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!

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.

Hammersmith hangouts – Positioning and transport links

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.

As a nice bonus, Hammersmith Bridge partially reopened in July 2021, allowing access to cyclists and pedestrians. This means that once again Hammersmith residents can hope over the river with ease. So if you make the crossing, spare an appreciative thought for Joseph Bazalgette, who designed Hammersmith Bridge.

Average property prices in Hammersmith

If you’re hoping to rent in Hammersmith, you’ll be looking at an average rate of nearly £600 across the area. This is almost in line with the London-wide average of £561, making Hammersmith just a shade more expensive.

For buyers, Hammersmith has 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 yearly average for 2020 was just over £1 million, though flats were most commonly sold at an average of around £750,000.

10 best places to live 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.

At the top of the pile is Queen’s Wharf, 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

4.39 (13 reviews)
4.39 (13 reviews)

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. It’s situated in close to Hammersmith Broadway and Hammersmith Station, and is 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

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

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

Brackenbury Grove by One Housing Group comprises just 57 residential units, which include a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments as well as two and three-bedroom houses. It’s located in Brackenbury Village in Hammersmith, but the residential development is less than a 10-minute walk to Goldhawk Road station with links to the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

Read reviews and details of Brackenbury Grove, W6

At number six we have Albion Court by Danescroft Land, a converted residential development featuring 53 studio, 1 bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments. This is another convenient spot, as Albion Court is close to Hammersmith Underground Station and other key attractions of the district.

Read reviews and details of Albion Court, W6

Residents say they love their “art deco gem” in Hammersmith’s leafier side. 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 also less than a 15-minute walk away.

Read reviews and details of Ashlar Court, W6

3.89 (3 reviews)
3.89 (3 reviews)

Smart and well support by the management team, according to residents, Stamford Court is a 1930s U-shaped apartment block, also on Goldhawk Road, conveniently only a minute’s walk from Stamford Brook Underground station. Chiswick High Road – with its excellent range of high-street stores and restaurants – is also two minutes’ walk away.

Read reviews and details of Stamford Court, W6

At number 9 it’s Kings Row, a development by Linden Homes and designed by architect Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands. It’s set on Kings Road and is neighboured by the ever-popular Ravenscourt Park and it’s nearby tube station. The development features 55 residential units, which range from studios to apartments, duplexes and townhouses.

Read reviews and details of Kings Row, W6

In at number 10 is Brandenburgh House, a selection of studio flats located on Fulham Palace Road. Hammersmith station is just a seven-minute walk from the development, serviced by the District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Residents also enjoy excellent bus links.

Read reviews and details of Brandenburgh House, W6

Need to know more about 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.

HomeViews provides verified resident reviews of the UK’s housing developments. We’re working with developers, house builders, operators, housing associations and the Government to recognise high performers and help improve standards in the built environment.

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