Hammersmith is the popular area of London situated between Fulham and Shepherds Bush, with Chiswick to the West and West Kensington to the East. Boasting excellent transport connections, Hammersmith is desirable for commercial businesses due to being connected to central London by four tube lines (the District, Hammersmith & City, Circle and Piccadilly Lines). Hammersmith is also positioned on the A4 offering direct access to the M4, making Hammersmith one of the most well connected and accessible areas in London.
It is therefore of no surprise that global brands have based their London offices here; L’Oreal, Coca Cola, Sony and Disney are but to name a few of the companies with offices in Hammersmith. As well as being a business hub, the area also holds credentials in the performing arts and media industries with the Riverside Studios and Hammersmith Apollo attracting international stars, with The Lyric known as one of the top theatres outside the West End.
King Street in Hammersmith offers high street chains, pubs and cafes, as well as a choice of supermarkets and other local amenities. Every Thursday, the Hammersmith farmers market takes place in Lyric Square, giving the opportunity to sample and purchase local and organic produce. For those who enjoy the extensive parks and greens London offers, Ravenscourt Park is the largest in the area with tennis courts, a flower garden and children’s play area.
For those looking to settle in the Hammersmith area, there is a variety of educational facilities available for private education: Ravenscourt Park, Bute House, The Godolphin and Latymer Schools and St Paul’s Girls’ School are all well-established schools in the area.
The property market in London is diverse, with boroughs and postcodes determining the current property prices in a particular area. Hammersmith has experienced an extended period of price growth over the past 12 months, with the average sales price for property now being £718,599 according to industry data analysts, LonRes.
It is clear to see why Hammersmith’s popularity amongst home buyers and rental investors has increased over recent years; with regeneration plans in place and underway, alongside the positive effect the Crossrail development will have on West London as a whole when it arrives in a few years time – the only way for Hammersmith is surely up!
If you are considering a move to Hammersmith, do get in touch for more information on how Garrington can assist you.