Behind the Scenes: Alice Russell


Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Whereabouts do you live now?

I grew up on a farm down in Dorset where I went to school and where my family are still based.  I moved to Brook Green just over three years ago and have lived with friends in the same house since.


How long have you been an estate agent for?

I have been an estate agent for two and a half years.


How long have you worked for D&G? What’s the greatest thing about working for them?

I’ve been with Douglas & Gordon nearly a year. I love the people I work with and the Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush area.


When you’re not in the office or showing people around, what do you do in your spare time? Any interesting hobbies we should know about?

Meeting friends for drinks, going to the gym and having short breaks to Dorset.


What questions do you most commonly get asked by clients/customers?

Is this street in the catchment area for ‘x’ school?


What advice do you have for people looking to buy or rent in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush?

Brackenbury Village has amazing schools and parks, which is great for families.   


What do you love about Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush? What are your favourite hangouts? Where do you grab your coffee in the morning, or take a business lunch?

I love Westfields for the winter days on the weekend, Brook Green and Ravenscourt Park are also great hangout parks in the summer.  I love Smiths bar on Brook Green to have a cocktail with friends and The Queens Head on Brook Green for a larger gathering with their lovely big beer garden.


What would you say to anyone looking to move into the area?

There are amazing transport links, including the Shepherd’s Bush Overground, great bus links and lots of different tube lines.  Westfields shopping centre also has a lot to offer, from amazing restaurants to a range of shops!


If you could wave a magic wand and change one thing about the property market, what would it be?

I would get rid of some of the flaky applicants we have got at the moment.