Places We Love

Blythe House

Blythe House was built in 1899 as the HQ of the Post Office Savings Bank. Its 1,000 female workers were segregated in its southern block.

Kensington Olympia

Olympia’s roof was erected and glazed with 2500 panes 1885. They were only replaced in 1991. That’s Victorian quality right there.

BBC Television Centre

A sculpture of the sun god Helios stands in the building’s garden, representing the radiation of television light around the world. Shame on Big Brother.

London College of Fashion

The London College of Fashion, set up in 1927 to train workers for London's booming clothing industry, now boasts Jimmy Choo amongst it's esteemed alumni.

Shepherd's Bush Empire

Variety act the Fred Karno Troupe were the first performers here in 1905 — with Charlie Chaplin 
among the company. Later, Bowie and The Damned trod the boards. There’s variety for you.

As the name connotes, Brook Green provides a leafy break from some of the more concrete areas of London. It is an architecturally significant district of the capital with a distinct village feel and strong sense of community.

Sitting on the cusp of Central London, Westfield shopping centre, an array of friendly pubs and various restaurants are closely located alongside the M4 and M40 for those wishing to escape city life.

Residentially, there are some stunning Victorian and Edwardian properties and local life is centred around The Green itself and the outstanding schools.

Fact: The Hammersmith and City Railway, introduced in 1864, was the world's first underground railway allowing for easy access to the capital's financial heart in the east.

Brook Green Guide

 

 


Bective Leslie Marsh