Located on the banks of the Thames, Hammersmith’s heritage still shines through making it independent from the City of which it is now a borough – parks liberally dotted throughout and the wide open streets are a breath of fresh air after the hustle and bustle of the inner city.
Prized by many young professionals for its close transport links, stylish architecture and the variety of entertainments on offer, it’s also the star studded birthplace of many talented and familiar faces. Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Lily Allen, Bill Bailey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helen Mirren, Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Grant and Charlie Brooker are just a handful who call Hammersmith home.
A borough for all seasons, Hammersmith has many riverside walks and establishments to take in the scenery alfresco over a bite to eat or a drink, many of which boast a view of the historic and gorgeously preserved Hammersmith Bridge which the Oxbridge Boat Race passes under. For something a little different, why not head to the Michelin starred River Café or the vibrant farmers’ market? Famed for its pasta, Thai, hog roasts or highly prized fresh ingredients to cook up a storm in your own apartment, it can be found in Lyric Square from 11 – 3pm every Thursday.
For some evening entertainment that’s sure to leave a lasting impression the Lyric Hammersmith is not to be missed for its boundary-pushing theatrical performances, whilst the Apollo regularly plays host to countless high profile comedians whose on-stage exploits in Hammersmith have been televised to worldwide acclaim. Additionally, the Riverside Studios is the home of many contemporary and experimental television and theatre productions including; Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Russell Howard’s Good News, The Little Mermaid and You Have Been Watching.
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