In the area Shepherd’s Bush, known from its amazing shopping area, you can also find a very special place for music lovers: Shepherd’s Bush Empire!
District Shepherd’s Bush is on its way to become the new ‘it’ place in London. There’s lots of lovely restaurants everywhere, not only youngsters, but also the older inhabitants and of course: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Charlie Chaplin & World War 2
More than 100 years ago, in 1903, Shepherd’s Bush Empire was built. It hosted a circus in 1905, but the first musicians that played the venue were The Fred Karno Troupe, including the one and only Charlie Chaplin!During World War 2, Shepherd’s Bush Empire only just escaped being hit by a bomb, which did hit the building next to it.
It has the looks of an old bar, but when entering the main venue, it becomes this beautiful old theatre with very special paintings on the ceiling. The red seats make it look sophisticated and dreamy.
With a capacity of only 2,000, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire is not the biggest venue in town. But that doesn’t make the venue less special. The greatest artists of our time like to play there, as a warm up for their big tours. Mumford and Sons recorded their album Live from Shepherd’s Bush Empire there, just like Amy Winehouse recorded her Live in London DVD in the London venue.
One Direction’s Niall Horan kicked of his first solo world tour in the London’s famous venue, selling out the show in just minutes.
Want to visit O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire?
Check out their full agendaon the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire website.