Barons Court and Hammersmith Area Guide
Hammersmith is the centre of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It, together with Fulham, Chiswick, Shepherd’s Bush and Kensington, make up part of the north bank of the River Thames. It has several influences on culture as it is home to a large portion of London’s Polish community and a French school in Brook Green. Hammersmith Bridge opened in 1827, which was the first suspension bridge crossing the River Thames, designed by Willian Tierney Clark. However, it had to be redesigned by Joseph Bazalgette, due to straining on the structure. It was reopened in 1887. Hammersmith has a big shopping centre called the Kings Mall, located on King Street as well as the shopping centre in Hammersmith Broadway, which has restaurants as well as shops. Brackenbury Village, known as by the locals, have said that this area is notably popular with its Victorian cottages and houses on Wingate Road are painted in pretty pastel colours.
Barons Court is nestled on the banks of the River, between Fulham and Hammersmith and is situated within the borough of Hammersmith. The name of Barons Court is believed to have been masterminded by Sir William Palliser, who owned and developed the land. The houses on Talgarth Road form a scenic terrace and are mainly Grade ll listed buildings. They form a very decorative design which is noticeable in the design of the wrought iron railings. Barons Court Station is also a Grade ll listed building built for the District Railway in 1905 but is now operated by The London Underground. Barons Court is an up and coming area for first time buyers and investors. Queen’s Cub Gardens is a highly sought-after estate.
Famous people to have lived in Hammersmith & Barons Court are John Milton (the poet), Caroline of Brunswick (Queen Consort of George lV), Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hardy.
Transport around Hammersmith and Barons Court
Tube – Hammersmith station. Zone 2, District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith & City Lines.
Barons Court station. Zone 2, District and Piccadilly Line.
Bus – Hammersmith Station is a busy hub for buses, having its own bus station allowing you to travel to the majority of London from one location. A considerable amount are also 24 hours buses.