Free Guided Walks

Free for all HammersmithLondon Privilege Card holders, please join us the Saturday of each month for these insightful one-hour walks exploring the rich history and heritage of Hammersmith.  Following each walk, walkers can enjoy refreshments at a local pub. 

 

Saturday 7 April 2018: 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 Station, 11am.

 

Saturday  5 May 2018: Hammersmith Rocks!

West London is famous for producing some of the world’s best-loved artists including The Who and The Clash.  Visit some of the famous venues and learn about the rich tapestry of music that originated from the borough.

Meet at Shepherd’s Bush Market Tube Station, 11am

 

Saturday 2 June 2018:  Suffragettes

To celebrate 100 years since some women got the vote, we’re marking the achievements of Hammersmith Suffragettes. Hear about the great siege of Upper Mall which made headlines in the national press and the meetings and protests, which for some resulted in a stay in Holloway.

Meet at Ravenscourt Park Tube Station, 11am 

 

Saturday 7 July 2018This Sporting West London Life

In this summer of sport, discover local legends, a long-established swimming club, Olympic games and some freaky football feats.

Meet at Shepherd’s Bush Market Tube Station, 11am

 

Saturday 4 August 2018: Margravine Cemetery

What links a gold prospector, a bandleader, and the man who cast the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus? They all lie in the Margravine cemetery which opened in 1868 and is now a peaceful green oasis. Enjoy the trees, the wildlife, and the stories of some of those buried here.

Meet at Barons Court Tube Station, 11am

 

Saturday 1 September 2018: What Makes Brackenbury Special?

Investigate Hammersmith’s trendiest village – its charming houses and tempting shops – but not forgetting its colourful past. Murder most foul, anyone?

Meet at Goldhawk Road Tube Station, 11am

 

Saturday 6 October 2018: Celebrate Black History Month*

To celebrate Black History Month, explore the borough’s connections to African and Caribbean history.  Learn about the achievements and contributions that black people have made in politics, the arts, the war effort and the health service that laid the foundations for modern multi-cultural Britain.

Meet at West Kensington Tube Station, 11am

*Please note, this walk will last 75 minutes