London is home to many distinct areas and boroughs which make up this dynamic and vibrant city. Here, we will explore the top 10 things to do when you want to explore West London.
Where to stay in West London?
Shepherd’s Bush is a lovely area in West London, close to great transport links to the rest of West London and into the City of London itself. The Dorsett Hotel, Shepherds Bush is close to the London Underground tube stations, whilst still sitting opposite the idyllic Shepherd’s Bush Green for that peace and quiet at night.
- Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium – home to the England national football team, cup finals, community shields, and huge names of the entertainment industry. Whether you take in 90 minutes of the beautiful game or watch your favourite singer blow everyone away, there is something for everyone at this iconic venue.
- Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens is a haven of exotic flowers and plant life, spanning 300 acres and including the world’s largest surviving Victorian glasshouse built in 1762. Explore the otherworldly haven or maybe take a treetop walk through the grounds.
- Westfield London
Located in Shepherd’s Bush, Westfield London is the largest shopping centre in Europe. It truly is every shopaholic or food-lover’s dream!
- Holland Park
Holland Park is home to an authentic and idyllic Japanese garden in the heart of West London. Inside you’ll be able to experience serene ponds, glittering coy carp and tranquil waterfalls. This Japanese garden was gifted to the city by the city of Kyoto.
- Little Venice
London’s canal area of Little Venice has a beautiful array of canals and waterways, where the Grand Union and Regent’s canals meet. This neighbourhood plays host to waterside cafes, cosy pubs, and quirky independent restaurants.
- Hampton Court Palace
The famous Tudor Palace, Hampton Court boasts a rich history reaching back hundreds of years. It also has a gorgeous garden, complete with a 18th-century puzzle maze.
- Sipsmith Distillery
The Sipsmith Distillery is located in Chiswick, and you can take a tour of where they craft their gin and other boozy beverages. They were one of the first distilleries to open with the new wave of craft gin, so why not have a taste straight from their giant copper stills?
- Notting Hill
Whether you are a fan of the film or just want to explore the neighbourhood, Notting Hill has something for everyone. Visit the bustling Portobello Road to pick up some antique or vintage treasures or join the celebration of West Indian culture on August Bank Holiday with the Notting Hill Carnival.
- Richmond Park
Richmond Park is the largest of London’s royal parks, spanning a whopping 2,500 acres. This habitat is perfect for their 630 Red and Fallow deer which have been freely roaming the grounds since 1637.
- Old BBC Television studios
The former home of the BBC now boasts multiple bars, apartments, and a rooftop pool. It is decorated with a swanky 1960s theme, playing host to a growing number of food venues in this iconic building.
And there you have it – 10 incredible things that you can enjoy when exploring what West London has to offer.