Hammersmith – A One of its Kind Place in London
Hammersmith has it all! It is definitely one of its kind places, and is a thriving business district smattered with traditional pubs and restaurants that serve ethnic food. It is an urban center and is located on the north bank of the river Thames in West London. Hammersmith London is five miles west to Charing Cross.
As it lies on the river Thames, you can take a walk from the Furnivall Gardens, which is near Hammersmith Bridge, and enjoy the beautiful view of the Putney Bridge or Chiswick. There are many historic pubs found along the riverside with terraces and balconies overlooking the water.
Another place to visit is the London Wetland Center which has over 180 bird species and is created on a Victorian reservoir. Kids love to visit this place and enjoy it a lot. The William Morris Society Museum is also worth visiting once. The Kelmscott House was Morris’s home in Hammersmith for over a period of twenty years. And, now the basement and coach house is a free museum which is open to public. You can also learn about the Arts and Crafts Movement in this place.
HMV Hammersmith Apollo is a popular entertainment venue and is located in Hammersmith. Robert Cromie designed it in the Art Deco style and its doors were opened in the year 1932, after which it came to be known as the “Gaumont Palace” cinema. In the year 2007, the Mama Group purchased the building and on 14th January the Hammersmith Apollo was renamed as the “HMV Hammersmith Apollo”. Today, many bands and musicians have released videos and CDs of live concerts held at the Apollo.
Hammersmith London has many interesting spots and attracts a number of tourists every year, this is turn lends to its popularity. There is something always going on here!