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Hammersmith and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Hammersmith and surrounding areas

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

Jonathan Daykin

"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

"The perfect spot next to Westfield London and bustling Uxbridge Road to eat your lunch or relax in the sun."

Annabelle Bent

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Where do Hammersmith and surrounding areas locals go?

Anglesea Arms

Cracking pub with real ales and a famous Sunday lunch... and a bonus - Monday nights are BYO bottle!

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Patio Restaurant

Traditional Polish cuisine and a convenient setting just off Shepherd's Bush Common. The dishes are comforting and the interior is welcoming.

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!

Toro Gordo

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

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.

The Blue Boat

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

The River Café

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

The Havelock Tavern

A fantastic little pub that does a superb steak! One of the best locals in Brook Green with friendly service and a great selection of craft beers and ales.

CycleSurgery

The best place for bikes and accessories in Shepherd's Bush.

H G Walter

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

Mirabell Cucina

An Italian deli that specialises in paninis, wraps and sandwiches on a variety of breads, as well as hot meals. Beautiful cabinets display fresh produce daily!

The Curtains Up

A pub with a great vibe and good food, but it has to be Barons Court Theatre downstairs that is its main selling point - I love it here!

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.

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.

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New Mum New You

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

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

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

Perform-Drama Workshops

Masbro Children's Centre
Drama Dance & Singing for 4-8 year olds. The only drama dance and singing workshops for 4-8 year olds that focuses on helping develop children's confidence co-ordination communication and concentration skills. Perform will give your child amazing social skills and will be the best fun of their week. This September to December Perform children will be travelling through space on an inter-planetary adventure with The Space Queen and The Little Green Alien. On their way they'll eat cheese with The Man on the Moon gravity groove with The Sparkly Spaceman and visit Venus with the beautiful Princess Star. Their mission is to confront and stop The Cruel Commander who plans to destroy Planet Earth...but will they stop him on time?! Guaranteed to be the best fun that your child has all week! All interested children are entitled to a Free Trial Session. 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

Expectant Fathers Programme

Melcombe Primary School
The EFP (Expectant Fathers Programme) is designed for new and expectant fathers who express a need for guidance and support in their role. The Expectant Fathers Programme has been developed in the UK it is evidence-based with input and guidance from UK fathers and professionals within the field and is exclusively available through Working With Men. The EFP supports fathers to learn the practical skills they will need with their babies to enable them to be competent and confident fathers & build new fathers confidence generally but particularly in terms of their role their skills and their ability to support both their partner and baby. The EFP consists of a 1 day course and runs once a month on a Saturday 10am - 4pm To book visit our website or text DAD and your email address to 82727 (Free SMS)

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
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