Alexandra’s guidebook

Alexandra

Alexandra’s guidebook

Food scene
The BEST pizza in town. Well we think so! And it's so close too. Just walk down Shepherd's Bush Road and you'll find Farina before you get to Brook Green. Also lovely for takeaway too. Our favourite pizza is: Farina & More (vegetarian), with Tomato Sauce, Fried Aubergines, Parmesan, Burrata & Basil. 140 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB www.farinandmore.com COVID-19 - they are doing takeaway and no-contact delivery
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Farina & More
140 Shepherds Bush Rd
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The BEST pizza in town. Well we think so! And it's so close too. Just walk down Shepherd's Bush Road and you'll find Farina before you get to Brook Green. Also lovely for takeaway too. Our favourite pizza is: Farina & More (vegetarian), with Tomato Sauce, Fried Aubergines, Parmesan, Burrata & Basil. 140 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB www.farinandmore.com COVID-19 - they are doing takeaway and no-contact delivery
French Brasserie on Shepherd's Bush Road, specialising in food from Provence. Just 2 minutes away. Charming, lovely menu, great service. www.lepetitcitron.co.uk COVID-19 - they are doing click and collect - please see their website more more details.
Le Petit Citron
French Brasserie on Shepherd's Bush Road, specialising in food from Provence. Just 2 minutes away. Charming, lovely menu, great service. www.lepetitcitron.co.uk COVID-19 - they are doing click and collect - please see their website more more details.
Delicious fresh bread, patisserie, coffee and sandwiches just at the end of our road.
GAIL's Bakery Brook Green
102-104 Shepherds Bush Rd
Delicious fresh bread, patisserie, coffee and sandwiches just at the end of our road.
Open air market every Wednesday evening and Saturday daytime, with stalls selling street food, organic produce, drinks, craft beers etc. The market is in the school yard, with its entrance one the road parallel to ours. Opening hours: Wednesday 4:30 - 9pm / Saturday 9am - 3pm Addison Primary School, Bolingbroke Road entrance, W14 0DT http://www.brookgreenmarket.co.uk
Brook Green Market and Kitchen
Open air market every Wednesday evening and Saturday daytime, with stalls selling street food, organic produce, drinks, craft beers etc. The market is in the school yard, with its entrance one the road parallel to ours. Opening hours: Wednesday 4:30 - 9pm / Saturday 9am - 3pm Addison Primary School, Bolingbroke Road entrance, W14 0DT http://www.brookgreenmarket.co.uk
Elegant refined dining on Shepherd's Bush Green, specialising in Dim Sum and Pekin Duck. Shikumen, Dorsett Hotel, 58 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE Bookings: sbush@shikumen.co.uk / 020 8749 9978 www.shikumen.co.uk
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Shikumen
58 Shepherd's Bush Green
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Elegant refined dining on Shepherd's Bush Green, specialising in Dim Sum and Pekin Duck. Shikumen, Dorsett Hotel, 58 Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8QE Bookings: sbush@shikumen.co.uk / 020 8749 9978 www.shikumen.co.uk
Restaurant, pub and hidden basement bar with cocktail hour 170 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB Bookings: 020 7603 2516 www.https://www.brookgreenhotel.co.uk
The Brook Green Hotel
170 Shepherd's Bush Road
Restaurant, pub and hidden basement bar with cocktail hour 170 Shepherds Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7PB Bookings: 020 7603 2516 www.https://www.brookgreenhotel.co.uk
Our lovely local wine shop at the top of our road. 27 Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London W14 0AS
Wine Shop London
27 Richmond Way
Our lovely local wine shop at the top of our road. 27 Richmond Way, Hammersmith, London W14 0AS
Local amenities
Our friendly next door hairdresser. Perfect for a wash and blow dry before going out! 212 Blythe Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0HH Bookings - either pop downstairs - they are literally next door, or call: 020 7602 9892
Radina
212 Blythe Road
Our friendly next door hairdresser. Perfect for a wash and blow dry before going out! 212 Blythe Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 0HH Bookings - either pop downstairs - they are literally next door, or call: 020 7602 9892
Local dry cleaner at the top of our road. Perfect if you need a quick turnaround for clothes as well as for any repairs.
Carmelinas Dry Cleaners
33 Richmond Way
Local dry cleaner at the top of our road. Perfect if you need a quick turnaround for clothes as well as for any repairs.
Huge shopping centre on the corner of Shepherd's Bush. The Village is devoted to 30+ luxury brands eg Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany, and Prada. Also Apple, Boots, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose food hall, Disney, H&M, Habitat, HMV, Harrods Outlet, Mac, Mulberry, Nike, Primark, Topshop… etc There is a food court with a vast array of restaurants and cafés, and a Vue cinema. Very easy to walk to - approx 7 mins from our door. Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GF
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Westfield London
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Huge shopping centre on the corner of Shepherd's Bush. The Village is devoted to 30+ luxury brands eg Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany, and Prada. Also Apple, Boots, John Lewis, M&S, Waitrose food hall, Disney, H&M, Habitat, HMV, Harrods Outlet, Mac, Mulberry, Nike, Primark, Topshop… etc There is a food court with a vast array of restaurants and cafés, and a Vue cinema. Very easy to walk to - approx 7 mins from our door. Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7GF
Parks and open spaces
Brook Green is a charming, leafy enclave with a green, playground and tennis courts, complemented by gastropubs, cafés and restaurants. The green itself is lovely; well maintained with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and safe and secure for children too. It's perfect for relaxing outside with a book, meeting friends on the lawn, or taking children out to play Brook Green also has a great pub overlooking the park - The Queen's Head.
Brook Green
Brook Green is a charming, leafy enclave with a green, playground and tennis courts, complemented by gastropubs, cafés and restaurants. The green itself is lovely; well maintained with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere, and safe and secure for children too. It's perfect for relaxing outside with a book, meeting friends on the lawn, or taking children out to play Brook Green also has a great pub overlooking the park - The Queen's Head.
A short walk away is Holland Park, one of London's historic parks, set in 54 acres of parkland, formal gardens, semi-woodland and playing fields. Don't miss the famous Japanese Garden and its waterfall. The park contains a café, as well as the Belvedere Restaurant that is attached to the orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, and tennis courts.
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Holland Park
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A short walk away is Holland Park, one of London's historic parks, set in 54 acres of parkland, formal gardens, semi-woodland and playing fields. Don't miss the famous Japanese Garden and its waterfall. The park contains a café, as well as the Belvedere Restaurant that is attached to the orangery, a giant chess set, a cricket pitch, and tennis courts.
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WWT London Wetland Centre
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Museums and event spaces
The Design Museum, on High Street Kensington, covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. The museum is just a 20 minute walk away, but you can also take public transport or taxi to get there too. 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG Tel: 020 3862 5900 www.designmuseum.org
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Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High St
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The Design Museum, on High Street Kensington, covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. In 2018, the museum won the European Museum of the Year Award. The museum is just a 20 minute walk away, but you can also take public transport or taxi to get there too. 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG Tel: 020 3862 5900 www.designmuseum.org
The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art, design, and performance. Their immense exhibition programme has seen them bring exhibitions such as: David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, Dior… Either a 50 min walk, for those who love to stretch their legs, or a 25 min tube ride on the District Line from Hammersmith tube station to South Kensington.
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Museo de Victoria y Alberto
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The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art, design, and performance. Their immense exhibition programme has seen them bring exhibitions such as: David Bowie, Frida Kahlo, Alexander McQueen, Dior… Either a 50 min walk, for those who love to stretch their legs, or a 25 min tube ride on the District Line from Hammersmith tube station to South Kensington.
Concert venue within easy walking distance. Great gigs, comedy, live music, film screenings etc. See their website for their listings. 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH www.eventimapollo.com
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Hammersmith Apollo
45 Queen Caroline St
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Concert venue within easy walking distance. Great gigs, comedy, live music, film screenings etc. See their website for their listings. 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH www.eventimapollo.com
One of London's most iconic venues. Getting there: 23 mins by bus from Brook Green. Or take the District or Piccadilly Line from Hammersmith Station to South Kensington. Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP www.royalalberthall.com
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Royal Albert Hall
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One of London's most iconic venues. Getting there: 23 mins by bus from Brook Green. Or take the District or Piccadilly Line from Hammersmith Station to South Kensington. Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP www.royalalberthall.com
Neighbourhoods
Popular shopping street with a range of high street shops.
Kensington High Street
Popular shopping street with a range of high street shops.