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Hammersmith and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Hammersmith and surrounding areas

"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

"There are so many pretty spots along the Thames where you can sit back and enjoy the views."

Jonathan Daykin

"The O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire was originally an Edwardian music hall and is now a popular venue for music artists."

Mark Nockles

What is your favourite place?

Where do Hammersmith and surrounding areas locals go?

Toro Gordo

An intimate setting with exceptionally accommodating staff and a diverse menu.

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.

Brackenburys

A deli and coffee shop in one, Brackenburys sells some awesome European delicacies.

H G Walter

The best in W14, this traditional butchers sells top quality meat.

L'Elyseé

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.

The River Café

It ain't cheap, but it is the finest Italian cooking this side of the Dolomites!

London Corinthian Sailing Club

Sailors from the local club take to the water along Upper Mall on a weekday evening in Chiswick.

Bombay Chow

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.

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.

The Blue Boat

Riverside views of Hammersmith Bridge, great atmosphere and good burgers!

The Dove

A cosy pub by the Thames with lots of history. Its views and atmosphere make it the perfect spot for a pint or two.

Charlotte's Bistro

Classy neighbourhood restaurant where the menu is always interesting yet remarkable value. Great cocktails as well...really imaginative!

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.

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!

The Scarsdale Tavern

One of London's best-kept secrets. Great for a drink after work or a weekend watering hole...

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"The Shepherds Bush Empire was built in 1903 as a music hall, later becoming the BBC Television Theatre in 1953. It was here that programmes such as 'This is Your Life' and '70s music show 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' were filmed."

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Little Stage Academy

DRINK ME EAT ME
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

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

Song Academy

The 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

Diddi dance

St 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

New Mum New You

Melcombe Children Centre
12 week weight management programme for new mums involving exercise and nutrition tips

NCT Bumps & Babies at Brook Green

The 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

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
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