Local area guide

Living in Hammersmith and Fulham

Thinking about moving to Hammersmith and Fulham? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Hammersmith and Fulham

Why Hammersmith and Fulham is a good place to live

Hammersmith and Fulham is a vibrant part of London that seamlessly blends its rich history with modern appeals. Living in Hammersmith and Fulham means having easy access to key transport links, with three main tube lines and its very own bus hub making central London easily accessible. Residents have a variety of dining options, with over 100 restaurants catering for all tastes. If you fancy a peaceful walk or cycling, Hammersmith and Fulham offer numerous green spaces and a stunning riverside location along the Thames. Moving to Hammersmith and Fulham also introduces you to an area that values education, with impressive primary and secondary schools.

What's Hammersmith and Fulham famous for?

Hammersmith and Fulham is famous for its strong ties to the world of arts and entertainment. The borough is home to the renowned Hammersmith Apollo, a venue that has seen performances by legendary artists. Among its architectural marvels is the unique 'Ark' office building. Hammersmith and Fulham is also historically known as a centre for London's Polish community. Finally, no mention of Hammersmith and Fulham fame would be complete without acknowledging the beautiful Hammersmith Bridge, a distinguished emblem commemorated in the borough’s coat of arms.

Things to do in Hammersmith and Fulham

There are several exciting things to do in Hammersmith and Fulham. For culture enthusiasts, you can visit Riverside Studios for a film or theatre production or attend a concert at the Hammersmith Apollo. If you're a foodie, you can indulge in the gastronomy scene, sampling a wide range of cuisines available at the myriad of dining establishments. If you're keen on outdoor activities, Ravenscourt Park offers a perfect spot for leisure. For shopping lovers, King’s Mall is a must-visit for an array of shopping options. If you fancy a blend of past and present, take a walk to the historic Hammersmith Bridge for a stunning view.

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Transport in Hammersmith and Fulham

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Local connections

Goldhawk Road
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Ravenscourt Park
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Hammersmith (D & P)
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Shepherd's Bush Hammersmith & City
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Shepherd's Bush Central
0.6 miles / 1.0 km

Schools in Hammersmith and Fulham

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Education in Hammersmith and Fulham

The Godolphin and Latymer School
Ages: 10 - 19 years old
Brackenbury Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Earl's Court Free School Primary
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2024)
West London Free School Primary
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2015)
Bute House Preparatory School for Girls
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
John Betts Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)

Local pubs in Hammersmith and Fulham

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  • Brook Green Hotel

    London W6

    The Brook Green Hotel, is a warm place to relax and unwind. Situated in leafy Brook Green, moments from Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush and Kensington Olympia.

  • Dartmouth Castle

    London W6

    Wonderful pub 1 minute walk from Lyric Square. Superb seasonal menu, Real Ales on tap and a global wine list. Fantastic garden perfect for a long lunch, drink after work or a weekend meal. Upstairs space available for functions.

  • Shepherd and Flock

    London W12

    The Shepherd & Flock is a traditional family run Irish pub that serves a variety of beers, wines and spirits. We show Sky Sports & BT Sport on a big screen TV.