Hammersmith is one of London’s most desirable areas - a perfect blend of relaxed residential living and big city appeal. Located close to many of London’s top attractions, Hammersmith’s historic streets offer the perfect opportunity for tourists to enjoy authentic London living, whilst having easy access to the wider city and all its iconic landmarks. Hammersmith is also one of the most desirable areas for those working in the city, thanks to its broad range of local amenities and excellent transport links. As a top residential area, many of those staying in Hammersmith are discovering the benefits of choosing private apartments over traditional accommodation, as these properties offer a much more authentic experience as well as being better suited to those preferring a more home-like atmosphere.
Some of the top serviced apartments in Hammersmith include:
TheSqua.re’s range of apartments in Hammersmith includes luxury apartments and functional corporate housing that has been selected according to exacting criteria, ensuring guests get the best experience available. Each comes with tasteful decor, luxury soft furnishings and extensive kitchen facilities to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay - particularly those making an extended stay in Hammersmith. What’s more, serviced apartments also include several enhanced conveniences, including room cleaning and reception services.
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Hammersmith is an extremely popular part of London, its proximity to major attractions and excellent transport links make it one of the top places for travellers to base themselves during their visit. The area itself is relatively small and easily walkable. However, most visitors choose to stay in the centre of the area, near the tube station or towards the southeast - closer to the attractions of Kensington and Earls Court. Margravine Gardens and Star Road are amongst the most desirable of these areas. However, those looking to step away from city life often prefer the northwest extremity of Hammersmith, in the vicinity of Ravenscourt Park.
Hammersmith is an old area of London that has a history stretching back to the 13th century. Its growing importance throughout the centuries saw the neighbourhood experience many London records - including the location of the first suspension bridge crossing the Thames and being home to London’s smallest bar room, The Dove Pub which measures in at 4 feet 2 inches by 7 feet 10 inches. Below are a few more interesting facts about Hammersmith:
Hammersmith is a fantastic place from which to explore London. The area itself has plenty of history and cultural attractions and it is ideally situated between several other historic boroughs. As such, those staying in the area will find they have ample opportunity to visit the numerous attractions and landmarks of England’s fascinating capital.
What are the most popular things to do in Hammersmith?
Hammersmith is popular with those looking to find out about London’s rich history beyond the city centre. Many visitors choose to explore the local museums or perhaps go blue plaque hunting when the weather permits. There is also the option of heading into Kensington or Chelsea to explore some of London’s most affluent and picturesque areas.
What are some free things to do in Hammersmith?
Hammersmith itself has plenty of parks and green spaces, which are of course free to enjoy. However, the area is also adjacent to South Kensington - known as London’s museum quarter with many of its famous institutions having no entry fee.
What is there to do in the evening in Hammersmith?
Hammersmith is one of the best areas in London to enjoy an evening out. Aside from taking a leisurely stroll along the Thames and admiring London’s cityscape, there is also plenty of opportunities to enjoy a meal at one of the area’s fantastic restaurants, enjoy a night in a traditional London pub, or simply take in a show at one of the local community theatres.
Hammersmith is ideally situated for anyone looking to visit London’s myriad cultural attractions. The neighbouring borough of Kensington offers many of the city’s iconic museums, whilst several other attractions are within easy walking distance or just a short ride on the tube. Below is a selection of some of the top things to see in and around Hammersmith:
Hammersmith is home to plenty of top restaurants, sharing the capital’s love of all things gastronomy. The area has several fine dining and Michelin-starred establishments, as well as a great selection of ethnic cuisine and no-frills takeaways. As such, visitors to Hammersmith who find themselves hungry will not be short of choices when it comes to dining out.
Those looking for an evening of sophisticated dining have options including:
There are also plenty of high-end gastropubs, such as:
Finally, Hammersmith is particularly noted for its excellent array of Indian and Middle-eastern cuisine. Some local favourites are:
London is one of the world’s top shopping destinations and anyone staying in Hammersmith will find they are just a short tube or bus ride away from places like Oxford Street and Regents Street. However, Hammersmith itself, as well as the neighbouring boroughs, also offers plenty of retail opportunities. Locally, Kings Street is where Kings Mall can be found - a modern complex with around 50 stores and services. The high street also features numerous global brands as well as independent retailers.
Further afield but still within easy reach of Hammersmith are several other large shopping malls, which include:
Hammersmith is a small neighbourhood and most important locations in the area can easily be reached on foot. However, for longer journeys, Hammersmith benefits from being part of London’s transport infrastructure - one of the largest in the world. There are several bus routes operating locally, including 24-hour services in all directions. However, during the day most travellers prefer to use the tube. Hammersmith’s underground station is served by the Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly and District lines, connecting it to every part of the city.
Nearby stations to be aware of include:
The most cost-effective way of paying for both bus and tube journeys is to make use of London’s Oyster card payment system. This is particularly true for those planning to make regular trips around the city - a single trip to zone 1-2 will cost £2.40 whilst the equivalent single ticket is £4.90. Similarly, a zone 1 - 4 Travelcard will cost £13.10, whilst the Oyster is capped at £10.10.
London weather is famously unpredictable, with showers possible in summer and sunshine possible even in winter. However, generally, England’s capital experiences all four seasons and whilst there is a degree of unpredictability, London doesn’t often experience any extremes of weather. The summer months - particularly in July and August - are usually warm without being too hot, whilst winters are usually fairly cold, with freezing temperatures possible in December, January, and February. The month of September is often a popular time to visit, as the temperature is usually still warm, whilst being a little cooler than August in the evenings, making for a more comfortable stay. Anyone planning a trip to London should always pack with the idea that there may be a shower or two.
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