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 5 November: What’s in a name? (Barons Court)
The next in our ‘What’s in a name’ series will explore the etymology behind another part of Hammersmith. So this time, find out who the Baron was, where Margravine Gardens got its name from, and why is Shortlands called Shortlands. Discover the origins behind the names of streets, gardens and buildings on this walk from Barons Court to the Lyric Theatre. Meet outside Barons Court tube, 11am
Saturday 3 December: Brackenbury Village
What makes Brackenbury so special? Join us as we tour Hammersmith’s trendiest village, admiring its charming houses and tempting shops before delving into its colourful past. Murder most foul, anyone?
Meet outside Goldhawk Road tube station, 11am
Saturday 2 July: A Kaleidoscope of Communities
Hammersmith is a rich mix of different communities, so discover the stories behind them. Which communities have settled in Hammersmith over the years, why did they do so, and what do they bring to this vibrant area? The culture, music, food and arts of the various immigrants that have made this area their home. Includes an opportunity for a short visit to the Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK).
Meet outside Ravenscourt Park tube, 11am.
Saturday 4 February: St Paul’s Church
Among those commemorated in St. Paul’s church are a local builder, a local engineer, and a slave trader. Take this chance to visit the church, see their memorials, and hear how St. Paul’s has grown into a thriving community.
Meet outside Hammersmith tube, 11am.
Saturday 4 March: St Peter’s Square
Suburban Belgravia? Free love corner? Come and admire the elegant houses of St. Peter’s Square and hear stories of famous past residents, from glamorous actors to the Home for Lost & Starving Dogs & Cats.
Meet outside Stamford Brook tube station, 11am.
Saturday 1 April: The Boat Race
Take a walk along the riverside that tomorrow will be packed with spectators watching the 163rd Boat Race. Get a taste of blue fever, and hear of past glories – who won, who lost – and who sank.
Meet outside Ravenscourt Park tube, 11am