I live in West London about 6 miles from Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush. Great place and very lively socially - I organise a monthly London race-drivers meeting at a pub less than a mile from there. What business were you in over here ?
I worked in construction, various locations over 5 or 6 years from Liverpool Street to Chiswick, Paddington, White City and good 'ol She Bu. In later years, lived just off Uxbridge Road; could see Loftus Road stadium out the upstairs windows, and used to drink in a great pub on Uxbridge Rd - The Askew - loved the English "Bitter" in pints, and they used to make the best pizzas right there in the pub. Ah, it's all coming back to me now!