Hammersmith has a lot going for it. Not only is it one of the best places in west London for live music and entertainment thanks to the Eventim Apollo and the Lyric Theatre, but the charming quiet residential garden squares and the pedestrianised riverside walks offer an alternative, relaxing, W6 experience.
The architecture ranges from larger Victorian family homes to newly built river front luxury apartments, meaning the area caters for a variety of people. The international tastes of its multicultural residents are equally well served by the impressive cosmopolitan restaurant selection on offer in Hammersmith. From the listed pubs tucked away to be discovered on a Sunday afternoon, to the bustling wine bars in the heart of Hammersmith, Hammersmith has something for everyone.
King Street is Hammersmith's main shopping street stretching 750m, supplemented by additional shopping areas along Shepherds Bush Road to the north, Fulham Palace Road to the south and Hammersmith Road to the east.
The Hammersmith Apollo is an entertainment venue and a Grade II* listed building located right by Hammersmith main transport hub, and the Lyric Theatre on King Street is committed to producing the highest quality contemporary theatre.
The contrast between the bustling commercial areas and the relaxing open air spaces are unique to Hammersmith. The pedestrianised Thames Path riverside walkway is home to pubs, rowing clubs and the riverside park of Furnival Gardens. Hammersmith also has a municipal park to the West of the centre, Ravenscourt Park, with facilities that include tennis courts, a basketball court, a bowling lawn, a paddling pool and multiple playgrounds.