Our knowledgeable blue badge guides have put together a fantastic new schedule for this upcoming Spring/Summer season.

Free for Hammersmith 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.

Saturday 6 May 2017: The Livery in Hammersmith

Who are the Girdlers, the Mercers, the Clothworkers and the Cordwainers? And what is their link with Hammersmith? Hear more about these ancient City of London Livery Companies, and how they have helped to develop the schools and charities here over the centuries.

Meet: Olympia tube station, 11am

Saturday 3 June 2017: Memories of the Lyric Hammersmith

As part of the London Festival of Architecture and HF ArtsFest, visit Hammersmith’s Lyric theatre, where the memory of the Edwardian baroque theatre was preserved and then reconstructed in a C20 modernist shell – which has now been transformed and enlarged to create a vital resource for the arts in Hammersmith. Take a backstage tour – admire the architecture and learn more about the Lyric’s work with young people.

Meet: Hammersmith tube station (by the statue), 11am

Saturday 1 July 2017: Hammersmith along the River Thames

Making our way towards the River and Hammersmith’s famous bridge, visit gardens and riverside pubs, all with their own rich and unique history. Among them, the pubs where the likes of famous writers Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene drank and the tune “Rule Britannia” was first written. We will be also passing the home of the designer William Morris, before looping back to Lyric Square.

Meet: Hammersmith tube station (by the statue), 11am

Saturday 5 August 2017: Margravine Cemetery

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

Meet: Baron’s Court tube station, 11am

Saturday 2 September 2017: Fishy Stories

You can row on it, swim in it, but had you thought of fishing in it? The Thames is now teeming with 125 different types of fish, everything from bream to pike, and the very occasional salmon. Hear about what lives in the water, and who fishes there.

Meet: Ravenscourt Park tube station, 11am

Saturday 7 October 2017: Celebrating Hammersmith’s Black History

We will be exploring the rich heritage of black history in Hammersmith with a tour of areas of contribution and achievement from ethnic communities in the area. Hammersmith is home to the first legal case against slavery in British legal history and was the home of a personal hero of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. The tour through Brook Green, Edith Road and the Hammersmith Town Hall will celebrate the array of prominent residents and where they lived and performed over the last 200 years.

Meet: Hammersmith tube station (by the statue), 11am