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Hammersmith area guide

Discover our favourite restaurants and pubs in Hammersmith and find plenty of things to do, see, eat and drink in W6

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Hammersmith has a lot going for it. Not only is it one of the best places in west London for live music, thanks to the Eventim Apollo, but Hammersmith’s restaurants also boast some seriously global – and seriously tasty – cuisine, reflecting the international nature of its residents. As well as gigs from top bands at the Apollo, culture vultures should head to the Lyric Theatre, which also features a great roof terrace for sunny days. And then there are the clutch of riverside pubs, which give another reason to while away an afternoon – or even a whole day and night – in Hammersmith.

 

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14 reasons to go to King Street, W6

14 reasons to go to King Street, W6

First things first, there’s no regal connection here – it’s named after John King, a seventeenth-century Bishop of London. But King Street reigns supreme in...

Restaurants in Hammersmith

101 Thai Kitchen

101 Thai Kitchen

The cooking at this no-nonsense Hammersmith establishment is largely from the Isan region of north-east Thailand and includes multiple versions of green papaya...

The Gate

The Gate

A converted artist’s studio behind the Hammersmith Apollo provides the setting for this branch of the Gate mini-chain. Expect colourful, nourishing,...

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Perched at the zenith of London-based fish and chippery, this branch of scrubbed-up Kerbisher & Malt goes that extra mile for its loyal Brook Green...

Mahdi

Mahdi

Many Iranian restaurants strive to emulate the informality of the dinner parties at which so much of their nation’s cuisine is served. Not so with Mahdi,...

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7 Hammersmith Terrace

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...

Hammersmith Apollo

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...

Lyric Hammersmith

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...

Bars and pubs in Hammersmith

Old Ship

Old Ship

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

It’s a long walk from Hammersmith Bridge along a lazy bend in the Thames, a world away from belching buses and snarled-up traffic, but you’ll be...

Carpenter's Arms

Carpenter's Arms

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

But for the tables outside, you might think that this was a shop. But a pub it is, and a popular one at that: head here on a Friday evening, and you’ll...

Dove

Dove

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

Several pubs stand amid the rowing clubs, dog-walkers and strategically placed park benches on the Upper Mall embankment upriver from Hammersmith Bridge; this...

Stonemasons Arms

Stonemasons Arms

  • 3 out of 5 stars

This light, airy, two-floor gastropub – and, on Sundays, neighbourhood film club – is a Fuller’s establishment par excellence.

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La Petite Bretagne

La Petite Bretagne

  • 3 out of 5 stars

By Anne Faber Mon dieu, delicious crêpes and galettes in Hammersmith?! Mais oui, a small patch of Brittany has popped up opposite the Hammersmith & City and...

Artisan

Artisan

  • 4 out of 5 stars

At time of writing, the sunny, sky-filled view from this large corner room was quite a treat – despite its location on a busy west London intersection....

Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt Park

Ravenscourt is less a traditional park, more a secret garden. While larger than your average private acreage, it has a refreshing local feel and is suitably...

Dove

Dove

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 1 of 4

There are a few pubs amid the rowing clubs, dog-walkers and welcome benches on the Upper Mall embankment west of Hammersmith Bridge; this one is certainly the...

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