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is a street market located on the east side of the railway viaduct for the Hammersmith
and City Tube line.
The market dates back to the early part of the twentieth century, when the present layout of the Hammersmith
and City tube line was fixed. The market opened for business in around 1914, with shops lining the railway viaduct. Individual market vendors sell a wide variety of goods, including fresh produce, cooked food, music CDs, household goods and clothing. Individual vendors rent their stalls from Transport For London, who own the land on which the market sits.
With a wide variety of fresh produce, fabrics, household goods and furnishings the market has long stood as a one stop shop for the local community, gaining a reputation as one of the most diverse locations this side of London. Many traders in the market have passed their sites down for generations.
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Shepherd’s Bush Market in the 1950s
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Abdale Road, W12 Abdale Road is located near the ’Groves’ area of Shepherd’s Bush. Ariel Way, W12 Ariel Way connects White City bus station with Shephard’s Bush. Barb Mews, W6 Barb Mews is a through road off Shepherds Bush Road. Bard Road, W10 Bard Road lies in the area of London W10 near to Latimer Road station. Calverley Street, W10 Calverley Street, one of the lost streets of W10 is now underneath a motorway slip road. Dorando Close, W12 Dorando Close commemorates Dorando Pietri who finished first in the marathon of the 1908 London Olympics but was disqualified for receiving assistance. East Mews, W10 East Mews was lost when the Westway was built. It lies partially under the modern Darfield Way. Goldhawk Road, W12 Goldhawk Road is a main road in West London, which starts at Shepherd’s Bush and runs west. Haarlem Road, W6 Haarlem Road runs from Dunsany Road to Augustine Road in West Kensington, Lakeside Road, W14 Lakeside Road was built on the site of artificial lakes formed by local brickworks. Manchester Road, W10 Manchester Road is one of the lost streets of North Kensington, now buried beneath a roundabout. Walmer Road, W10 Walmer Road is the great lost road of North Kensington, obliterated under Westway. White City Close, W12 White City Close was designed as a compact series of two- to four-storey brown-brick terraces enclosing landscaped footways and courts. Wood Lane, W12 Wood Lane runs from Shepherd’s Bush to Wormwood Scrubs and lies wholly in London W12.
Shepherd's Bush is an area of west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Although it is primarily residential in character, its focus is the shopping area of Shepherd's Bush Green, with the Westfield shopping centre lying a short distance to the north. The main thoroughfares are Uxbridge Road
, Goldhawk Road
and Askew Road, all containing a large number of small and mostly independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The Loftus Road
football stadium in Shepherd's Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers F.C.. In 2011, the population of the area was 39,724.
The district is bounded by Hammersmith to the south, Holland Park and Notting Hill to the east, Harlesden to the north and by Acton and Chiswick to the west. White City forms the northern part of Shepherd's Bush. Shepherd's Bush comprises the Shepherd's Bush Green, Askew, and White City wards.