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Location of the Hammersmith and Fulham area in London

Hammersmith & Fulham is a borough in west London, and boasts 3 Premiership football teams within its boundaries.


This is a large district of the inner west of London.

The most well known part of the district is perhaps Shepherd's Bush which has long been a first home in London to second and first generation immigrants. While this is less true today than in the past, the area undergoing gradual gentrification, beautification and development, there is still a substantial expatriate population (including a great many travelling Antipodeans).

Culturally, Shepherd's Bush is well known as the former home of the BBC's TV output, with the Television Centre located on Wood Lane in the White City sub-district. The Bush was also the fictional home of Steptoe & Son at Oil Drum Lane. The members of two influential British bands, The Who and the Sex Pistols, grew up in Shepherd's Bush. It is also the home of newly promoted football team Queens Park Rangers (QPR), who play in the top-level Premier League. These days, most people visit White City for its large shopping mall, Westfield London.

South of Shepherd's Bush is Hammersmith, which is a transport, commercial and retail hub of west London rather spoilt by the roar of traffic from its many roads, as well as the shade cast by indifferent office blocks and the ghastly Hammersmith Flyover. However it does have two important performing arts venues, the Apollo and the Lyric, as well as one of London's most elegant bridges.

At the southern end of the district, the residential riverside areas of Fulham have been hugely gentrified, and it is now sometimes difficult to determine where (previously much grander) Chelsea ends and Fulham begins. Fulham is also home to the football teams Fulham FC, Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea FC (at Fulham Broadway).

Get in[edit]

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By Tube[edit]

Both Hammersmith and Fulham are served by the following Tube stations, all in Zone 2:



These stations are on the Edgware Road–Wimbledon branch of the District line. You may need to change at Earl's Court  DIS  PIC :

By bus[edit]


1 Hammersmith bus station (tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ). Most buses operate routes inside of London, though some do go away from the capital. Berrys London Superfast coaches depart from bay D to towns in the West Country including Glastonbury, Taunton, Tiverton and Warminster. A larger selection of coaches can be taken to and from the London Victoria Coach Station. Hammersmith bus station (Q5645763) on Wikidata Hammersmith bus station on Wikipedia

  • Bus 9 (Aldwych to Hammersmith station). Runs via Kensington, Hyde Park Corner and Trafalgar Square. London Buses route 9 (Q6670147) on Wikidata London Buses route 9 on Wikipedia
  • Bus 23 (Westbourne Park station to Hammersmith). 24 hour service. Runs via Ladbroke Grove, London Paddington, Marble Arch and Kensington. London Buses route 23 (Q6670010) on Wikidata London Buses route 23 on Wikipedia
  • Bus 94 (Acton Green to Piccadilly Circus). 24 hour service. Runs via Oxford Street, Notting Hill, Lancaster Gate, Holland Park, Shepherd's Bush, Goldhawk Road and Chiswick. London Buses route 94 (Q6670150) on Wikidata London Buses route 94 on Wikipedia


Buses 11, 14, 22, 28, 74, 190, 211, 295, 391, 414, 430, and night buses N11, N22 and N28, all stop in Fulham.[dead link]

  • Bus 11 (Fulham Broadway to London Liverpool St). Runs via Sloane Square, London Victoria Coach station, Westminster, London Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, Mansion House and Bank. The number 11 bus passes many well-known landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, New Scotland Yard, St. Paul's Cathedral and Somerset House. London Buses route 11 (Q6669919) on Wikidata London Buses route 11 on Wikipedia
  • Bus 14 (Putney Heath to Russell Square). 24 hour service. Runs via Fulham Road, South Kensington and Piccadilly Circus. London Buses route 14 (Q6669947) on Wikidata London Buses route 14 on Wikipedia
  • Bus 22 (Putney Common to Oxford Circus). 24 hour service. London Buses route 22 (Q6669999) on Wikidata London Buses route 22 on Wikipedia
  • Bus 28 (Southside Wandsworth to Kensal Rise). 24 hour service. Runs via Fulham, Kensington Olympia, High Street Kensington, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill Gate, Westbourne and Harrow Road. London Buses route 28 (Q6670048) on Wikidata London Buses route 28 on Wikipedia
  • Bus 74 (Putney Exchange to Baker Street). London Buses route 74 (Q16986565) on Wikidata London Buses route 74 on Wikipedia

By train[edit]

  • 2 Shepherd's Bush railway station (opposite side of the road from Shepherd's Bush underground station). On the London Overground's West London Line with three trains per hour between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, and one Southern Rail train per hour between Milton Keynes and East Croydon. Shepherd's Bush railway station (Q801430) on Wikidata Shepherd's Bush railway station on Wikipedia
  • 3 Willesden Junction station. Major interchange for the London Overground with services to Watford Junction, Clapham Junction, Euston, Stratford and Richmond-on-Thames. Also has a Bakerloo line connection. Willesden Junction station (Q801623) on Wikidata Willesden Junction station on Wikipedia

By road[edit]

The A219 links Fulham with the A205 (South Circular) and with the A4.

Get around[edit]

The Gatehouse at Fulham Palace

Much of Hammersmith is walkable. It's a 30-minute walk 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from Hammersmith station to the Chiswick High Rd.


BBC Television Centre, Shepherd's Bush
Hammersmith Bridge

Doves Press

Doves Bible
Emery Walker and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson who were part of the arts and crafts movement started a book publisher called the Doves Press at No. 1 Hammersmith Terrace, which was named after the nearby pub The Dove.

In 1905, the five-volume Doves Bible was finished it was printed on linen rag paper and remains a highly sought-after collector's item.

In 1916, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson famously started throwing the metal blocks for Doves Roman (their custom serif typeface) into the River Thames from the Hammersmith Bridge. Several of these metal blocks are on display at the Emery Walker Trust museum from their recovery in 2014 when divers brought them up from the riverbed.

  • 1 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, SW10 0XG (train: Imperial Wharf  OGD National Rail; tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS ; boat: Chelsea Harbour), +44 20 7225-9101, . Daily 9:30AM-5PM. The cutting edge of British design from Furniture to Fabrics and Lighting. Some showrooms actually sell their designs (at impossible prices). There is also a nice café here.
  • 2 Fulham Palace, Bishop's Ave, SW6 6EA (Tube: Putney Bridge  DIS  or the 220 bus from Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 7736-3233, . Sa 11AM-2PM, Su 11:30AM-3:30PM, M Tu noon-4PM. The former retreat of the Bishops of London until 1973 now incorporates Bishop's Park and is a lovely green area in a heavily built part of London as well as home to some important historic buildings. Also a museum which charts the history of the palace back to the 11th century (and the area itself back to prehistoric times). Of note in the museum includes an entire room dedicated to Bishop Henry Compton's botanical exploits where he would gather all kinds of plants from the North American colony and grow them in the palace garden. Sadly the garden itself was destroyed when "Capability" Brown's landscaping became fashionable and Compton's codex of plants is missing with exception of a few preserved copies of its pages. There is a small cafe. Free. Fulham Palace (Q5507927) on Wikidata Fulham Palace on Wikipedia
  • 3 Gandhi's Student Accommodation, 20 Baron's Court Road, W14 9DT (tube: West Kensington  DIS ). A blue plaque marks to house where Mahatma Gandhi lived as a law student.
  • 4 Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, W10 4RA (tube: Kensal Green  BAK  OGD ), +44 20 8969-0152, fax: +44 20 8960-9744. One of the "Magnificent Seven" Georgian-Victorian cemeteries in London. Kensal Green Cemetery (Q1574424) on Wikidata Kensal Green Cemetery on Wikipedia
  • 5 Queens Club, Palliser Rd, W14 9EQ (tube: Barons Court  DIS  or West Kensington  DIS ), +44 20 7386-3400. Daily 7AM–8PM. hosts the traditional mens warm-up tennis competition, before the Wimbledon Chamipionship. This grand Victorian structure is home to other racquet sports such as badminton and squash. A new National Tennis Centre has been built further west at Roehampton, to hopefully end the Wimbledon English-winner drought. The Queen's Club (Q1748936) on Wikidata Queen's Club on Wikipedia
  • 6 Hammersmith Terrace (tube: Ravenscourt Park  DIS ). Several blue plaques can be found at the historic Grade II-listed Hammersmith Terrace, including Edward Johnston (the creator of the iconic London Underground typeface and roundel logo) who lived at No. 3 from 1905 to 1912. Hammersmith Terrace (Q18348160) on Wikidata Hammersmith Terrace on Wikipedia
  • 7 Emery Walker Trust, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, Chiswick, W6 9TS. A small museum dedicated to the former typographer Emery Walker who moved to No 7. Hammersmith Terrace from No. 3. Emery Walker's House (Q4643848) on Wikidata 7 Hammersmith Terrace on Wikipedia
  • 8 Hammersmith Bridge, W6 9DF (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ). Closed to all traffic since August 2020. A charming green iron and steel suspension bridge designed by Joseph Bazalgette and built in the 1880s. It marks the halfway point on the famous Oxford/Cambridge university boat race. Ordinarily connecting Hammersmith to Barnes on the south bank of the River Thames, the bridge has been declared unsafe due to structural issues which stem partly from the volume of road traffic it carried, far exceeding what Bazalgette could ever have imagined or designed for, and partly due to three separate attempts by the IRA (in 1939, 1996, and 2000) to blow it up which caused damage to the structure without destroying it. Hammersmith Bridge (Q1573860) on Wikidata Hammersmith Bridge on Wikipedia


  • 9 Bishop's Park. The area surrounding Fulham Palace was given by the Church of England as a public recreational ground. Bishops Park (Q4918064) on Wikidata Bishop's Park on Wikipedia
  • 10 Hurlingham Park (tube: Putney Bridge  DIS ). A large open park which is mainly sports pitches. It does though have some lovely frontage right onto the Thames and makes for a lovely walk for that reason. Hurlingham Park (Q5946739) on Wikidata Hurlingham Park on Wikipedia
  • 11 Ravenscourt Park, Padderswick Rd (tube: Ravencourt Park  DIS ). An eight-hectare park in Hammersmith with a long history. It is home to a lake, tea house, tennis courts, an all-weather football pitch, a bowling green, areas in which to just sit or play, a garden centre and some truly ancient trees, particularly cedars. Ravenscourt Park (Q7296505) on Wikidata Ravenscourt Park on Wikipedia
  • 12 Wormwood Scrubs (The Scrubs) (tube: East Acton  CEN ). One of the largest areas of common land in London. Its sporting facilities include several football pitches (Queens Park Rangers F.C. used to play here in the Victorian age). Wormwood Scrubs (Q3400689) on Wikidata Wormwood Scrubs on Wikipedia


  • 1 Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX (Rail, Overground & Tube: Kensington (Olympia)  WLL  National Rail, plus limited  DIS  service (Olympia London recommends changing at West Brompton  DIS  WLL  on weekdays), +44 20 7385-1200. An exhibition centre hosting a diverse range of conventions, fairs and events. Olympia has four halls and a conference centre, with a mix of trade shows and public events, so there is almost always something to see. Times and prices vary. The grand hall, with its cavernous Victorian arched iron-and-glass roof, has hosted many historical events: the first world scout jamboree in 1920; the first - and last - mass rally of British fascists in 1934 which ended in rioting; and "Christmas on Earth 1967", a psychedelic rock concert which, despite boasting an insane lineup (Pink Floyd, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who...), almost failed to attract a single audience member due to ineffective publicity. Olympia London (Q739033) on Wikidata Olympia, London on Wikipedia

Cinema, theatre and concerts[edit]

Bush Hall
Hammersmith Apollo

Music concerts[edit]

  • 2 Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ (Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 8222-6955, . Built as a dance hall, this venue now hosts regular events such as live music and burlesque performances. Bush Hall (Q5001377) on Wikidata Bush Hall on Wikipedia
  • 3 Hammersmith Apollo (Eventim Apollo), 45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QH (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ), +44 844 249 1000 (premium). Art Deco music venue dating from 1932. It has hosted everyone from Buddy Holly to Kanye West, via the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Black Sabbath, Blondie, Queen, Kylie Minogue, and Prince. In the 21st century, it has gained a reputation for comedy, being among other things the host venue for the BBC's flagship stand-up show Live at the Apollo. Hammersmith Apollo (Q1337772) on Wikidata Hammersmith Apollo on Wikipedia
  • 4 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8354-3300, . Built in 1903 and at the centre of the entertainment scene ever since, the Empire is one of London's premier live music venues, with an emphasis on contemporary rock and pop. Shepherd's Bush Empire (Q2778511) on Wikidata Shepherd's Bush Empire on Wikipedia

Theatres and cinemas[edit]

  • 5 Irish Cultural Centre, 5 Blacks Road, W6 9DT (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ), +44 20 8563-8232, fax: +44 20 8563-8233, . Regular performances of Irish music, film and literature, plus Irish art exhibitions. Irish Cultural Centre (Q25616068) on Wikidata
  • 6 Lyric Theatre, Lyric Square, King Street, W6 0QL (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ), +44 20 8741-6850, . Beautiful grand auditorium dating to 1895 hidden inside a 1970s concrete box. Hammersmith home for "serious" theatre, mixing old favourites such as Kafka and Shakespeare with premieres of original productions. Usually hosts a popular pantomime over the extended festive season. Lyric Theatre (Q12061418) on Wikidata Lyric Theatre (Hammersmith) on Wikipedia
  • 7 Bush Theatre, Uxbridge Rd, W12 8LJ (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush Market  CIR  H&C  or Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL National Rail; near Shepherd's Bush Green), +44 20 8743-3584. Home of the Alternative Theatre Company, it's dedicated to breaking new plays and new writers. Bush Theatre (Q5001421) on Wikidata Bush Theatre on Wikipedia
  • 8 Riverside Studios, 1 Crisp Rd, W6 9RL (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ), +44 20 8743-3584, . Riverside Studios is a production studio, theatre and independent cinema on the banks of the River Thames in Hammersmith. Riverside Studios (Q7338619) on Wikidata Riverside Studios on Wikipedia
  • 9 Vue Cinema Fulham Broadway, Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre, Fulham Rd, SW6 1BW (Tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS ; 1st floor, opposite the escalators), +44 8712 240 240. Modern multiplex showing the latest mainstream films.
  • 10 Vue Cinema Westfield, Westfield Shopping Town, White City, W12 7GF (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 8712 240 240. Modern multiplex at the top of the Westfield London mall that shows the latest mainstream films.


Hammersmith and Fulham have three professional football league teams.

  • 11 Chelsea FC, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd SW6 1HS (tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS ), +44 871 984 1955. Despite the name, this club is actually in Fulham. Chelsea plays soccer in the Premier League, England's top tier, and usually qualifies for European tournaments. Stamford Bridge stadium (capacity 41,000, and not to be confused with the 1066 battlefield near York) has tours on non-matchdays. It's among the best-supported teams in the country, so buy tickets early. The club plans to rebuild the stadium in 2023/24. The women's team play in the Women's Super League, their top tier, with home games at Kingsmeadow in Kingston upon Thames. Chelsea F.C. (Q9616) on Wikidata Chelsea F.C. on Wikipedia
  • 12 Fulham FC, Craven Cottage, Stevenage Rd SW6 6HH (tube: Putney Bridge  DIS  - Half a mile northwest), +44 870 442 1222, . Fulham was promoted in 2022, so they play soccer in the Premier League, the top tier. Tours of their quirky old stadium (capacity 25,000) on non-matchdays are fun. Fulham F.C. (Q18708) on Wikidata Fulham F.C. on Wikipedia
  • 13 Queen's Park Rangers FC, Loftus Rd Stadium, South Africa Rd, W12 7PJ (Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market  CIR  H&C  or White City  CEN ), +44 20 8743-0262. QPR plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Loftus Road stadium (capacity 18,000) is a quarter mile west of White City or Wood Lane Underground stations. Queen's Park Rangers Football Club (Q25428862) on Wikidata Queens Park Rangers F.C. on Wikipedia


Westfield Shopping Centre

Shopping in this area runs the gamut from street markets to luxury shops in the largest enclosed shopping centre (or "mall" to American travellers) in Europe.

There are plenty of charity shops in Hammersmith and nearby Chiswick.

  • 1 X Electrical, 125 King St, W6 9JG (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  H&C  CIR ), +44 20 8563-7383, . M-Sa: 10AM-6PM, Su: 11AM-5PM. A pawn shop specialising in musical instruments, amps and hi-fis. Also has a retro video game collection with prices as low as £2.
  • 2 Amnesty Bookshop Hammersmith, 175 King Street, W6 9JT. M-Sa: 11am-5:30pm; Su: noon-4pm. Has a good selection of discounted fiction and non-fiction books over many genres.

Shopping centres[edit]

  • 3 Fulham Broadway (above Fulham Broadway  DIS  tube station). Small shopping centre built around the tube station of the same name. Includes a supermarket, some restaurants and cafés along with its other shops, as well as a cinema and pub. Fulham Broadway tube station (Q1473616) on Wikidata Fulham Broadway tube station on Wikipedia
  • 4 Hammersmith Broadway, 1A Beadon Rd, W6 8AB (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  H&C  CIR ), +44 20 8563-0131. M-F: 9AM-8PM, Sa: 9AM-6PM, Su: 11AM-5PM. Small shopping centre inside Hammersmith station (District/Piccadilly) with a Tesco Metro supermarket, a Costa, a Starbuck's, a McDonald's, as well as several other shops and restaurants. Hammersmith Broadway (Q5645739) on Wikidata Hammersmith Broadway on Wikipedia
  • 5 Livat Hammersmith (formerly Kings Mall), King St, W6 9HW (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  H&C  CIR ), +44 20 8741-2121. A small 1-floor shopping centre with a large IKEA and H&M's London flagship store. There is also a Primark, Sainsbury's, Wilko and Three. Also has parking. Parking for 0-2 hours: £3, 2-4 hours: £5.50, 4-6 hours: £20, 6-9 hours: £30. Livat Hammersmith (Q16893474) on Wikidata Livat Hammersmith on Wikipedia
  • 6 West 12 Shopping Centre (W12), W12 8PP (across the road from Westfield London. tube: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8746-0038, . M-Sa: 9am-7pm, Su: 11am-5pm. Much smaller than Westfield London opposite and more representative of the Shepherd's Bush area as a whole. However, the Vue cinema tickets are several pounds cheaper. On the ground floor, there's a CeX and several discount supermarkets including Poundland and Lidl. Upstairs, there's a Wetherspoon's. The Sherlock: The Official Live Game requires booking but is great fun for a family or group of friends. West 12 Shepherds Bush (Q7984211) on Wikidata West 12 Shopping Centre on Wikipedia


  • 7 New Shepherd's Bush Market, Uxbridge Rd (tube: Shepherd's Bush Market  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 8749-3042, . M–Sa 9AM–6PM; Su closed. Privately owned street market.
  • 8 North End Road Market, Running the length of North End Rd, between Lille Rd and Fulham Rd (tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS ). M–Sa 8AM–6PM. A London street market that's high on character and low on tourists, this has been running since the 1880s. A good place for fresh and affordable fruit and vegetables, household goods, and other items.
  • 9 Shepherd's Bush Market, Between Uxbridge Rd and Goldhawk Rd (tube: Shepherd's Bush Market  CIR  H&C  or Goldhawk Rd  CIR  H&C ). An astonishing array of goods with Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian cultural influences vying for the shopper's attention. Shepherd's Bush Market (Q7494448) on Wikidata Shepherd's Bush Market on Wikipedia


  • 10 Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, W12 7GF (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail or Wood Lane  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 3371-2300. M–Sa 10AM–10PM; Su noon–6PM. The largest urban shopping mall in Europe outside of Russia. A vast array of stores including a designer section called The Village featuring Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Bucherer, Hogan, and Versus Versace. Along with an assortment of restaurants including Nando's, Pizza Express, Pho, Byron's, Zizzi, Wagamama and Wahaca. There is a 14 Vue screen cinema at the top, usually, the prices are slightly more expensive than the W12 Shopping Centre Vue across the road. The disabled toilets require a RADAR key to open. Westfield London (Q1860978) on Wikidata Westfield London on Wikipedia


There are loads of great restaurants in Fulham along the high streets and also a distinct lack of any chain restaurants (don't worry, you can find all of these along Putney High St if you're desperate). It is often a good idea to just start walking along any of the main roads and you should have more choice of places to eat than you will ever need.


1 W6 Garden Centre and Cafe, 17 Ravenscourt Ave, W6 0SL (tube: Ravenscourt Park  DIS ), +44 20 8563-7112. M-F: 9am-5pm; Sa-Su: 10am-5pm. Set in the District Line viaduct that cuts through Ravenscourt Park. It has a good assortment of vegan and gluten-free cakes.

Uxbridge Road is noted for good-value and diverse restaurants.

2 Abu Zaad, 29 Uxbridge Rd, W12 8LH (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8749-5107. Daily 11AM-11PM. Authentic Syrian fare. Great value. Average £10. 3 Raj of India, 46 Shepherd's Bush Road W6 7PJ (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 7602-9112. Very reasonable prices and good service at this popular Indian restaurant. 4 Red Sea Restaurant, 382 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LL (Tube, Overground & rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8749-6888. All manner of Middle Eastern food with Eritrean and Ethiopian also town in! All at very reasonable prices.


Westfield London has many chain restaurants inside and around the perimeter including Zizzi, Five Guys, Franco Manco and Wagamama. There is also a food court on the first floor with Pho and Dirty Vegan, amongst others.

  • 5 Fiesta Havana, 490-492 Fulham Rd, SW6 5NH (tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS ), +44 20 7381-5005. Latin themed restaurant with live DJs and staff who will give you Salsa classes in between courses! The set tapas menu for £10 is very popular.
  • 6 Azou, 375 King St, W6 9NJ (tube: Stamford Brook  DIS ), +44 20 8563-7266. 6pm-11pm. North African restaurant with an emphasis on tajines. The winner of Gordon Ramsay's Best Restaurant 2010 competition for best North African restaurant. £23-45.
  • 7 William IV, 786 Harrow Rd NW10 5JX (tube: Kensal Green  BAK ), +44 20 8969-5955. Pub with rooms, it's the food the gets the great reviews.


8 The River Café, Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, W6 9HA (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 7386-4200, . M–Th 12:30–2:15PM/7–9PM; F 12:30–2:15PM/7–9:15PM; Sa 12:30–2:30PM/7–9:15PM; Su noon–3PM. Classy Italian and modern gourmet cuisine at Rainville Rd, Fulham, (not to be confused with the cafe at Craven Cottage which is open non-matchdays and nice for a quick bite or afternoon tea). A 3-course meal will set you back from £60-100, with lovely views of the Thames, you can often glimpse a celeb or two dining here. The River Café (Q7760991) on Wikidata The River Café (London) on Wikipedia 9 Harwood Arms, Walham Grove, SW6 1QP (tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS  and West Brompton  DIS  OGD ), +44 20 7386-1847, . London's first Michelin-starred pub. The 3-course menu runs £50 per person, but that is value for money.


Shepherd's Bush Green contains many large chain pubs. Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road have smaller, more laid-back bars and gastro-pubs. Fulham is full of highly rated, popular pubs some of them right by the Thames.


1 The Captain Cook, 203-205 Dawes Rd, SW6 7QY, +44 20 7381-4975. 2 Vagabond Fulham, 18-22 Vanston Pl, SW6 1AX, +44 20 7381-1717. Wine bar 3 Temperance, 90 Fulham High St, SW6 3LF (tube: Putney Bridge  DIS ), +44 20 7384 3573. Temperance Billiard Hall, Fulham (Q15979548) on Wikidata Temperance Billiard Hall, Fulham on Wikipedia


By the river[edit]

The Dove

4 The Dove, 19 Upper Mall, W6 9TA (tube: Ravenscourt Park  DIS ), +44 20 8748-9474, . M–Sa 11AM–11PM; Su noon–11:30PM. This pretty 17th-century riverside establishment may have London's smallest bar (room just to the right of the entrance), as well as an outside seating area with river views. The famous Doves Press was named after this pub. The Dove (Q15979554) on Wikidata The Dove, Hammersmith on Wikipedia

5 The Blue Anchor, 13 Lower Mall,W6 9DJ (tube: Ravenscourt Park  DIS ), +44 20 3951 0580. noon-11PM.

6 The Blue Boat, Distillery Wharf, Parr's Wy.,W6 9GD (tube: Ravenscourt Park  DIS ), +44 20 3092 2090. Fuller, Smith and Turner. A modern pub under a tower block

7 Rutland Arms, 15 Lower Mall,W6 9DJ (tube: Ravenscourt Park  DIS ), +44 20 8748 5586. noon=11PM. Panelled Green King

near the station[edit]

8 Draft House (Duke of Hammersmith), 238 Shepherd's Bush Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 7NL (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 7042-5109. The Duke of Hammersmith (Q23301478) on Wikidata Laurie Arms on Wikipedia

9 The Hawk's Nest, Goldhawk Rd, Shepherd's Bush Market, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8DF (Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market  CIR  H&C ), +44 7901317873. M-T: 3pm-10:30pm, F-Su: noon-10:30pm.

10 The Hop Poles, 17-19 King St, W6 9HR (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 8748-1411. M-Th, Su: 11am-midnight, F-Sa: 10am-1am. The Hop Poles (Q15979561) on Wikidata The Hop Poles on Wikipedia

11 The Pear Tree, 14 Margravine Rd, W6 8HJ (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC  or Barons Court  DIS  PIC ), +44 20 7381-1787.

12 The Plough & Harrow, 120-124 King St, London W6 0QU (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 8735 6020. Wetherspoons The Plough & Harrow (Q88917073) on Wikidata

13 The Swan, 46 Hammersmith Broadway, W6 0DZ (tube: Hammersmith  DIS  PIC  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 8748-1043. The Swan (Q15979572) on Wikidata The Swan, Hammersmith on Wikipedia

Parsons Green[edit]

14 Duke on the Green, 235 New King's Rd, SW6 4XG (tube: Parson's Green  DIS ), +44 20 7736-2777, . M–F 11AM–midnight; Sa 10:30–midnight; Su 10:30AM–11:30PM. Very popular Young's pub at the Fulham end of the King's Rd. Duke of Cumberland (Q15978977) on Wikidata Duke of Cumberland, Fulham on Wikipedia 15 The White Horse (The Sloaney Pony), 1-3 Parson's Green, SW6 4UL (tube: Parson's Green  DIS ), +44 20 7736-2115, . It offers an extensive choice of local and imported beers, both draught and bottled. It also serves restaurant grade meals. Particularly interesting, each one of them is matched with a beer. Somewhat expensive, but it is a must. The White Horse (Q7774508) on Wikidata The White Horse, Fulham on Wikipedia


Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith are well known as the home of many discount hotels (some of low quality, unfortunately) and B&Bs. With the gradual gentrification of the area, more comfortable and expensive options are appearing.


  • 1 Abbey Hotel, 23 Wood Ln, W12 7DP (Tube, Overground and rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8749-8780, . Budget hotel close to the BBC Television Centre. Discounts for long stays. £69.
  • 2 Adria Hotel, 44 Glenthorne Rd, W6 0LS (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ), +44 20 8742-6674. A four generation family run hotel with excellent transport connections and good value for money. Regularly refurbished. £69.
  • 3 Grantly Hotel, 50 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8PS (Tube: Goldhawk Rd  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 8743-4345, . No-frills budget hotel in an converted Edwardian house. Single, Double and Family rooms available. £67.
  • 4 Hotel Sergul, 87 Shepherd's Bush Rd, W6 7LR (Tube: Hammersmith  CIR  DIS  H&C  PIC ), +44 20 7603-5400, . Affordable smart hotel with excellent links to West End and close to Olympia and Earls Court exhibition centre. £40.
  • 5 Jim's Guest House, 26 Aldine St, W12 8AN (Tube, Overground and rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8743-0456, . Good value bed and breakfast. Family suite available. From £79.
  • 6 Plaza Hotel, 53 Shepherd's Bush Rd, W6 7LU (Tube: Goldhawk Rd  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 7603-2667. Actually three hotels all run by the same company - The Plaza, The Rex and The Acropolis. All similar standard and nearby to each other. From about £40.
  • 7 Royal Guest House, 47 Shepherds Bush Rd, W6 7LU (Tube: Goldhawk Rd  CIR  H&C ), +44 20 7603-4528, . Very cheap guesthouse within walking distance of Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith. Triple rooms available. From £45.


  • 8 Jurys Inn Chelsea Hotel, Imperial Rd, Imperial Wharf, SW6 2GA (train: Imperial Wharf  WLL  National Rail; tube: Fulham Broadway  DIS ), +44 20 7411-2200. Affordable hotel of one of the better hotel chains. All rooms are ensuite and large by London standards. From £79.
  • 9 Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (tube: Hammersmith), +44 20 8741-1555. Very large business-class hotel. The rooms are reasonably priced with basic amenities in each room. Wireless internet available, or basic internet through the room's television. English breakfast available at extra charge. Restaurant/bar/lounge, massage center, concierge, cash machine, shoe shine machine, tourist information desk, porter, dry cleaning/ironing available, currency exchange, pets allowed with deposit. From about £130.
  • 10 Premier Inn, 3 Putney Bridge Approach, SW6 3JD (tube: Putney Bridge), +44 870 238 3302. In the extreme south of the district close to the Thames. From £90.
  • 11 The Ville's B&B, 39 Brookville Road, SW6 7BH (tube: Parsons Green), +44 20 7381-2093. In the friendly area with fashionable restaurants, cafes, pubs and antique shops From £80.


  • 12 K-West, Richmond Way, W14 0AX (Tube, Overground and rail: Shepherd's Bush  CEN  WLL  National Rail), +44 20 8743-3206. Modern, fashionable hotel with a day spa. From £150.
  • 13 Lamington Serviced Apartments, 109 Hammersmith Gr, W6 0NQ (tube: Hammersmith or Goldhawk Road), +44 20 8748-2645, . Luxury short term serviced apartments for business and leisure guests. Spacious and modern apartments in a quiet residential area, with local restaurants, delicatessens, and amenities, and in walking distance of major transport links. From around £68.50.
  • 14 St Paul's Hotel, 153 Hammersmith Rd W14 0QL (tube: Hammersmith, Kensington Olympia or West Kensington), +44 20 8846-9119. Stylish hotel in a former boys school of gothic red brick. Remarkably quiet for the location, great dining. No dogs. B&B double £150.

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Routes through Hammersmith and Fulham
ENDNorth London  W  E  Paddington-Maida ValeBloomsbury
ENDWest London  W  E  Notting Hill-North KensingtonBloomsbury-Soho
END  W  E  Notting Hill-North KensingtonMayfair-Marylebone
Richmond-Kew (Richmond branch) / END (Ealing branch)West London  W  E  South Kensington-ChelseaWestminster
WimbledonWandsworth  W  E  South Kensington-ChelseaWestminster / Mayfair-Marylebone
END  W  E  Notting Hill-North KensingtonBloomsbury-Camden
Heathrow Airport / North LondonWest London  W  E  South Kensington-ChelseaWestminster-Mayfair-Marylebone
North LondonHammersmithSouth Kensington-Chelsea  N  S  South Kensington-ChelseaFulhamWandsworth

Routes through Hammersmith and Fulham
Heathrow AirportWest London  W  E  KensingtonThe City
BuckinghamshireWest London  W  E  North KensingtonWest End

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