You might be confused to find out that Hammersmith Hospital isn’t to be found in Hammersmith – it’s based in Acton, west London. Nonetheless, it’s one of the city’s major teaching hospitals. Closely associated with the Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, it is acclaimed for its work in clinical research, particularly with heart and kidney problems. The hospital’s origins go back to the turn of the 20th century and during the first world war, the site was used to treat wounded soldiers. Today the hospital is known globally for its pioneering groundwork within the medical industry. Whether you’re here visiting friends or family or in a professional capacity, you’ll find it pretty easy to get to with East Acton tube station just a 12-minute walk away. If you’re travelling here by car, there are parking options available on-site and in the local area.