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Riverside charm coupled with exceptional commuter convenience

"Designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, Hammersmith Bridge was the first suspension bridge built over the Thames."

Annabelle Bent

"I like taking a stroll down to Ravenscourt Park for a picnic when it's sunny. There's tennis courts too for when i'm feeling athletic!"

Tom Wright

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

Jonathan Daykin

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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.

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!

Brackenbury Wine Rooms

Whether you're a a wine connoisseur or just fancy a drink the 40 wines by the glass menu paired with fantastic food is the perfect place to spend your Sunday afternoon! There's a paired deli too, and they're dog friendly.

H G Walter

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

London Corinthian Sailing Club

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

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!

Anglesea Arms

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


A hairdressers for both men and women that always has plenty of offers, including standby appointments and deals on colour services.

Toro Gordo

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


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

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Barons Court, West Kensington, Shepherd's Bush, Holland Park, Earls Court, Turnham Green, Fulham, East Acton, Kensington and Barnes

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"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."

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Little Stage Academy

Westside 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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
  1. About Hammersmith

    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.

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