This west London district on the Thames north bank is part of the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Located at the confluence of smaller roads with a primary route out of central London, this area was once organized around industrial sites and factories. To this day, the district, which includes the Hammersmith Suspension Bridge remains a commercial and transportation centre.
Over time, this district’s industrial focus has changed, but the Broadway Centre is has remained Hammersmith’s heart; it contains the Polish community centre, Town hall, Lyric Theatre, cinema, and shops and offices to let, along with an Underground and bus station. Additional office space in town is located on eastern Hammersmith Road, including the striking Ark complex. King Street is the district’s main shopping avenue, while other shops in Hammersmith can be found at the Kings Mall centre and along Shepherds Bush Road. Many prominent broadcasting companies call this area home, including the BBC Television Centre. Restaurants line the high streets, and pubs and parks line the pedestrianized riverside.
The area has seen recent regeneration of former industrial sites into investment properties for sale. For instance, tech company Dunnhumby renovated a Brook Green assembly plant into state-of-the-art offices. At the same time, the Queen’s Wharf development is introducing studios, theatres, cafés, and bars to the Hammersmith’s riverside. As even the BBC renovates their Shepherds Bush location, this district is being revived as an important site for commercial property for rent while maintaining local character and community.