Staying in Central London isn’t all that.
I mean, it bet it’s great IF you can afford it, don’t mind being thwacked into constantly by bustling pedestrians and have a good nose for smelling out tourist traps…
If you’re looking for a more peaceful stay in London, why not stay in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham? It’s just as exciting as the centre, but with less noise and consistent shoving. And it’s only a bus ride from London’s most famous districts and attractions! So, why not stay somewhere like the Luma Hotel Hammersmith, and get the prefect balance?
Here is a quick guide on the top ten things to do during your stay in Hammersmith & Fulham.
So much to choose from! GOAT in Fulham boasts rustic décor, signature cocktails and fantastic reviews. For a traditional pub, The Andover Arms in Hammersmith is a hidden gem when it comes to good ol’ fashioned English comfort food. If you’re veggie or vegan, check out the 222 Veggie Vegan restaurant.
For a vintage twang, indulge in old school cocktails at Smiths. For big parties & sporting events the Belushi’s Bar in Hammersmith is said to cut the mustard. The list goes on!
Head to the Eventim Apollo for an eclectic range of big names and new comers. The same goes for the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire which showcases big bands on the UK music scene.
With Westfield close by, you will have a mall with over 350 retail outlets just a bus ride away. Westfield provides a shopping experience like no other. Other than Westfield, you will be able to find a range of shopping high streets and markets throughout Hammersmith and Fulham.
Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith is gorgeous as is Bishop’s Park in Fulham. Visit one of the little cafes at Ravenscourt Park or the weekly farmers market.
The BBC Television station, built in the 1960’s with a granite and brutalist aesthetic, is iconic.
We also have the Fulham Palace, an incredibly ornate 11th century building that boasts finery and English heritage.
The Hammersmith Lyric is the place to go to see exciting new theatre at affordable prices. The building is beautiful, and so is the food!
Visit the William Morris Society or the Emery Walker Trust for a look into the world of fine art.
Hammersmith and Fulham have an incredible range of hotels, such as the Luma Hammersmith Hotel, which would anyone’s stay not just comfortable but unique.
…and all of this is located by the eternal beauty and peace of the River Thames that runs all the way through the city. Scenic walks along the 213 mile long river are a must.