Things to do in Hammersmith
King Street in Hammersmith has a great range of shopping opportunities, with both independent and chain stores to browse. The countryside is also relatively accessible compared to other London boroughs, with the Barnes Wetlands Centre and the green spaces of Putney Heath and Wimbledon Common an easy bus ride or drive away.
The Hand & Flower is located directly opposite the grand Victorian architecture of Olympia London, which hosts over 200 events a year, from food fairs to wellness festivals, many of which attract visitors from across the UK. Meanwhile, the Eventim Apollo is also within walking distance, and has hosted world-famous entertainers including The Beatles, David Bowie, Jerry Seinfeld and Penn & Teller.
A ten-minute walk down Kensington High Street will take you to The Design Museum, which showcases contemporary design and holds exhibitions and events for anyone interested in the history of design. The museum is located on the edge of Holland Park, which provides a welcome oasis in the middle of the bustling city, and is also home to the stunning Kyoto Garden. This tranquil Japanese ‘stroll garden’ offers visitors the opportunity for some quiet reflection.
Your final stop should be Leighton House Museum. The former home of the Victorian artist Frederick, Lord Leighton, it’s known for its beautifully tiled hall, paintings and sculptures.