Queens Park Rangers

Queen’s Park Rangers

What to see
You’ll find accounts of local tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from info@townsof2halves.co.uk). London’s tourist attractions are well covered by Visit London, Lonely Planet and Time Out. Links to places near Shepherds Bush include:
Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
Shepherds Bush Market

‘Unoccupied retail spaces are not empty, they’re where new neighbours will soon be arriving – almost as if a crop rotation system is in operation and some units will always be fallow’

Towns of Two Halves extracts:
“Very few are the football fans who wouldn’t have reached for the Baldwin’s Nervous Pills at one time or another. ‘Cures nervousness, irritability of temper, fear, dread, neuralgia, hysteria, disturbed sleep, melancholy, insomnia and all nerve pains and diseases,’ the advertising proclaimed.”
“The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, at the top of Ladbroke Grove, is the closest museum to the home of Queens Park Rangers. Eventually it will come to symbolise English football in general as a triumph of packaging over content.”
“[At] the enormous Westfield shopping centre… the lessons illustrated in the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising are put to daily use, backed up by some optimistic hunches. For example, a green wall, bunting and a listless water-feature may be intended to generate some sort of market town High Street atmosphere outside. Inside, the sector called The Village will be unlike any village you’ve ever seen.”
These are taken from the Queens Park Rangers chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email info@townsof2halves.co.uk.