Hotels near Hammersmith

Hammersmith is a district in West London with a slower pace of life whilst still having plenty to see and do. It’s an excellent base for stays in London, with transport links around the city, shops, restaurants, bars and theatres.
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Where is Hammersmith in London?

Hammersmith is in West London, between Shepherd's Bush, Kensington, Chiswick and Fulham. The area stretches down to the River Thames, where you can cross Hammersmith Bridge to reach Barnes, Putney and Richmond Park.

Things to do in Hammersmith

1. Watch a show at the Lyric Theatre

This historic theatre was established as a music hall in 1888 and has since been integral to Hammersmith's cultural scene and community. As one of London's leading theatres, the venue has hosted productions by some of the industry's best writers, directors, actors and companies. Visit their website to find out what's on during your stay in Hammersmith.

2. Explore Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt Park is the largest green space in this borough, making it the perfect place to escape from the city for a few hours. Whether you want to immerse yourself in nature, play sports or learn about horticulture, Ravenscourt Park has it all. There's plenty to explore here, from the lake and parkland to tennis courts, a football pitch, a kids' playground, an open-air paddling pool and a glasshouse.

3. Take a walk along the River Thames

Hammersmith is a stone's throw from the River Thames, making it the perfect place to enjoy a riverside walk. Head towards the city centre via Fulham, Chelsea and Pimlico, or cross the river to Barnes and Richmond Park.

4. See Hammersmith Bridge

Constructed in 1887, Hammersmith Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world. It is a Grade II listed structure and frequently requires repairing due to its age. Currently, the bridge is only open to pedestrians and cyclists. Walk across it to enjoy views of the River Thames from a different perspective.

5. Visit the iconic Hammersmith Apollo

If you're in the mood to see some live music in Hammersmith, this Art Deco theatre is one of London's top live music venues. Many legendary musicians have played here, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bob Marley. It is also home to BBC's Live at the Apollo stand-up comedy series.

Things to do near Hammersmith

1. Explore the museums in Kensington

Some of London's top museums and attractions are in West London, so why not make the most of this during your stay in Hammersmith? From Kensington Palace to the V&A Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Design Museum, there's a museum to suit every interest here.

2. Head north to Shepherd's Bush

It's a 9-minute tube or 25-minute walk from Hammersmith to Shepherd's Bush. If you're in the mood for shopping, head to the enormous Westfield shopping centre or Shepherd's Bush Market. Feeling hungry? Uxbridge Road is home to some of the area's best food spots, offering various cuisines.

3. Visit the London Wetland Centre

Just across the river from Hammersmith is the London Wetland Centre. This tranquil nature reserve spans over 100 acres and is home to many different wildlife species, including birds and otters. Head here when you need a break from city life, or take the kids for a family-friendly day out.

The best bars and restaurants in Hammersmith

For breakfast or coffee, head to:

  • Truth
  • Artisan Coffee
  • Antipode
  • Carbon Kopi
  • The Elder Press Café
  • Coffee Station

Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of these top-rated restaurants in Hammersmith:

  • The Hampshire
  • L'Amorosa
  • Latymers
  • Cellar at Kindred
  • Sam's Riverside
  • The River Café
  • The Anglesea Arms
  • The Andover Arms

Grab drinks at one of these bars in Hammersmith:

  • The Dove
  • The Blue Anchor
  • Thatched House
  • Brook Green Pub
  • Smith's Cocktail Ba
  • The Craft Beer Co

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