Shepherds Bush isn’t usually synonymous with the jet-set, but this could all be changing, as this up-and coming part of town has had somewhat of an upgrade thanks to the opening of the Dorsett, the vocally LGBT-friendly Asian hotel group’s first opening in the UK. The area’s credentials are all there – it’s on the cusp of Holland Park and close to the airport, not to mention the vast shopping mecca that is Westfield.

Set behind the historic facade of ‘The Shepherd’s Bush Pavillion’, a Grade II listed 1920s cinema, we take tea under the hotel’s landmark glass roof and lounge in Chinese-inspired, contemporary furnishings, a theme that continues throughout into the hotel’s 317 glamourous rooms and suites.

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