About White City
White City was farmland until 1908, one of the areas of London which was developed more recently and incorporated into the City as a whole. After 1908, the area was developed into an exhibition area, and was referred to as the Great White City, due to the white marble cladding used on the exhibition pavilions. In 1960 the BBC opened the iconic Television Centre at White City, and for many years the area was known simply for this, until the Westfield Shopping Centre was completed in 2008. BBC Television Centre closed in 2013, but the building is listed and remains a landmark of White City. Queens Park Rangers F.C. and the Loftus Road stadium are also based at White City.
Setting up your business here
Post 2008, when the Westfield Shopping Centre opened, White City has been mostly overtaken by retail businesses, and the leisure industry. The area is a popular shopping location for people from all over London and the UK, and there are thousands of shops, bars, restaurants and cinemas within the centre, and in surrounding areas. Imperial College London opened Imperial West in White City recently, offering an excellent talent pool for local businesses to draw from, and there are fantastic transport links, with two new stations opened up after Westfield was completed, to handle the demand from businesses and shoppers.
A typical office in White City
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Things to do in White City
Other than the shopping centre, White City has plenty to offer in the way of attractions and entertainment. A visit to BBC Television Centre can be an enjoyable daytime activity as, although the centre hasn’t been opened to the public yet, the building is still a striking landmark and worth taking a look at. There are plans to develop Television Centre into a retail and leisure space as of 2015 as well. For evening entertainment, nothing could be more special than the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which plays host to some of the biggest bands, acts and shows in the world. Many of the restaurants based at White City are situated within Westfield, but still offer a cosy and stylish environment to enjoy a meal. Byron is part of a popular burger chain, offering upmarket fast food at competitive prices. You Me Sushi would be a great location for a relaxed business lunch, and even does deliveries if required. Springbok Public House is a traditional pub right next to the station, which provides the perfect environment for a quick drink after work.
- Tube lines: Central, Hammersmith & City
- Mainline stations: White City, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush
- Nearest motorways: A40, M41
- Nearest airports: London City, Heathrow
- Other: Buses and taxis