Free Guided Walks: Autumn/Winter 2017 schedule

Free for Hammersmith Privilege card holders, please join us on the first Saturday of each month for these insightful one-hour walks exploring the rich history and heritage of Hammersmith.

Saturday 4 November: Art on the A4

Discover architectural gems of the early 1900s, an emigre of the Russian ballet, a much-loved comic actor of film and television and an eye-catching office block, as we take a walk along the Talgarth Road.

Meet at Barons Court Tube station, 11am

 

Saturday 2 December: That’s Entertainment in Hammersmith

From music to comedy, dancing to films and television, come and learn about Hammersmith’s connections to the world of entertainment. See the site of the Hammersmith Palais, Lyric Hammersmith, Rik Mayall’s bench, the Apollo, Riverside Studios and the former home of theatre director George Devine.

Meet by the statue in Hammersmith Broadway Centre, 11am.

 

Saturday 6 January: Lyons in Hammersmith

Red label tea, Mr. Kipling cakes, Wimpy bars – once all part of the Lyons food empire. Find out more about this world-famous Hammersmith company, and local resident Sir John Lyon.

Meet at Olympia tube, 11am

 

Saturday 3 February: William Morris

Find out more about William Morris, C19 visionary socialist and author, and designer of wallpaper and fabrics, who lived for 18 years by the river at Hammersmith. Hear about his life here, and enjoy a private visit to the museum in what was once the Morrises’ kitchen.

Meet at Ravenscourt Park tube, 11am.

 

Saturday 3 March: The Reel Story of Hammersmith*

When watching a film, how often have you spotted a familiar location or wondered where a particular scene was shot? Come on a movie location walk around W6 and meet the likes of Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harold Pinter, Dirk Bogarde and Vincent Price. Popcorn optional.

Meet at Stamford Brook tube, 11am.

*Please note, this walk will last 75 mins.

 

Saturday 7 April: Ravenscourt Park

Enjoy a spring stroll around Ravenscourt Park, with stories about its history- a king’s mistress, a grand house, an early property developer, a disastrous fire, and the struggle to protect it for us all to enjoy today.

Meet at Ravenscourt Park tube, 11am.