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129 Shepherd's Bush Road, Brook Green
Hammersmith
Greater London
W6 7LP

Why move to Hammersmith?

Just 18 minutes from Covent Garden and 20 minutes to Bank from Shepherds Bush Central Line Station, Hammersmith combines the buzz of city life with riverside living. Home to two of the capital's major music and comedy venues, it's also perfectly positioned for anyone who likes to escape the city by both land and air.

Some things to love about living in Hammersmith

Stroll along the riverside or take in a view of the Thames at sunset from Hammersmith Bridge.

Sample some delicious delights at the weekly farmers' market at Lyric Square on King Street.

Wander through the open spaces of Ravenscourt Park. The main entrances to the park are on King Street, Ravenscourt Avenue, Ravensourt Road, Paddenswick Road and Goldhawk Road.

For Live music/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 a show at the Lyric theatre, Lyric Square just off King Street.

Surrounded by elegant Victorian terraces, leafy Brook Green and its environs is incredibly popular for its village-like atmosphere, with good schools, childrens' playground, local shops and great gastro pubs.

A little bit of history

The name Hammersmith dates back to 1294, and the area has something of a rich history. Its more notable historical residents include William Morris, father of the Arts and Crafts movement and the composer Elgar.

Need to know

Mahatma Gandhi counted Hammersmith as his home in his student days. And Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe was born in Hammersmith at Queen Charlotte's Hospital.

Shopping

Hammersmith has plenty of high street shops, and it's just minutes from Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush. However it's also home to some good local independents, such as the Fishmonger's Kitchen, a fantastic fish shop on Shepherds Bush Road and Stentons, the family butcher in Brackenbury.

DANIEL 'HARRY POTTER' RADCLIFFE WAS BORN IN HAMMERSMITH AT QUEEN CHARLOTTE'S HOSPITAL.

Transport

By Road:

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

By Tube:

Piccadilly, District and Hammersmith & City, Central plus others from the surrounding neighbourhoods.

By Train:

Wander slightly further afield and you can take the overground at Kensington Olympia and Shepherds Bush.

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