Hammersmith

As a place to live, Hammersmith W6 combines all the benefits of convenient access to central London, the City and the M4, with a leafy, relaxed environment. Its residential side streets and high-end newer developments sit comfortably with excellent shopping and leisure options. These include the massive Westfield Mall just to the north as well as bustling high streets; the vibrant Lyric Theatre; and for those who enjoy sport, the Queen’s Club, home of the annual lawn tennis tournament. Those fortunate enough to live in this part of London are served by two major hospitals – Charing Cross and Hammersmith. While education provision is first rate; the top independent schools St Paul’s Girls and Godolphin and Latymer are within the W6 area, while St Paul’s for boys is just across Hammersmith Bridge. Read on to discover developments that are the best places to live in Hammersmith. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Hammersmith.

We relocated and brought our business from the Hampshire countryside 18 months ago and have been very happy with all aspects of the St Georges Fulham Reach development. After 30 years in the sticks you suddenly realize what you have been missing… We love the multi-national diversity of the residents and have made some good friends. Visiting friends and family have been very impressed.” – John, resident at Fulham Reach

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Best places to live in Hammersmith

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Hammersmith Bridge at night

Where is Hammersmith?

W6 lies on the Middlesex bank of the Thames in west London. It stretches north from the river with Chiswick to the west, Shepherd’s Bush and Holland Park to the north, and Kensington, Earl’s Court and Fulham to the east.

Developments in Hammersmith W6

Hammersmith is one of the most affluent areas of London; recent figures show that its residents enjoy some of the largest disposable incomes in the UK. So it’s not surprising that the quality of recent developments in W6 are superb.

Two of the best are Berkeley Group’s Fulham Reach and Mount Anvil’s Queen’s Wharf. Both of which sit just west of Grade-II listed Hammersmith Bridge, and have stunning river views. The original River Café is a few minutes stroll along the Thames Path.

As you’d expect, the Fulham Reach apartments enjoy a comprehensive range of excellent facilities including a 24 hour concierge service, a vibrant selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, a fitness centre, pilates studio and even a maze. And if watching rowing outside your windows inspires you to take to the water, uniquely, the development also incorporates a brand new rowing club. Others may prefer to let the wind do the work at London Corinthian Sailing Club; on the other side of Hammersmith Bridge.

The walls are very solid and so we have never heard our neighbours, and they tell me they have never heard my kids screaming, which is pretty amazing. The whole flat has air cooling and heating; which works well and comes on very quickly. Therefore, no radiators for toddlers to burn themselves on. Also, the windows are very safe for kids, only opening a few inches (as we live a few floors up) and the terrace door are big and solid and our toddlers can’t open these. Also, my husband travels sometimes, and I feel very safe here with my kids. As well as the security doors and porters, we also have a control panel which allows you to talk to the concierge, which is very comforting.” – verified resident at Fulham Reach

New flats in Hammersmith

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Only completed in 2017, Queen’ Wharf has already won several awards for its clever combination of new-build residential living spaces. With a redevelopment of the famous Riverside Studios. It is rated one of the best places to live and rent in Hammersmith. No one will ever be at a loss for what to do with an irresistible selection of theatre, dance, comedy and art on their doorstep. In a building that once housed the UL’s first purpose-built television facility and where early episodes of classics from Dr Who to Blue Peter were filmed.

Residents using rooftop yoga terrace or relaxing in their homes don’t need to worry about noise from the entertainment complex, though; special construction techniques have ensured that there’s complete ‘acoustic separation’ between the two.

River Cafe and Plum Cafe – two vastly different cafes with very different price points but just two wonderful examples of some great local places on my doorstep! I love renting here, I couldn’t get a flat with a river view but the location close to Hammersmith and the river is perfect and gives me the space and everything I need.” – verified resident at Queen’s Wharf.

Hammersmith Bridge

Transport information

The A4 Great West Road runs straight through Hammersmith, making it popular with those who commute out the M4 corridor; but also want to be close in to City offices and the leisure and shopping available in the West End. On top of that, you can be at Heathrow in half an hour.

W6 is well-served by the tube too with several Zone 2 stations on the Piccadilly, District, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, giving residents quick, direct access to an extremely wide area of central London destinations. Even Canary Wharf is only 33 minutes away.

This development has really surprised us. We lived in Kensington Green (W8) before, and for the same rent we are getting 50% more space, with fantastic facilities, and a brand new, high spec apartment with great views of the river. It makes for a compelling alternative to more central, condensed living. – verified resident at Fulham Reach

While Hammersmith is no longer the industrial centre; it was in the thirteenth century when its ‘hammer smithy’ or forge first gave the area its name. But, it’s none the less thriving for that change, and doubtless a little bit quieter too. Except on Boat Race day of course!

You can find out more about living in the Hammersmith by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Hammersmith. Moreover, If there’s a Hammersmith property that you can’t see on HomeViews,  you can add a new listing and leave your review here

Reviews in Hammersmith

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My dream apartment on the river

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Review Date Oct 2020

The location is very special. Fabulous location with views of the river and Hammersmith bridge, walkway along the Thames Path with all the pubs and handy for the underground and local shops. Having Riverside Studios in the same complex is a huge bonus.

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The development is attractive and very well done. I am delighted with my apartment which was finished to a high standard with choice of 2 different colour schemes for floors and tiles etc. The appliances are top quality. The second bedroom is rather small with disproportionately large bathroom. The main criticism is noice from the soil stack pipes in master bathroom from flats above and clear that the contractor cut corners. The concierge area is very stylish but the carpark, lifts and some other common parts were very late in being finished because of works at Riverside Studios and still not very satisfactory. Mount Anvil, has on the whole, been very responsive to any issues in my flat and quick to sort out snagging but there are still some ongoing issues with building as a whole.

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The sales team were very charming and persuasive but not open about the space beneath and oversold the apartment . The handover was perfunctory and some complicated features like the heating/cooling not adequately explained.

What is the best feature of your home:

The master bedroom is best room in the flat – views of the river in two directions, lovely balcony and very stylish bathroom.

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Lovely Place to Live

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Review Date Oct 2020

This is a lovely area to live in with a small number of shops and several restaurants and so close to Hammersmith tube stop. You feel removed from hustle and bustle living along the river.

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We feel lucky to have found this jewel on the Thames. It is a great location and nice apartments with great amenities. The front desk staff is cordial and helpful. It can be a bit hard at times to contact facility staff but when you do they are helpful. It is nice that residents have access to the building roof area and an interior garden.

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We wish we had know there was an induction stovetop or we would not have brought our regular pots and pans. We also wish we had known that there is only one entrance per apartment block, it is sometimes hard for delivery people to find the door to our individual block.

What is the best feature of your home:

Location, views and apartment is furnished to a high standard. Our landlord and team has thought of everything to make the apartment comfortable and nice to live in.

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Something special

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Review Date Oct 2020

Awesome location. great views with easy accessible restaurants, shops and entertainment like the river side studios, where you can have lunch or enjoy a movie. The tube is very nearby as well as trails for running or walking.

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The staff are the best part of living here. They are helpful lively and supportive. You can always rely on them for help or for a chat. This creates a comforting and relaxing atmosphere to the apartment block and gives it a more special flair than other apartment blocks. The design on the building is very thoughtful and easy to use. Me and my family love the access to the roof.

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There isn’t a gym but there are like 26285181 other gyms nearby the apartment block.

What is the best feature of your home:

Amazing balconies and views. A lot of space and pleasing to the eye design.

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Attractive

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Review Date Oct 2020

Very close to Hammersmith but set away by the river, quiet area but has everything you need.

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Clean, well managed, attractive.

The concierge are lovely and helpful – 24/7.

Our flat is well designed, spacious and efficient.

Great views and quiet neighbours.

We love being by the river, it’s flat and great for exercise.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We wish we knew this was a car free building – unable to apply for a permit.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

We would like parking – this is a car free building.

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