Shepherds Bush Market: fighting for tenants’ rights in the face of private housing development
Shepherd’s Bush Market is a unique street/covered market in West London. Dating back over 100 years, it stretches along and within a section of train track where the Hammersmith and City Tube line runs between two stations. There are around 140 businesses of three types; archway shops, stalls and shops on the other side of the passageway from the arches. On the other side of the tracks is New Shepherd’s Bush Market, owned and managed separately. Both, however, have small, independent traders, a mixture of food, clothing, fabrics and other items, and many traders from minority ethnic backgrounds and communities.