Shepherd's Bush Market

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Uxbridge Rd, London, United Kingdom

Shepherd's Bush Market London Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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Trading beneath the tracks Dec 16, 2017
Shepherds Bush Market runs from Uxbridge Road to Goldhawk Road. It is located beneath and beside the railway track, part of the Underground, which runs overhead along a series of brick arches. The market first opened for business in about 1914 (see: Free of vehicles apart from occasional trains running overhead, this market is a quiet place. When I visited it, I heard very few, if any, sellers shouting about their wares. Many goods are on sale including: meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables; clothes and shoes; flowers: real and artificial; materials for clothes and curtains; electronic goods; music recordings; cooking and other household utensils; refreshments; bedding; and much more. The clientele and sales people hail from all over the world, as do the products that are on sale. Stepping into this colourful market is like stepping out of London into a place where Asian (middle East and Indian subcontinent), African (north, east, and west), and Caribbean cultures flourish in harmony with the uncertain British climate. Although in detail this market looks exotic, it is what London is all about. In amongst the shops selling things, there are stalls offering services like tailoring. Some of the market stalls are in the open, but many are sheltered by a canopy attached to the railway brickwork. In some places, the market invades the spaces under the railway arches.

At the southern end of the market, there is the entrance to Goldhawk Road Underground Station. It was opened in 1914. Architecturally unexceptional, part of its eastern platform is supported by a series of steel supports, whose appearance is reminiscent of the elevated pars of the Subway in New York City.
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odiseya says:
Lively place! Congrats!
Posted on: Jan 13, 2018
vulindlela says:
Posted on: Dec 22, 2017
starship1 says:
Sounds like an interesting market to visit! Nice photos too! Congrats on having this featured review today!
Posted on: Dec 22, 2017
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