London Hammersmith - mini local travel guide!

Get to Know the Area:

You’ll find Hammersmith, in the West of London. The area gets its name from the old English word "Hamor" or "Hamersmith," which refers to a place with a hammer factory or forge. In the 17th and 18th centuries, Hammersmith was known for its industrial activities, particularly ironworks and breweries.
Currently it’s known best for its vibrant cultural scene, picturesque riverside walks, and iconic venues like the Hammersmith Apollo.


Why here?!

Our hostel overlooks the tube and bus station so you can’t get any better connected.
If you’re staying with us because you’re going to visit the Hammersmith Apollo you’re in luck - it's a 4 minute walk, meaning even in heels you won't have to trudge far. 


Our Hidden Gems:

There are 101 things to see and do in London but we wanted to offer our top picks:

  1. Furnivall Gardens: Tucked away along the northern bank of the River Thames, the Furnivall Gardens offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city. Featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, picturesque views of the river, and peaceful seating areas. It's a perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or picnic.
  2. The William Morris Society: Located in a discreet corner of Hammersmith, The William Morris Society is dedicated to the life and work of renowned British artist, writer, and socialist William Morris. The society's headquarters, Kelmscott House, is a Georgian villa that once served as Morris's residence. Visitors can explore the museum, library, and archive, which showcase Morris's designs, textiles, and writings.


Our Foodie Recommendations:

We can't expect you to eat with us in Belushi's every night, so we’ve added in a couple of local restaurants we personally recommend. 

  1. Turtle Bay: A vibrant Caribbean restaurant and bar known for its lively atmosphere, flavuorful Caribbean cuisine and rum based cocktails.
  2. The Hampshire Hog: This gastropub combines a relaxed and stylish ambiance with a menu featuring modern British cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.
  3. 🍃Plant Option - The Gate: A well-known vegetarian and vegan restaurant that offer a diverse menu with creative plant-based dishes.


Our Local Pub/Bar Recommendations:
As long as you start and end the night with us we won’t be too picky about where you end up in the middle. 

  1. The Blue Anchor: Situated near Hammersmith Bridge, The Blue Anchor is a beloved riverside bar with a rich history. This traditional pub features a spacious beer garden overlooking the River Thames.
  2. The Dove: Situated along the banks of the River Thames, The Dove is a historic pub with a charming atmosphere. It is known for its snug interiors, traditional decor, and a delightful riverside beer garden.
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