10 best places to live in Hammersmith

If you’re considering making the move to West London, Hammersmith is always worth a look. Popular with everyone from families to young professionals, it’s generally on the radar for those looking westwards. To help you get started on your search, we’ve listed our top 10 best places to live in Hammersmith according to the people who live there – HomeViews reviewers!

10 best new developments in Hammersmith

On with the show! The following list is the top 10 best places to live in Hammersmith according to the residents who live there. Each property development has achieved high enough scores from our verified HomeViews reviewers to place it above the competition. So read on, and see where the top developments are in this major West London district.

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance. Developments with more reviews from verified residents are also given priority over unverified reviews.

1. Sovereign Court, W6

St George
4.60 (9 reviews) 4.60 (9 reviews)
Area guide to Hammersmith
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Just a four-minute walk away from Hammersmith Underground station, Sovereign Court is a new development made up of a mix of 418 one, two and four-bedroom apartments and studios. The building is also located moments away from Broadway Shopping Centre, meaning that residents have everything they need close at hand.

Read reviews and details of Sovereign Court, W6

2. Brackenbury Square, W12

Notting Hill Genesis
4.47 (5 reviews) 4.47 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
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This Notting Hill Genesis development opened in 2015 and was designed by Hunters. It comprises 63 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and located in the prime location that is Hammersmith. It is located within easy reach of several underground stations and numerous bars and restaurants.

Read reviews and details of Brackenbury Square, W12

3. Fulham Reach, W6

St George
4.41 (10 reviews) 4.41 (10 reviews)
Area guide to Hammersmith
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Despite its name, Fulham Reach is in Hammersmith. This mixed-use development from St George (part of the Berkeley Group) was constructed with the support of architect John Thompson and Partners, and interior designer, Jestico + Whiles. Since our last update, it has surpassed Queen’s Wharf to nab the top spot.

It’s situated close to Hammersmith Broadway and Hammersmith Station and lies adjacent to the River Thames, which affords residents some stunning views. There are currently 744 apartments and penthouses here, which range from one to four bedrooms. A multi-phase project, Fulham Reach is due to be fully completed in 2022.

Read reviews and details of Fulham Reach, W6

4. Queen’s Wharf, W6

FABRICA, Mount Anvil
4.38 (19 reviews) 4.38 (19 reviews)
Area guide to Hammersmith
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Still a top-rated contender, Queen’s Wharf is a residential development from Mount Anvil and Fabrica, set right next to Hammersmith Bridge and overlooking the River Thames. It’s home to 165 apartments – a combination of studios, apartments and penthouses, and is based on the old Riverside Studios site. The whole area is currently in the middle of an urban regeneration phase, and will soon welcome state-of-the-art theatre, film and dance facilities.

Read reviews and details of Queen’s Wharf, W6

5. White City Living, W12

St James
4.32 (11 reviews) 4.32 (11 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
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White City Living is a St James development set in the heart of West London. The development is home to 1465 flats, and offers a range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Next door to Westfield and Imperial College London, residents at this development can access the White City and Wood Lane Underground stations. […] Read reviews and details of White City Living, W12

6. Eighty Eight Wood Lane, W12

Imperial College London
4.30 (14 reviews) 4.30 (14 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
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Eighty Eight Wood Lane is a residential development located on the White City Campus, providing 192 studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments. Read reviews and details of Eighty Eight Wood Lane, W12

7. Bush Court, W12

Brookfield Properties
4.03 (5 reviews) 4.03 (5 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
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A Brookfield development, Bush Court is a high-rise residential development located in the heart of Shepherd’s Bush. The site is opposite White City station for National Rail and Underground services into Central London and beyond via the District, Hammersmith & City and Central lines.   Read reviews and details of Bush Court, W12

8. Television Centre, W12

3.66 (25 reviews) 3.66 (25 reviews)
Area guide to Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
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A mixed development from Stanhope, the Television Centre comprises of one, two and three-bedroom residential units, offices, television studios and independent restaurants. Located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the nearest Underground stations are White City and Wood Lane. Read reviews and details of Television Centre, W12

9. Hammersmith Central, W6

Linden Homes
3.20 (17 reviews) 3.20 (17 reviews)
Area guide to Hammersmith
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Designed for people who want to be right in the thick of the action, Hammersmith Central by Linden Homes sits directly in-between Ravenscourt Park and Hammersmith Underground stations, with Broadway Shopping Centre and its vast array of shops and restaurants only a few minutes’ walk away. The development itself comprises 88 one, two and three-bedroom flats on Glenthorne Road.

Read reviews and details of Hammersmith Central, W6

10. Ashlar Court, W6

Linden Homes
4.90 (based on 1 review) 4.90 (1 review)
Area guide to Hammersmith
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Ashlar Court is a Grade II listed building in Ravenscourt Gardens by Linden Homes Limited and features a mix of 66 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and studios. The development is only a short walk away from Stamford Brook station with links to the District line. The River Thames is less than a 15-minute walk […] Read reviews and details of Ashlar Court, W6

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What’s it like living in Hammersmith?

Hammersmith has a great reputation as a district that offers something for everyone. Safe, spacious, great schools, green spaces, good transport links and local shopping scenes – it’s a solid all-round package.

While in previous years, Hammersmith has suffered a bit from a ‘concrete jungle’ reputation, this is no longer the case. Today, there’s an interesting mix of modern builds and more quirky architectural oddballs to be found among the concrete holdovers of previous generations.

There’s also a great (and growing) food scene here, so you’ll never be stuck for inspiration when deciding where to eat in Hammersmith.

First of all, where is Hammersmith exactly? Hammersmith is one of the capital’s major districts, so it occupies a good chunk of West London. It sits between Shepard’s Bush and Fulham, while pushing up against the Thames with Chiswick on its western edge.

This puts it in a prime position for people living here to enjoy both West and Central London. Plus, Hammersmith is one of the best-connected districts in the capital. Three main Tube lines run through it, and it’s a major bus hub.

Hammersmith Bridge currently allows access to cyclists and pedestrians, but not to motorists. This means that Hammersmith residents can hop across the river with ease on foot or by bicycle.

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Average property prices in Hammersmith

If you’re hoping to rent in Hammersmith, you’ll be looking at an average rate of £3,683 per calendar month. This is almost in line with the London-wide average of £3,240, making Hammersmith just a shade pricier.

For buyers, Hammersmith offers great variety for every budget and taste. Properties here can go for anything from £300,000 for basic flats to several million for smart mini-mansions. The average for the 12 months to October 2023 was £876,567, though flats were most commonly sold at an average of £565,173.

Need to know more about the best places to live in Hammersmith? Our dedicated area guide has plenty more to show you. Or if you’re looking for more West London inspiration, we have guides to both the North West and South West of London too – just click the links below.


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 Read more about Hammersmith

North West London

North West London
If fuss-free London transport links and masses of greenery are big draws, then living in North West London will certainly appeal. Property developers have been concentrating on this slice of the city more heavily in recent years. The new homes have drawn those seeking Read more about North West London

South West London

South West London
There’s been a huge resurgence in South West London’s property scene of late, namely because this is an area of the capital with so much potential. The term ‘something for everyone’ is thrown around wildly, but in South West London’s case it’s actually justified. Read more about South West London

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