London, Hammersmith

Hammersmith is a district in west London, located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is bordered by Shepherds Bush to the north, Kensington to the east, Chiswick to the west, and Fulham to the south, with which it forms part of the north bank of the River Thames. It is linked by Hammersmith Bridge to Barnes in the southwest. The area is one of west London's key commercial and employment centres, and has for some decades been a major centre of London's Polish community. It is a major transport hub for west London, with two London Underground stations and a bus station at Hammersmith Broadway.

Plough and Harrow Hammersmith
at the Plough and Harrow. 120-124 King St, W6 0QU
Open all day 8am-11.30.  Food 8am-11
Adnams Broadside, Fuller's London Pride, Greene King Abbot, Greene King IPA, Young's Special, 5 changing beers. Free wifi.
Several (no-smoking) tables can be found on the pavement in front of the pub and there is standing room on the verandah to the side. Look out for the well-advertised beer festivals. The upper floors are occupied by a Holiday Inn Express.

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From the Plough and Harrow, turn right and continue along King Street to the Salutation.


Salutation Hammersmith

154 King St, Hammersmith W6 0QU
11-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun.   Food12-10; 12-9 Sun
Once a coaching inn, this historic pub has retained its most obvious historical feature for decades. The pubs famous frontage is made up of ceramic purple tiles - leading to the nickname "The Purple Pub".
Fuller's London Pride, Fuller's ESB, Fuller's Bengal Lancer, Fuller's - seasonal.  Wifi

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Cross the road in front of the Salutation and turn left, then right into Cromwell Ave. Walk to the end and cross the A4 using the pedestrian tunnel. Follow the path into the park and the Dove will be in Upper Mall to your right.

The Dove

Dove Hammersmith
19 Upper Mall, W6 9TA  Open 11-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun   Food 12-10; 12-8 Sun
Fuller's ESB, Fuller's London Pride, 2 changing beers.

The small space to the right of the bar went into the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest bar room in the world.
Waterside pub where Charles II and Nell Gwynne once dined.

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Turn left out of the front of the pub and continue along Upper Mall to reach the Old Ship

The Old Ship

Old Ship Hammersmith

The Old Ship.
25 Upper Mall W6 9TD
  Open 9am-11 Mon-Thu; 9am-Midnight Fri & Sat; 9am-11 Sun
Sambrook's Wandle Ale, Young's Special, 1 changing beer.
Open for lunch and dinner over the week and all day on Saturday and Sunday starting with breakfast from 9am.

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Continue right, around the corner.

Black Lion Hammersmith

The Black Lion
2 South Black Lion Lane, W6 9TJ.   Open 11-11 Mon-Sat; 12-10.30 Sun  Food lunch and evening.
Grade II listed 16th-century inn very close to the river and visible from it, attracting tourists on their riverside walks. This is now a gastropub and although food-led, there are 6 real ale pumps available. Note that the beer prices here reflect the upmarket nature of the area. Caledonian Black Lion, Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Fuller's London Pride, St Austell Tribute, Theakston Old Peculier, 1 changing beer.

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Continue right from the Black Lion and cross under the A4 again. Turn right into Black Lion lane. The Cross Keys will be on your left.

Cross Keys Hammersmith

The Cross Keys.
57 Black Lion Lane, W6 9BG  Open12-11 Mon-Thu; 12-Midnight Fri & Sat; 12-10.30 Sun
Food12-3, 6-9 Mon-Fri; 12-9 Sat & Sun
Fuller's London Pride, Fuller's - seasonal. Wifi,   Pub Garden,  Dog Friendly.

Slightly off Hammersmith's beaten track, this pub is a wonderful discovery. With real fires, classic Sunday roasts and cask ales, the quintessential English pub.

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Continue up Black Lion Lane and turn right into King Street to return to our start point. Ravenscourt Park station is nearby and Hammersmith station is at the end of King Street over to the left, look for direction signs or see the map..

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