A place that is often left out of office searches, the wonder that is Hammersmith has plenty to offer with competitive rates for work-space. If you are interested in shaking things up, breaking the mould or perhaps you are already in the area (congratulations, you are very wise), then read on for some top-notch information, hotspots and areas of upcoming renovation.
Hammersmith, originally owned by the Bishop of London has come a long way in recent years. The area has some distinguishing features such as the Hammersmith Bridge, opened for public use in 1827 which was the first suspension bridge over the Thames. It is also one of the lowest bridges, making the towpath beneath it prone to flooding, but it’s pretty atmospheric to walk over when the tide is high.
There hasn’t been a huge amount going on in this little subsection of West London, but that is set to change. Renovations are aplenty and it is becoming a popular place for businesses to relocate or start up, with lots of variety in office space to choose from, plenty of fast food and restaurants to keep staff happy, market stalls and retail outlets alongside a plethora of bars and pubs for after-work socials.
Hammersmith has a vast number of conservation areas, and one close to the centre is St Paul’s Green; a garden within the high rises and concrete facades. This acts as a quiet spot for anyone to take some time to themselves or catch up with friends near to the action, but without being bothered by all the hustle and bustle.
The office space market has really upped its game with many new developments as well as older buildings jazzing up their appearance. This building is one of the largest serviced offices in Europe and latest updates mean it will have a rooftop bar in addition to the already panoramic views over the city. There are some incredible pre-opening deals on offer so take to get in touch for more information.stunning advantage of them if you are interested in changing your work scene, get in touch to find out more.
Back to Hammersmith itself, it has great proximity to the river meaning that summer sunsets are always close by. The only remaining bit of the old village is home to the world’s smallest bar, The Dove and boasts great outside terraced seating overlooking the Thames. The market in Lyric square – a hub for businesses and shoppers – occurs every Thursday and is a treat for all sorts of culinary delights.
Nestled in the square is the the iconic Lyric theatre, a landmark building that offers regular shows and theatrical talent, often commended for their originality and groundbreaking nature. Not content with one entertainment venue, down the road is the famous Eventim Apollo, synonymous with comedy and music events that gather large audiences for huge acts including Queen, David Bowie and has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest – a real all-rounder!
Hammersmith is also very well connected with tube and bus routes, so if you have business in the city or West End then access is pretty straightforward. However, if keeping it green is more your thing then there are some bike parking spaces dotted around with plans to create more as well as introducing a super cycle highway through to Kensington. Until then, there are a number of gyms to get your heart pumping if you need to decompress after work.
Have a look through some of our Hammersmith office listings to get a feel of what is on offer, we would be happy to discuss your requirement and offer some insight into the area if you would like to know more.