27th Oct 2011 1:12pm | By tntmagazine
Hammersmith, or affectionally nicknamed Hammertown by locals, is in inner west London. It’s a popular choice with Antipodeans who flock to the suburb in droves
Hammersmith is located on the Piccadilly, Hammersith and City and District Lines and has a number of buses and night buses that service the area.
|Barons Court||2||District, Piccadilly|
|Hammersmith||2||District, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City|
Easy access: Central London (less than 30mins), Fulham, Heathrow Airport (35mins)
There aren’t many bus routes in central London that don’t pass through Hammersmith, with 19 routes serving Tottenham Court Road/Gower Street (one way north and south) and Oxford Street. Here are a few of the main ones:
|Bus No.||Final Destinations|
|295||Clapham Junction, Ladbroke Grove|
|220||Wandsworth, Willesden Junction|
|10||Kings Cross, Hammersmith|
The Hammersmith Broadway has a Tesco supermarket and a selection of other stores including Accessorise, WH Smith and a Disney Store. The high street in the area is Kings Road, home to Primark, TK Maxx, Argos and Marks and Spencer. There’s also a Sainsburys here, and a Tesco superstore is about 10 minutes walk on the way to Shepherd’s Bush.
The area isn’t really renowned for its restaurants, but there are a few pubs handy where you’ll be able to get some pub food and a few pints.
Located on Fulham Palace Road, it does a brisk trade on a Friday night, and the outdoor area is popular in summer, and in winter when a heater is set up.
Tucked down alongside the river, it’s got a large outdoor beer garden and a section where you get some pub fare.
An inventive vegetarian spot, that offers delicious fare with a focus on spicy flavours
|Shopping||Good for basics|
|Location||Close to town|
||A few spots along the river|