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Famous landmarks in Shepherd's Bush

Shepherd's Bush is a lively neighbourhood in south-west London, teeming with international restaurants that serve anything from Malaysian to Polish dishes, or Spanish to Chinese food. It's also home to Westfield Shopping Centre which is overflowing with designer brands and well-known eateries.

However, its most notable landmark is Wormwood Scrubs prison - one of the most mentioned jails in the media. The big house has welcomed many famous faces since being built over a century ago. Politicians, spies and actors have all served time in "The Scrubs", as well as the Rolling Stones' Keith Richards, and The Libertine's and Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty.

The UK's rock and roll capital

Shepherd's Bush Empire has been holding performances since 1903, and amongst its gig alumni are some of the UK's most notable acts. The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Oasis and The Who have all appeared on the Empire's stage.

Shepherd's Bush is also known to produce some of the UK's highest concentrations of the world's greatest musicians, and its the birthplace of Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwhistle from The Who, Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols, and The Clash bandmates Mick Jones and Paul Simonon.

A parkland oasis

Shepherd's Bush Green is an eight-acre triangular park with a playground, walkways and plenty of open space to take a picnic and enjoy a gentle reprieve from the hectic streets of south west London.

Planning a trip to Shepherd's Bush? Travelodge London Park Royal Hotel is just three miles away, or Travelodge London Fulham Hotel is only a 10-minute drive.