Local area guide

Living in Hammersmith

Thinking about moving to Hammersmith? 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

Why Hammersmith is a good place to live

Hammersmith provides a perfect blend of city and country living, with an assortment of dining spots, historic riverside pubs, along with impressive riverside views. Excellent transport links across the city make living in Hammersmith a breeze. Residents get the best of London living with scenic views of the River Thames, broad green spaces like Ravenscourt Park and access to top-class theatres like Riverside Studios and The Lyric Theatre. The urban centre is complemented by the tranquillity of serene riverside areas of the Thames, providing a welcome respite from urban hustle-bustle.

What's Hammersmith famous for?

Hammersmith is famous for its rich cultural and historical heritage. The notable Eventim Apollo has hosted gigs from top bands and is a pioneer in the world of entertainment. Also, Hammersmith is known for its iconic Hammersmith Bridge, London's oldest suspension bridge. Let's not forget the Riverside Studios adding to its fame. The Dove pub, boasting a remarkable history and riverside location, is another feather in Hammersmith's cap, having hosted eminent individuals such as Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene in its time.

Things to do in Hammersmith

Hammersmith offers a wide variety of things to do. You can enjoy live entertainment at renowned venues such as the Eventim Apollo or the Lyric Hammersmith theatre. Enjoy a riverside meal at historic pubs or explore shopping havens like Westfield London and Hammersmith Broadway Shopping Centre. Steep yourself in the borough's history with a tour of Kelmscott House, the former home of the famous designer William Morris, and take a relaxing stroll along the tranquil Riverside Walk. With plenty of cultural events at the Irish Cultural Centre, there is never a dull moment in Hammersmith.

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Transport in Hammersmith

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Local connections

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

Schools in Hammersmith

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

Education in Hammersmith

Bute House Preparatory School for Girls
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
The Godolphin and Latymer School
Ages: 10 - 19 years old
Sacred Heart High School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
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)
St Paul's Girls' School
Ages: 10 - 19 years old

Local pubs in Hammersmith

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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.

  • Draft House

    London W6

    Local chain pub taking the provenance of its beers seriously and serving them with snacky food.