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The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Hammersmith

Visit Hammersmith PlacesVisit Hammersmith places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Hammersmith places to visit. A unique way to experience Hammersmith’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Hammersmith as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Hammersmith is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) southwest of Charing Cross. It is bordered by Shepherd’s Bush to the north, Kensington to the east, Chiswick to the west, and Fulham to the south. The area is one of west London’s main commercial and employment centres. When you visit Hammersmith, Walkfo brings Hammersmith places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Hammersmith Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Hammersmith

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With 873 audio plaques & Hammersmith places for you to explore in the Hammersmith area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Hammersmith places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Hammersmith history

In 1868 Hammersmith was the name of a parish, and of a suburban district, within the hundred of Ossulstone, in Middlesex. The district was a chapelry of the ancient parish of Fulham, but became a fully independent parish in 1631. In 1745, two Scots, James Lee and Lewis Kennedy, established the Vineyard Nursery, over six acres devoted to landscaping plants.

Hammersmith toponymy

Hammersmith may mean “(Place with) a hammer smithy or forge” Thomas Faulkner in 1839 proposed the initial Ham being derived from Saxon ham or hythe. Gover in 1922 proposed that the prefix was a personal name, Heahmaer or Hæmar.

Why visit Hammersmith with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Hammersmith PlacesYou can visit Hammersmith places with Walkfo Hammersmith to hear history at Hammersmith’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Hammersmith has 873 places to visit in our interactive Hammersmith map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Hammersmith, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Hammersmith places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Hammersmith & the surrounding areas.

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Best Hammersmith places to visit

Hammersmith has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Hammersmith’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Hammersmith’s information audio spots:

Hammersmith photo Great Exhibition
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, also known as the Great Exhibition or the Crystal Palace Exhibition (in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held), was an international exhibition which took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World’s Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century. The event was organised by Henry Cole and by Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Queen Victoria. Famous people of the time attended the Great Exhibition, including Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Michael Faraday (who assisted with the planning and judging of exhibits), Samuel Colt, members of the Orléanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Alfred Tennyson and William Makepeace Thackeray. The opening music, under the superintendence of William Sterndale Bennett, was directed by Sir George Smart. The world’s first soft drink, Schweppes, was the official sponsor of the event.
Hammersmith photo The Long Water
The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, London, England, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline. The Long Water refers to the long and narrow western half of the lake that is known as the Serpentine. Serpentine Bridge, which marks the boundary between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, also marks the Long Water’s eastern boundary. The Long Water and the Serpentine are generally considered to be part of one lake.
Hammersmith photo Exhibit A (art exhibition)
Exhibit A was an art exhibition in the galleries of the Serpentine Gallery, London, from May 7—June 7, 1992 . Exhibit A is a collection of artworks from 1992 to 1992 .
Hammersmith photo Rock on Top of Another Rock
Rock on Top of Another Rock is a sculpture by the artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss . It consists of one large rock balanced on top of another large rock .
Hammersmith photo Physical Energy (sculpture)
Physical Energy is a bronze equestrian statue by English artist George Frederic Watts . Watts was principally a painter, but also worked on sculptures from the 1870s . It was intended to be Watts’s memorial to “unknown worth”
Hammersmith photo Frieze of Parnassus
The Frieze of Parnassus is a large sculpted stone frieze encircling the podium, or base, of the Albert Memorial in London, England . The Albert Memorial was constructed in the 1860s in memory of Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria .
Hammersmith photo Royal Albert Hall Organ
The Royal Albert Hall Grand Organ is the second largest pipe organ in the UK . It was originally built by Henry “Father” Willis and most recently rebuilt by Mander Organs . The Albert Hall publishes a tongue-in-cheek Twitter account .
Hammersmith photo Queen’s Tower, London
The Queen’s Tower is located in the South Kensington Campus of Imperial College London . It is 87 metres (287ft) tall with a copper-covered dome at its top . To reach the base of the dome from the ground on foot, one must ascend a series of narrow spiral staircases .
Hammersmith photo The Lancasters
The Lancasters is a residential development in London, England, with 77 apartments . The majority of the apartments face south with views onto or across Hyde Park .
Hammersmith photo Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain was designed to express Diana’s spirit and love of children . Diana died in a car crash in 1997 .

Visit Hammersmith plaques

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Hammersmith has 396 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Hammersmith plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Hammersmith using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Hammersmith plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.