Situated close to the River Thames and a stone's throw from Central London, Hammersmith is a hub of culture and entertainment. It's a lively mix of upmarket pubs, beautiful riverside scenery and great eateries and one of the best places in West London for live music. This is thanks to the iconic Hammersmith Apollo, home to some of the most eagerly anticipated concerts and performances in the country and a huge magnet for tourists. If concerts are what draws you to the area, don't forget about nearby Shepherds Bush Empire, also hosting a constant stream of gigs. That pretty much takes care of the evening entertainment, but what about during the day? Why not head to the Kings Mall for a bit of retail therapy! Or take a relaxing stroll towards the river where you'll find a string of historic pubs which look out over the Thames from windows, balconies and terraces. So, whatever brings you here you'll be glad you came. If you are staying overnight there is some excellent accommodation in Hammersmith which you can view below.