and a journey to King’s Cross will take you about 30 minutes during peak times on the London Underground. Buses run throughout the day from Shepherd’s Bush into the city and the N207 is a night bus for late night city revelers.
Shopping: The usual mix of Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose but many people are flocking to the Westfield shopping centre which is the largest inner-city mall in Europe. You’ll find mall’s few and far between in London, so if you feel the need for one-stop shopping then this is the place to be.
Doctors: In keeping with huge number of Aussies in the area, one of the most popular medical surgeries is called The Bush Doctors, and you will also find excellent medical services at the Shepherd’s Bush Medical Centre.
Other Amenities: Shepherd’s Bush Market is a fantastic and eclectic open air market found between Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road. The theme is predominantly Irish and Afro-Caribbean and you’ll find loads of music and interesting food stalls to keep you busy while you enjoy the market atmosphere.