With a world-famous music venue, an innovative theatre, a historic stretch of beautiful river, delightful hidden gems and a plethora of High Street shops, Hammersmith is ready for you to come and explore.
Make your visit to Hammersmith complete by seeing a show at the world-famous Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. This Grade II listed building originally opened in 1932 and has played host to legendary acts such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Paul Weller, Hollywood premieres and is now the home of popular BBC comedy show Live at the Apollo. With a capacity of 3,500, it is one of London’s premier live locations and their eclectic line-up will cater to everyone, whether you want to laugh, dance or soak up something a little bit more cultural.
If you want to hit the boards, then the Lyric Hammersmith has built a reputation for being a bold and innovative theatre, showcasing emerging talent and ground-breaking productions.
Not afraid to show provoking, thoughtful and entertaining shows, the theatre also acts as a hub for the next generation of writers, actors and production teams.
Hammersmith is also home to the Irish Cultural Centre, one of the leading centre which celebrates Irish culture. Immerse yourself in traditional Irish contemporary music, films, literary, art exhibitions and more.
Make sure you discover the award-winning HammersmithLondon Roof Garden. Located upstairs at the Lyric Hammersmith, the garden is completely free to visit and the perfect place to unwind. A much-loved location, it was named as one of the world’s ten most unusual and enchanting public gardens by Elle Decor magazine and is open all year.
Explore Hammersmith’s historic riverside, which is home to a number of wonderful pubs, the beautiful Furnivall Gardens and of course the world-famous university boat race. Once a year, the riverside is teaming with rowing fans as crews from Oxford and Cambridge compete along this stretch of the Thames. Make sure you don’t miss the Boat Race as Hammersmith truly comes alive during this wonderfully unique and British of traditions.
In the summer, enjoy live sport and entertainment on an outdoor big screen, live performances and fitness classes in Lyric Square at the HammersmithLondon Summer Festival. During June and July, the public are invited to enjoy lunch al fresco while lounging in deckchairs or partake in a round of outdoor ping-pong. All events and activities are free and a great way to discover new experiences.
With great food choices, live entertainment and culture, there’s something for everyone in Hammersmith.