TODAY THE AREA IS AN IMPORTANT OFFICE BUSINESS DISTRICT
As one of London’s key commercial and business districts, Hammersmith attracts a varied and diverse range of occupiers. With unrivalled public transport links, Hammersmith is the natural choice for multi-national businesses wishing to have a London presence.
Hammersmith is located just 3.5 miles west of Central London. Heathrow Airport is easily accessible via the A4 and the Piccadilly line. Gatwick Airport is 45 minute’s drive via the M25. Hammersmith has the highest Public Transport Accessibility Level rating of 6B, with over 30 million people travelling through Hammersmith each year.
Two underground stations (Piccadilly / District / Hammersmith & City) make travel to all parts of London straight forward and there are 17 bus routes from Hammersmith Bus Station covering much of Central and West London.
LOCAL TALENT TO SPARE
Hammersmith employs 120,000 people with 11,700 businesses in the borough. 67% of working age residents are classed as ABC1 and 36% of residents are aged 25–39 which is one of the highest percentages in the country.
HOME OF THE ARTS
Hammersmith is a major home to the arts and its dance halls and music venues have hosted many of the world’s greatest musicians and entertainers. Hammersmith Palais hosted jazz bands and ballroom events from 1919, and was even used for the production of tanks during WW2.
Throughout the 1970s until the present day many memorable music moments have taken place with David Bowie performing as his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust for the last time. Many artists have recorded live performances; Oasis, REM, Dire Straits, Blondie, Stereophonics, Kylie, Paul Weller, Kate Bush, Thin Lizzy, Frank Zappa and many more.
As West London’s principal retail centre, Hammersmith offers two major shopping centres: the Broadway Centre and Kings Mall. Up and down the high street there are significant retail offerings and the major shopping centre of Westfield is only 10 minutes away.
Local residential areas such as Brackenbury Village and Brook Green include a number of independent retailers, coffee shops and restaurants all contributing to an attractive place to visit, live and work.
A GREAT PLACE TO WORK
Life by the river is more relaxing and Hammersmith has over 4.5 miles of river frontage, a variety of bars and restaurants and its amenity offerings are superb.