In Hammersmith and Chiswick, neighbouring districts of West London, you're well placed to travel to many great capital landmarks and attractions. Book one of our Hammersmith and Chiswick hotels with us and discover a delightful part of London.
The third Earl of Burlington designed Chiswick House in a style that was inspired by Italian architect Palladio, who based his buildings on those of ancient Rome. Following extensive restoration, the house and William Kent-designed gardens are now at their 18th-century best.
This part of London affords the opportunity for marvellous riverside walks. The Thames Path takes you from Hammersmith to a splendid edifice that has survived 1,300 years and was home to a succession of Bishops of London until 1975. Still owned by the Church of England, the house, gardens, chapel and museum provide an intriguing and relaxing visit.
Next door to Fulham Palace is a place of worship for a certain section of West London's football-supporting faithful. Craven Cottage is the home of Fulham FC and has managed to retain much of its original late 19th-century charm. And behind the Riverside Stand you'll have terrific views across the Thames of Barnes Common and beyond.
Hammersmith Apollo is a legendary London venue which has seen many a pop and rock star from Buddy Holly and The Beatles to David Bowie, Iron Maiden and Selena Gomez.
Promising patrons "a fine-dining experience that is casual and affordable", Quantus, in the heart of Chiswick, appears to deliver with a menu that includes veal and prosciutto Milanesa, homemade bread and a selection of fine wines. Charlotte's Bistro, also in Chiswick, is a great place to start your day with a breakfast bap and a choice of teas, coffees, fruit teas and juices. For a beguiling blend of traditional Lebanese cuisine in a tasteful and contemporary setting, Kattara in Hammersmith is well worth a visit.
Chiswick has a coterie of independent stores and high-street chains where you'll find a book shop selling old and rare tomes, cake shops, delicatessens and purveyors of antique, vintage and retro goods. Each Sunday the Chiswick Farmers’ and Fine Foods’ Markets are open for business. King Street in Hammersmith is the place to go for well-known retailers and a selection of supermarkets. Westfield London is one of the biggest and busiest shopping centres in the UK. And every Thursday, Hammersmith Farmers' Market is where you'll find a fabulous choice of fresh produce and home-cooked meals.
Close to Kew Gardens and a short drive from Westfield Shopping Centre, stylish Chiswick Moran Hotel offers 4-star accommodation. BEST WESTERN Chiswick Palace and Suites provides a leafy retreat. And St Paul's Hotel is 5-star luxury nestled next to St Paul's Cathedral.