Your home in the heart of the city

Hammersmith is a great place to live and work. It is one of the capital’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, with a real sense of community and a thriving business heart. There is so much to keep you here, that it is easy to forget central London is only 15 minutes away.
  • MinutesFrom Glenbrook*
  • 11Hammersmith Apollo
  • 5Lyric Theatre
  • 9Kelmscott House
  • 5Lyric Theatre
  • 4Bush Theatre
  • 11Kew Gardens
  • 14Museum of Fulham Palace
  • 17National Portrait Gallery
  • 8Natural History Museum
  • 14Royal Academy of Arts
  • 8Royal Albert Hall
  • 12Royal Court Theatre
  • 17Royal Opera House
  • 8Science Museum
  • 1Shepherd’s Bush Empire
  • 24Tate Modern

One city, a whole world of culture

Art, theatre, music, architecture – whatever’s on your cultural wish list, London always has the capacity to surprise and delight.
  • MinutesFrom Glenbrook*
  • 18Big Ben
  • 11Buckingham Palace
  • 10Chelsea Football Club
  • 18Houses of Parliament
  • 24London Eye
  • 18Madame Tussauds
  • 16Piccadilly Circus
  • 25St Paul’s Cathedral
  • 30Tower Bridge & Tower of London
  • 17Trafalgar Square

London is a city rich in culture. The opportunities are limitless; whether you are inspired by the contemporary or the traditional, have a few minutes or a few days. Highlights include the capital many galleries and museums – including the

National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and British Museum. The West End attracts the biggest shows from musicals to theatre and venues such as Wembley Arena and the O2 stage landmark concerts week in week out.

From live music to the latest plays, there’s a packed cultural calendar to explore in Hammersmith.

The Lyric Theatre has played a starring role in Hammersmith life since it was established as an intimate opera house in 1895. It has hosted the likes of Harold Pinter and Sir John Gielgud, and today stages over a thousand performances a year.

The Hammersmith Apollo showcases world class acts in a refurbished Grade II listed art deco cinema. Some of the stars who have performed here over the years include Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and David Bowie.

London is a city of endless attractions. Find your inspiration in its unique mix of the traditional and the cutting edge.

Every dining experience you could hope for

Foodies love this corner of the city with its world-class chefs and huge choice of cuisines from around the globe.
  • MinutesFrom Glenbrook*
  • 11The Gate
  • 9Lola & Simón
  • 8Raoul’s Gourmet
  • 15Crabtree
  • 13La Trompette
  • 14River Café
  • Pubs
  • 12The Anglesea Arms
  • 8The Dove
  • 5Hampshire Hog
  • 5Hammersmith Ram
  • 2Stonemasons Arms
  • Cafés
  • 13Artisan Coffee
  • 6Blanche Eatery
  • 6Café Brera
  • 15Counter & Table

Hammersmith has scores of restaurants catering for all tastes, from Michelin-starred celebrity haunts to gastro pubs and fashionable burger joints.

A walk along the river brings you to some of London’s most historic pubs dating back as far as 17thCentury, with favourites including The Dove and The Old Ship.

The life of plenty

From the latest fashions to the finest brands, here you can indulge every whim.

Some of the most exclusive shopping is to be found in Knightsbridge and Mayfair, home to prestigious labels such as Burberry, Dunhill, Stella McCartney and Mulberry, and famous department stores Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. Close to Hammersmith & Fulham, Westfield Shopping Malls offers over 300 shops including Louis Vuitton and Prada.

  • MinutesFrom Glenbrook*
  • 6Lyric Square Food Market
  • 25Bond Street
  • 9Chiswick High Road
  • 15Fortnum & Mason
  • 10Harrods
  • 10Harvey Nichols
  • 10Kensington High Street
  • 10Knightsbridge
  • 13Portobello Road Market
  • 16Savile Row
  • 25Selfridges
  • 11Sloane Square & King’s Road
  • 3Westfield Shopping Mall
  • 9Chiswick High Road

Westfield London, one of the largest shopping malls in Europe, is a 3-minute tube ride away and has over 300 stores to choose from. King Street offers shoppers a good selection of the British high street chains and supermarkets. The weekly Farmer’s Market held in Lyric Square has a variety of fresh foods direct from the producer.

Hammersmith’s eclectic mix of shopping has everything from world-famous brands to boutique stores.

A global seat of modern learning

London is home to some of the world’s most recognised and respected academic institutions.
  • MinutesFrom Glenbrook*
  • 6Latymer School
  • 39Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • 29City University
  • 34Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • 8Imperial College London
  • 22King’s College London
  • 21London School of Economics & Political Science
  • 39Queen Mary University of London
  • 8Royal College of Music
  • 22University College London
  • 3University of the Arts London
  • 25University of Westminster
  • 18St Paul’s School

The city’s universities are well known in the academic world and include University College London, Imperial College London and King’s College London. Renowned schools such as St Paul’s, Highgate, Harrow and Westminster attract families to London from around the globe.

A well connected centre for business

Excellent transport links and local investment have made Hammersmith a magnet for businesses large and small.

The proximity of Hammersmith to Central London and the city’s international airports has attracted a great many international companies who now have head offices here. They include L’Oreal, Sony Ericsson, Disney, US Airways and Universal Music. A recent wave of investment has made the area an even more attractive place to do business.

The joy of the river and open green spaces

  • MinutesFrom Glenbrook*
  • 13Brook Green
  • 8Furnival Gardens
  • 4Ravenscourt Park
  • 8River Thames
  • 13St Peters Square
  • 12Hyde Park
  • 14Richmond Park
  • 19Holland Park
  • 22London Wetland Centre
You could forget you’re in Central London with the area’s abundance of green spaces and riverside walks.

Hammersmith is blessed with a large number of beautiful open spaces, from the landscaped gardens of Ravenscourt Park to the paths along the Thames that offer miles of scenic walking or cycling along the river.

Just across Hammersmith Bridge is the London Wetland Centre, a haven for wildlife in 106 acres, popular with local families, and the Hammersmith Riviera, home to numerous sailing and rowing clubs.

W6 highlights

*All times are approximate. Walking and bus times are from Glenbrook to destination. All other times are from Hammersmith Underground to station closest to destination. Source TFL and Google Maps.