London area of W6 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W6 neighbourhood

On the north bank of the River Thames is Hammersmith, one of west London's key transport hubs and commercial and employment centres. As well as being the main centre of London's Polish minority, Hammersmith is the location of the offices of plenty of international businesses and companies such as Coca-Cola, Disney, Pokemon, L'Oreal, Universal Music Group and US Airways. Also to be found in the area is the Hammersmith Apollo, a major entertainment and music site that has been in existence since 1932 and holds over 5,000 people, making it one of London's premier music venues. The area is famous for its pretty stretch of the Thames Path, with many riverside pubs proving very popular during the summer and providing a great vantage point during the annual Varsity Boat Race. W6 is also home to some of the city's most recognisable celebrity names - don't be too surprised to run into the likes of singer Lily Allen, actor Hugh Grant or boxer Joe Calzaghe, who, amongst others, are all thought to be residents.

See our recommended nearby W6 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

W6 Hotels

in or near W6
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
 
 
 
ibis London Earls Court
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
47 Lillie Road, SW6
If you are going to an exhibition or concert at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, then this will definitely be the closest budget option, sitting on the ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 

W6 Entertainment

in or near W6
Barons Court Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
28A Comeragh Road, Kensington, W6, 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
 
 
 
Colet House
London > Entertainment > 151 Talgarth Road, W6, London W14
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W6 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near W6
De Beaumont Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
83 Perham Road, W6, London W14
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Blythe House
London > Attractions > Museums
23 Blythe Road, W6, 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
 
 
 

W6 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W6
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HG Walter
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
51 Palliser Road, W6, 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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North End Road Market
London > Shopping > Markets
North End Road, W6, London SW6
North End Road Market is a taste of real London - a little rough around the edges, it's true, but that only adds to the appeal ... More
 
 
 
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Roberson Wine
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
348 Kensington High Street, W6, London W14
Family owned independent wine merchant. Roberson's stock the largest selection of wine by the bottle in London, largely French classics... More
 
 
 

W6 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W6 London?
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Best Mangal
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
104 North End Road, W6, London W14
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222 Veggie Vegan Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
222 North End Road, West Kensington, W6, 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
 
 
 
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Taiwan Village
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
85 Lillie Road, W6, London SW6
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W6 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W6.
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Colton Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
187 Greyhound Road, W6, 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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Famous Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
171 North End Road, W6, 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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Cumberland Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
29 North End Road, W6, 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
 
 
 

W6 Nightlife

W6 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Ted's Place
London > Nightlife > Bars
305a North End Road, W6, London W14
Gay friendly male clientale.... More
 
 
 
The Crescent Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 North End Crescent, W6, 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
 
 
 
Henry's Bar and Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
346 Kensington High Street, W6, London W14
Bar ... More
 
 
 

W6 Leisure

W6 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Queen's Club
London > Leisure > Palliser Road, West Kensington, W6, 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
 
 
 
Tennis & Rackets Association
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Queens Club, Palliser Road, W6, London W14
Tennis ... More
 
 
 
Lawn Tennis Association
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Queens Club, Palliser Road, W6, London W14
Squash and Tennis for Adults and Children ... More
 
 
 

W6 Education

in or near W6
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London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
155 Talgarth Road, W6, 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, W6, London W14
Careers advice services ... More
 
 
 

W6 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W6.
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Olympia London
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hammersmith Road, W6, 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
 
 
 
The Queen's Club
London > Business > Venue Hire
Palliser Road, West Kensington, W6, 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
 
 
 
Express By Holiday Inn London Earl's Court
London > Business > Venue Hire
295 North End Road, Earl's Court, W6, London W14
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