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Spotlight: What to do and where to go in Brook Green

Winkworth explore all that Brook Green in west London has to offer, from schools to local pubs


Brook Green is situated in west London in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is bordered by Kensington, Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush, Brackenbury Village and Holland Park.

Where to go

Brook Green has two main shopping areas – Shepherd’s Bush Road and Blythe Road – which offer numerous chain and independent restaurants and cafes, bars and boutique shops. Local gastropubs abound in Brook Green, with some local favourites including The Brook Green Hotel, The Queen’s Head, The Havelock Tavern and the Bird in Hand.

You will also find the tennis courts on Brook Green, if you’d like a game of tennis.

What’s on

The popular Brook Green Market & Kitchen, a FARMA certified farmers’ market, set up shop each Saturday in the playground of Addison Primary School. Their traders aim to champion the best of Britain, with a wide selection of seasonal, locally sourced, home grown ingredients as well as more exotic finds from trusted suppliers who import top quality organic produce from abroad. Every Saturday, visitors will find not only a fully stocked market but a true community hub.

For live music and comedy, catch a gig at the Hammersmith Apollo. This Art Deco Grade II* listed iconic London venue opened its doors in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace cinema, or take in a show at the Lyric Theatre on Lyric Square which is  just off King Street. Let’s not forget all the live-events and exhibitions that take place throughout the year at Olympia London.


In Zone 2, Brook Green boasts a wide variety of transport links.

By Road:

A4, A40, M4 with connections to both Heathrow and central London.

By Underground:

Piccadilly, District, Circle, Hammersmith & City at Hammersmith and Central Line at Shepherds Bush plus others from the surrounding neighbourhoods.

By Train:

Wander slightly further afield and you can take the London Overground services from Kensington Olympia and Shepherds Bush.


Brook Green has a great selection of both state and independents schools, catering for all ages of children.

These include Larmenier & Sacred Heart, rated Ofsted outstanding, Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, Ecole Française de Londres Jacques Prévert, St Pauls Girls, Godolphin & Latymer and Sacred Heart High School.

Property Market

Property prices in Brook Green range from £400,000 for a one bedroom flat, up to in excess of £3,000,000 for a four or five bedroom family house.

This is what Ben Hunt, Director at Winkworth Hammersmith think of this area “This is a fantastic area for those looking for what can truly be described as a "village" atmosphere just moments from Central London. The area offers a number of fabulous pubs and restaurants, as well as stunning riverside walks and also easy access out of London. There is a real mix of people, young professionals, couples and families, with a real community feel.”

Property Showcase

HOFLAND ROAD, W6  £1,320,000 Freehold
A rarely available cottage on this most sought after street in Brook Green, with planning permission to extend.

Fun Fact

Brook Green boasts four English Heritage blue plaques, for the artist Sir Frank Short, the composer Gustav Holst, the Silver Studio of design, and the writer Elizabeth Anne Finn (founder of the charity now known as Elizabeth Finn Care).

Brook Green Suite was written in 1933 for St Paul’s Girls’ School junior orchestra by the famous English composer  Gustav Holst, who was also Director of Music at the school.

Did you know that to get from one Hammersmith Station (District/Piccadilly) to the other (Hammersmith & City/Circle) without walking would require a minimum of 10 stops and 3 changes!

Source: Wikipedia, The Nudge

Properties for sale in Brook Green.

Winkworth Hammersmith
129 Shepherds Bush Road
W6 7LP

020 7371 4466

Visit the Winkworth Hammersmith microsite.

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