Riverside charm coupled with exceptional commuter convenience
"St Paul's Studios, Talgarth Road were built as artists' studios in the late 1800s and have housed a number of notable people, most famously Margot Fonteyn."Guy Evans
"It's lovely to see the local community come together to maintain the walled garden in Ravenscourt Park - it's such a pretty place to sit and relax!"Christopher Howard
"Designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Hammersmith Bridge was the first suspension bridge built over the Thames."Annabelle Bent
Where do Hammersmith locals go?
The Blue Boat
Riverside views of Hammersmith Bridge, great atmosphere and good burgers!
Submitted by Nichole
Cracking pub with real ales and a famous Sunday lunch... and a bonus - Monday nights are BYO bottle!
Submitted by Annabelle
The River Café
It ain't cheap, but it is the finest Italian cooking this side of the Dolomites!
Submitted by Dan
An intimate setting with exceptionally accommodating staff and a diverse menu.
Submitted by Pip
London Corinthian Sailing Club
Sailors from the local club take to the water along Upper Mall on a weekday evening in Chiswick.
Submitted by Jas
Can't decide if you would rather have a curry or Chinese? Well how about both... Bombay Chow does remarkable Indo-Chinese Hakka cuisine. Whether it is one of the noodle sizzlers or the glazed lamb chops, you will leave satisfied.
Submitted by Fizah
Classy neighbourhood restaurant where the menu is always interesting yet remarkable value. Great cocktails as well...really imaginative!
Submitted by Dan
Ravenscourt Park Walled Garden
It's lovely to see the local community come together to maintain the walled garden in Ravenscourt Park - it's such a pretty place to sit and relax!
Submitted by Henry
Stenton Family Butchers
The place all locals in Brackenbury Village go if they want bespoke cuts of meat. Truly a great experience and thoroughly recommended.
Submitted by Gary
The Sindercombe Social
Perfect for after work drinks or a bite to eat before a gig at the O2 empire, theres a laid back vibe and they have a DJ at the weekends.
Submitted by Daisy
A cosy pub by the Thames with lots of history. Its views and atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a pint or two.
Submitted by Alex
A great little French café on Hammersmith Road. They have a range of smoothies and amazing coffees, as well as tasty sandwiches and French pastries.
Submitted by Jenalyn
The Old Ship
As well as the tasty food, this pub offers the most impressive views of the Thames - you can't beat a cold glass of wine while looking out over the water.
Submitted by Daisy
Why do you find Hammersmith a great place to live?
"I love this area!"
What do you like about Hammersmith?
Did you know?
"Desirable Upper Mall is home to 18th-century pub The Dove, where poet James Thomson wrote 'Rule, Britannia!', whilst number 26 was once home to William Morris."
Child-friendly activities near Hammersmith
Antenatal HypnoBirthing Classes
HypnoBirthing is the Childbirth Preparation method that everyone is talking about. Experience a relaxed more comfortable natural birthing free of fear or anxiety. The classes are run over a weekend by fully certified HypnoBirthing Practitioners Steve & Sonia Griffiths. They have over 10 years experience between them. Website
NCT Bumps & Babies at Brook GreenThe Queen's Head Pub
Anyone expecting a baby, new parents, parents with a new baby and older children. Everyone with a pre-school age child is welcome. Website
Diddi danceSt Mary's Church
At Diddi Dance we realise and encourage endless enthusiasm and energy in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class. We are the only pre-school dance program to explore 14 different dance styles. £8 per session Website
Aqua Rangers Swimming school
The Aqua Rangers Swimming School offer a wide range of swimming lessons available Monday to Friday between 2pm and 6pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Our classes are small with maximum 2 children per class and our teacher are great at developing every child into a happy little swimmer. Contact us to find out more. Happy Swimming Website
Song AcademyThe Holy Trinity Church
Song Academy provides a unique and exciting opportunity for children to write and record songs from scratch in collaboration with experienced professional musicians. Song Academy is for everyone whether they play an instrument feel they can sing can write creatively or not. Take on the many roles in the collaborative songwriting process the songwriter music producer and recording artist. At the end of a term the children perform in their own gig with a live band of professional musicians and take home a compilation CD of all their song. Website
New Mum New YouMelcombe Children Centre
12 week weight management programme for new mums involving exercise and nutrition tips
Little Stage AcademyWestside Community School
The Little Stage Academy is a unique class designed to teach our younger members dance, drama, singing and musical theatre all in one motivating and exciting session, all under one roof! Syllabus class work can sometimes be restrictive; instead, our classes are open and eclectic. We allow our 'Little Luvvies' to be individuals within class time by encouraging them to express themselves and release their inhibitions through the performing arts. As we know, no two children are the same and so we believe that by allowing them to be individuals, but guiding them at the same time, they will thrive and reach their full potential. These are important years of any child's life and we are here to help them gain the benefits of all these skills in one!! Website
Hammersmith is an urban centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Charing Cross on the north bank of the River Thames. One of west London's key transport hubs and commercial and employment centres, and home to several multinational company offices, it is focused on the two London Underground stations, bus station and road network node at Hammersmith Broadway. It is bordered by Shepherds Bush to the north, West Kensington to the east, Fulham to the south and Chiswick to the west, and is linked by Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes in the southwest.
Local Estate Agencies
Why not explore some other local areas:
- Barons Court
- West Kensington
- Shepherd's Bush
- Holland Park
- Earls Court
- Turnham Green
- East Acton
Feedback about living in Hammersmith has been submitted directly by the public and may not neccessarily reflect the views of Foxtons. The description of Hammersmith was modified from Wikipedia and is available under the Creative Commons licence. Land Registry data is Crown copyright.
All the views and contributions contained within Foxtons Local Life are those of the contributors. All content is assessed before publishing for taste, however free opinion is encouraged. Foxtons accept no payment or sponsorship for content that is posted about Hammersmith.