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Published September 16th 2012
There is nothing like Australia and no place like home, but the taste of the Pacific has its own flavour in the city of London. On the other side of the world, located in Shepherd's Bush, there is a place where Australians and Kiwis expatriates can get together for a drink in a pub called Walkabout.
The cuddly koalas might be far, far away, it will most probably rain and the paradisiac beaches are only on the travelling ads, yet Walkabout Shepherd's Bush Bar offers nostalgic expats the opportunity to feel closer to home and their lifestyle by communing with compatriots, at the time they cheer for their national team while watching sports or live music performances.
London is a huge city bursting with people from all over the world and a myriad of things to do, but it can get lonely sometimes. This huge diversity and the city's dimensions are some of the origins of such difficulty to integrate and belong to a community. In this context, Walkabout was born as an authentic Australian bar chain with 36 venues across England, Scotland and Wales.
Comfortable sofas and huge screens give the pub a relaxed atmosphere
The brand strives to offer customers a relaxed Australian atmosphere. With autochthonous food and drinks menu, huge screens, live bands and DJs, people that come from the land of Down Under - plus everyone who likes the vibrant cultural ambience- can get together for a night that will most probably look like a video clip from Men at Work. The live music is usually local and cover bands who play Australian and New Zealand classic songs and contemporary popular music. In the venue, live bands play every Saturday and Sunday, while DJ's play every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Aussie food and drinks menu is available in Walkabout
The Shepherd's Bush venue is massive and there is also another bar upstairs. Both floors are available for booking for private parties. The decoration is fun, with a real life-sized automobile coming out of the wall, the place for the DJ wisely located and an ideal stage for live performances. In contrast with most pubs in London where everyone is squeezed together like in the tube where they can barely breathe -let alone walk- the spaciousness of this venue also evokes Australia, giving visitors the opportunity to stretch out, relax and move about.
Home of the awesome spirit of Australia", walkabout offers the opportunity for relaxation, fun times, crazy times, silly times and a piece of home in London, in the absence of waves, the breeze from the Thames brushes by one of the best bars in town.
With the Boomerang customer loyalty card, customers can collect points per visit, and redeem these through our online Community for exciting rewards. The card also gives the user 20% off food and drinks.