London area of Hammersmith guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Hammersmith neighbourhood

To the west of Hammersmith runs the river, which is one of the area’s most endearing and popular features. Locals make the most of their proximity to the water: some live on it, others row on it, plenty walk or jog alongside it but for most people the main attraction is the many bars and restaurants that line the riverbank. From the diminutive Dove pub to the superb Riverside Café, in summer, this stretch becomes so crammed with outdoor drinkers it’s hard to resist joining them for some liquid refreshment. The main shopping stretch in Hammersmith, King Street, is not a thing of beauty though does offer some points of interest; bargain hunters come here to worship at the temples of Primark and TK Maxx. But the high street isn’t just good for a quick shopping fix, the Lyric Theatre consistently stages good quality drama and dance productions. If that’s floating your boat, the theatre listings for the Riverside Studios are also worth checking out.

See our recommended nearby Hammersmith Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Hammersmith Hotels

in or near Hammersmith
Kensington West Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
25 Matheson Road, W14
This family friendly hotel in West Kensington is a good choice if you're travelling on a budget. Functional and affordable, all rooms come with en-suite facilities, ... More
 
 
 
Simply Rooms & Suites Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
21 Avonmore Road, W14
Simply Rooms & Suites is one of a range of new boutique hotels, located close to the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Affordable, high quality four-star hotel rooms ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Earls Court
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
295 North End Road, W14
The North End Road with it's marvellous Saturday food market, is the home of this shiny new hotel. In easy walking distance of Chelsea football club, ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Entertainment

in or near Hammersmith
Colet House
London > Entertainment > 151 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14
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Barons Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
28A Comeragh Road, Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14
This small theatre - with 57 cinema style seats - in the basement of The Curtains Up pub is a well known attraction in this corner ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Hammersmith
 
 
 
Blythe House
London > Attractions > Museums
23 Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Blythe House is where the V & A's collection of objects in storage are housed including furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and fine arts. Previously ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Hammersmith
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HG Walter
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
51 Palliser Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Winner of the 2004 award for Best Butcher in Britain, this extraordinary shop is well worth the trip to Baron's Court. A more recent award in ... More
 
 
 
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Roberson Wine
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, Hammersmith, London W14
Family owned independent wine merchant. Roberson's stock the largest selection of wine by the bottle in London, largely French classics... More
 
 
 
Salon:1
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
11 Barons Court Road, Hammersmith, London W14
... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Hammersmith London?
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Best Mangal
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
104 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ... More
 
 
 
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222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
222 North End Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14
This imaginative vegetarian/vegan restaurant strives to deliver nutritional delicious dishes without causing damage to the environment or to your health. Since opening their doors in 2004 ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Hammersmith.
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Famous Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
171 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Popular sports pub in west London which has three giant screens and 16 plasma TVs, making it the ideal place to watch football or rugby.... More
 
 
 
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Colton Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
187 Greyhound Road, Hammersmith, London W149SD
Utter the word "gastropub" or mumble the phrase "wine bar" inside this dinky local boozer and chances are you'll be gently shown the door and promptly ... More
 
 
 
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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14
An excellent gastropub, with a menu of truly delightful English and Mediterranean dishes. The Cumberland is the only decent pub within a mile radius, a friendly ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Nightlife

Hammersmith clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Crescent Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 North End Crescent, Hammersmith, London W14
The Fox Tavern has had a blinging makeover, turning from pints and sports on the TV screens to champagne and DJs on the decks, reopening in ... More
 
 
 
Ted's Place
London > Nightlife > Bars
305a North End Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Gay friendly male clientale.... More
 
 
 
Henry's Bar and Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
346 Kensington High Street, Hammersmith, London W14
Bar ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Leisure

Hammersmith gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Queen's Club
London > Leisure > Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14
Established in 1886 during the reign of Queen Victoria, the Queen's Club was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world. But ... More
 
 
 
The Study Society
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Colet House, 151 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Meditation Therapy ... More
 
 
 
Lawn Tennis Association
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Queens Club, Palliser Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Squash and Tennis for Adults and Children ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Education

in or near Hammersmith
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, London W14
LAMDA is among the most famous and prestigious acting schools in the world. It is very hard to be selected for a course here, but almost ... More
 
 
 
 
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Gliddon Road, Barons Court, Hammersmith, London W14
Careers advice services ... More
 
 
 

Hammersmith Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Hammersmith.
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, London W14
Times have changed since the Olympia first flung open its doors to the public on Boxing Day 1886 for the Hippodrome Circus, with the promise of ... More
 
 
 
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gliddon Road, Barons Court, Hammersmith, London W14
Careers advice services ... More
 
 
 
The Queen's Club
London > Business > Venue Hire
Palliser Road, West Kensington, Hammersmith, London W14
This was the first multi-purpose sports complex to be built anywhere in the world but as rugby, football and the like moved to large purpose-built stadiums, ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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