As one of London’s cultural hubs, Hammersmith contains a thriving theatre, studios and art districts. Famed for hosting the titular Live at the Apollo, a BBC commissioned stand-up comedy series, the Hammersmith Apollo is central to Hammersmith’s culture. Opened in 1932, the Hammersmith Apollo, often referred to as the Hammersmith Odeon by locals, is a Grade II listed property that is stylishly decorated in keeping with an art décor style. Before visiting, consulting the timetable to determine what act is performing is advisable.
The Irish Cultural Centre, located on Black Road, is comparatively unknown. The centre runs artisan events throughout the year, focusing on independent film, literature and music.
Hammersmith has some of the best Thames’ walks in London. On a sunny day, there are few more relaxing jaunts in all of London. If you’re feeling adventurous, it is possible to walk alongside the Thames from Hammersmith through Chelsea and West London before eventually arriving at the House of Parliament in central London.