Hammersmith area guide

Discover our favourite restaurants and pubs in Hammersmith, find out what’s on at Hammersmith Apollo and find plenty of things to do, see, eat and drink in W6

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Hammersmith is an established west London entertainment hub, and the international nature of its residents is reflected in the area. Hammersmith restaurants showcase cuisine on a global scale, with Indian, Italian, Polish and Vietnamese places serving top-notch food. It's also the location for some of London's most famous theatres, which attract acts and visitors from around the world. The international influence of the area and the stacks of things to do make Hammersmith a great place to eat, drink and be entertained.

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Bars and pubs in Hammersmith

Old Ship

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 25 Upper Mall, W6 9TD
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Carpenter's Arms

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 91 Black Lion Lane, W6 9BG
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Dove

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 19 Upper Mall, W6 9TA
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Stonemasons Arms

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 54 Cambridge Grove, W6 0LA
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Things to do in Hammersmith

7 Hammersmith Terrace

Seven Hammersmith Terrace is the former residence of Sir Emery Walker – printer, collector and friend and mentor to William Morris – and is open for visitors from April to September. 

  1. W6 9TS
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Hammersmith Apollo

Another live music emporium that began life as an art deco cinema, this 1930s building had a big refit in 2002 and still features the original 1932 Compton pipe organ. It now doubles as a 3,600-capacity all-seater theatre and a 5,000-capacity standing-room-only gig space, hosting everyone from Kenny Rogers to Slipknot. 

  1. 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
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Lyric Hammersmith

A beacon of culture in Hammersmith, the Lyric's distinctive look is largely down to a fusion of the building's 1970s structure, the theatre's Victorian heritage and a modern interior. 

  1. King St, W6 0QL
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William Morris Society and Kelmscott House Museum

  • Free

On Hammersmith riverside, this small museum is where William Morris, socialist and founding member of the Arts and Crafts movement, spent the last 18 years of his life (1878-96), and which he described to his wife Janey as 'the most beautiful house in London.' 

  1. 26 Upper Mall, W6 9TA
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Restaurants in Hammersmith

Crabtree

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. Rainville Road, W6 9HA
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The Gate

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 51 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QL
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Malina Restaurant

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 1/4
  1. 166 Shepherds Bush Road, W6 7PB
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Potli

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 319-321 King Street, W6 9NH
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Marie- Christine Dahlin
Marie- Christine Dahlin

The Gate is the best vegetarian restaurant in London (as far as I know). Even our non-veggie friend liked the mouth watering (some spicy) meals.

shirlee  anne
shirlee anne

thats it for hammersmith then,? not to much going on ? what about the KING STREET, THERE WAS MORE GOING ON, IN THE LATE 50s AND 60s. where i grew up . there is now, the same pubs, ok they look different now. the APPOLLO,was ther then called the GAUMONT CINEMA ,BORING FETURE YOU HAVE MADE FOR HAMMERSMITH. IF I WAS AN ALIEN, I FLY ACROSS AND NOT STOP/ COME ON GIVE HAMMERSMITH A BETTER WRITE UP.

Bobcat
Bobcat

As Charlie Sheen says, this atrlcie is "WINNING!"

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