Shepherd's Bush'spherd's Bush is a district of West London, England, within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham 4.
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Name Shepherd's Bush is thought to have originated from the use of the common land here as a resting point for shepherds on their way to Smithfield Market in the City of London.
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Map of London dated 1841 shows Shepherd's Bush to be largely undeveloped and chiefly rural in character, with much open farmland, compared with fast-developing Hammersmith.
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Commercial activity in Shepherd's Bush is focused on the Westfield shopping centre next to Shepherd's Bush Central line station and on the many small shops which run along the northern side of the Green.
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Shepherd's Bush'spherd's Bush is a major transport interchange in west London.
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The BBC's presence in the Shepherd's Bush is concentrated in two huge sites on Wood Lane, Television Centre and the White City building.
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Shepherd's Bush Theatre is one of the most celebrated new writing theatres in the world.
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Shepherd's Bush Hall is another, rather smaller, venue at 310 Uxbridge Road, built in 1904 as a dance hall.
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Shepherd's Bush'spherd's Bush Walkabout was a popular music and live sports venue located on the western end of the green.
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At Westminster, Shepherd's Bush is represented by Andy Slaughter, the Labour Party MP for the constituency of Hammersmith, which includes Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith and North Fulham.
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