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.
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.