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An Independent Guide to West London

Looking for the perfect London staycation? Discover everything West London has to offer, from the Hoxton's brand new hotel to the buzziest restaurants and most unique independent boutiques. Get to know the bustling neighbourhood famed for rock ‘n’ roll, vintage fashion and a whole lot of London soul.

Where to Stay in West London

Your staycation starts here - think cosy beds with statement headboards, peachy-toned walls, dark timber accents and copper finishes.

Located conveniently on the edge of Shepherd’s Bush Green, The Hoxton’s new outpost is neighbour to iconic music venue Shepherd’s Bush Empire, independent shops and lively restaurants. The hotel is also home to Chet’s, a mouthwatering spot merging the fragrant flavours of Thai dining with comforts from the classic American diner. Plus, Portobello Road, Notting Hill and Hammersmith’s picturesque riverside are all just a short walk or bus ride away, making this the perfect spot to kick off your adventures in London.

Where to Shop in West London

Home to Harrods, Portobello Market and Kings Road, West London is known for every kind of shopping experiences. But, for those looking for something a little more unique, it also has a great scene of indie boutiques you might not have heard of yet. Let us take you on a tour…

From the bestselling avocado-growing vase to cult design books and 3D-printed sculptural pieces, the Design Museum Shop on Kensington High Street reflects the values, themes and exhibitions of the museum.
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Zoe & Morgan is a jewellery store consciously creating bespoke and contemporary pieces, designed to be both wearable and timeless. Inspired by their father’s own jewellery workshout, the boutique’s founders carry on the family tradition with their designs.
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Offering a collection of lovely kids clothing for fashion-conscious parents, as well as a wide range of shoes, toys, nursery, and furniture, this is the children’s boutique to know in West London.
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Arddun Stores is situated within the walls of iconic London department store Harvey Nichols, offering an eclectic mix of globally-sourced brands that are thoughtful, well-made and with a story to tell.
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Where to Eat in West London

On the hunt for buzzy restaurants in West London that are actually worth the hype? We’ve found some very special spots you’ll want to take all your friends to.

This local’s favourite just off the Hammersmith riverside will instantly make you feel like you just took a trip to Italy. Order from the authentic Italian menu, enjoy an aperol spritz and shop fresh produce from the deli to take home with you.

One of London’s newest rooftop venues, this is the Japandi hotspot to know in London right now. From takeaway Japanese sandwiches to sushi and cocktails on the terrace or Café Kitsune matcha lattes, you’ll find something to enjoy here any time of day.

If you’re in the mood for some celebrity spotting, Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof et al are regulars here. Perfect for brunch and lunch or to grab a nice bottle of wine, definitely make a stop here when exploring the area of Notting Hill.

Looking for something a little sweeter? Buns From Home is West London’s latest pastry obsession, made famous for their mouth watering cinnamon rolls. Head to one of their locations in Holland Park, Sloane Square and Notting Hill and explore the surrounding area while you’re there.

Where to Drink in West London

Cosy wine bars, unique music venues and bustling coffee shops, West London has lots of cool hangouts to offer from dawn ‘til dusk.

This record shop meets café and wine bar is West London’s best-kept secret and perfect for a cosy date night. Whether you catch an intimate gig here or use it as a coworking spot during the day, there’s no cooler place to hang out in the area.

Stop in for a tasty cocktail or a glass of wine, along with small sharing plates to try. Speak with the wine bar’s Sommeliers for the perfect wine recommendation for any occasion.

Tease is making drinks with added health benefits exciting - from pastel immunity-boosting lattes to detox yuzu lemonades, these drinks are just as pretty and tasty as they are good for you.

What to See in West London

Soak up the city’s rich history of art, culture and design with hotspots you may not have heard of.

Every West London local has the first Sunday of each month pencilled in their diary for the Chiswick flower market. If Antiques are more your thing, don’t miss the antiques market taking place each following Sunday.

Nestled within Holland Park, you’ll find a little oasis inspired by the parks of Japan - complete with a waterfall, bonsai and even free-roaming peacocks. Just around the corner from the excitement of High Street Kensington, it’ll be a nice break from a busy day in London.

For your dose of culture, head over to the Design Museum. From the impressive architecture of the building, to their must-see permanent display and inspiring exhibitions, this is one of London’s most exciting museums. Trusted Site