Fill up your pint and toast your company's newest acquisition in Hammersmith, a neighborhood known for casual pubs and multinational companies.

Much of Hammersmith village was demolished in the 1930s. Luckily, the neighborhood’s most important attribute remained intact: its local pub. The original riverside pub is still serving, and it’s a neighborhood mainstay when it comes to the intimate establishments that preserve its small-town appeal. Combine its local lore with the presence of multinational companies and its role as a transportation hub, and you’ve got a neighborhood that exudes old-world charm amid sleek modernity.

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On the Map

Hammersmith is within LB of Hammersmith & Fulham and bordered by Holland Park, Earls Court, Notting Hill, Shepherd's Bush, Fulham, Chelsea, Kensington, Acton, and RB of Kensington and Chelsea

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

The London Eye: 35 minutes on the tube
The Tower of London: 35 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 40 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 60 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 31 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 25 minutes on the tube

Commuter Paradise, Commercial Hub

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Hammersmith boasts an underground tube station, an overground train station, and motorway access into and out of West London.

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Its transit connections create a fast-paced, commuter-friendly neighborhood where passing through is a permanent attribute.

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For travelers with time to spare, shops, cafes, and plazas promote camaraderie between commuters.

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Home to the offices of L'Oreal and General Electric, Hammersmith's reputation as a multinational commercial hub is well-deserved.

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Restless after a long day at corporate headquarters?

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Hammersmith Apollo has been entertaining audiences with music and comedy shows since 1932.

The area has fantastic transport links - immediate access to overground, central and Hammersmith and City lines, with close proximity to more at Hammersmith.  Lively main streets are accompanied by quieter roads of terrace houses. It is a diverse area where a lot of families live - a real mixture of all types of londoner."

Relaxation Along the Riverside

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Hammersmith's location along the Thames lends it an air of aquatic serenity.

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If you're a boatie, you might be interested to know that Hammersmith Bridge is a focal point during London's annual Oxbridge boat race.

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Boaties will also delight in Hammersmith's Linden House, a Georgian building responsible for mooring vessels along the banks of the Thames.

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Time to batten the hatches.

There are many nice places to visit nearby such as the beautiful Ravenscourt Park and the River Thames (you can see the river from my window when the tide is high). For entertainment the two local theatres (the Lyric Theatre and Riverside Studios) both put on great plays at great prices. Of course there is also the Hammersmith Apollo where many renowned events and concerts take place."


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