London/Hammersmith and Fulham

BBC Television Centre, Shepherd's Bush

Hammersmith and Fullham is a borough in west London, and boasts 3 Premiership football teams within its boundaries.

Understand

This is a large district of the inner west of London.

The most well known part of the district is perhaps Shepherd's Bush which has long been a first home in London to second and first generation immigrants. While this is less true today than in the past, the area undergoing gradual gentrification, beautification and development, there is still a substantial expatriate population (including a great many travelling Antipodeans).

Culturally, Shepherd's Bush is well known as the former home of the BBC's TV output, with the Television Centre located on Wood Lane in the White City sub-district. The Bush was also the fictional home of Steptoe & Son at Oil Drum Lane. The members of two influential British bands, The Who and the Sex Pistols grew up in Shepherd's Bush. It is also the home of newly promoted football team Queens Park Rangers (QPR), who play in the top-level Premier League.

Elsewhere in the district, the residential riverside areas of Fulham have been hugely gentrified in the past 20 years and it is now sometimes difficult to determine where (previously much grander) Chelsea ends and Fulham begins. Fulham is also home to the football teams Fulham FC, Queens Park Rangers and Chelsea FC (at Fulham Broadway).

Get in

By tube

Tube stations servicing this borough are:

By bus

Bus 94 runs between Piccadilly Circus, via Oxford Street, Notting Hill, Holland Park, Shepherd's Bush and Chiswick to Acton Green (also a Night Bus service).

Buses 11, 14, 22, 28, 74, 190, 211, 295, 391, 414, 430, and night buses N11, N22 and N28, all stop in Fulham.

http://lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/Transport_and_Streets/Public_Transport/

By train

Shepherds Bush Railway Station is served by three trains per hour between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, and one train per hour between Milton Keynes and East Croydon.

By road

The A219 links Fulham with the A205 (South Circular) and with the A4.

Get around

The Gatehouse at Fulham Palace

See

Do

Cinema, theatre and concerts

Bush Hall

Football

Hammersmith and Fulham is well stocked when it comes to football clubs, a legacy of its working-class past.

Buy

Westfield Shopping Centre

Shopping in this area runs the gamut from street markets to luxury shops in the largest enclosed shopping centre (or "mall" to American travellers) in Europe.

Eat

There are loads of great restaurants in Fulham along the high streets and also a distinct lack of any chain restaurants (don't worry, you can find all of these along Putney High St if you're desperate). It is often a good idea to just start walking along any of the main roads and you should have more choice of places to eat than you will ever need.

Budget

Uxbridge Road is noted for good-value and diverse restaurants.

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Shepherds Bush Green contains many large chain pubs. Uxbridge Road and Goldhawk Road have smaller, more laid-back bars and gastro-pubs. Fulham is full of highly rated, popular pubs some of them right by the Thames.

Sleep

Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith are well known as the home of many discount hotels (some of low quality, unfortunately) and B&Bs. With the gradual gentrification of the area, more comfortable and expensive options are appearing.

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Go next

Routes through Hammersmith and Fulham

END North London  W  E  Paddington-Maida Vale Bloomsbury
END West London  W  E  Notting Hill-North Kensington Bloomsbury-Soho
END  W  E  Notting Hill-North Kensington Mayfair-Marylebone
Richmond-Kew (Richmond branch) / END (Ealing branch) West London  W  E  South Kensington-Chelsea Westminster
Wimbledon Wandsworth  W  E  South Kensington-Chelsea Westminster / Mayfair-Marylebone
END  W  E  Notting Hill-North Kensington Bloomsbury-Camden
Heathrow Airport / North London West London  W  E  South Kensington-Chelsea Westminster-Mayfair-Marylebone
North London =HammersmithSouth Kensington-Chelsea  N  S  South Kensington-ChelseaFulham Wandsworth


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