It’s been a long time coming for Londoners, but summer is finally upon us! Some days we’re even lucky enough to have a heatwave thrown our way. While we want you to kick back and relax at Room 2, the outdoors is waiting for you and there are a ton of things to do in and around Hammersmith. To help you out, here are some of the ways you could get summer in W6 started.
Hammersmith food market
Head over to Lyric Square market every Thursday and Friday to satisfy your hunger. As one of the city’s first street food markets, it offers a range of fresh, affordable and ethically-sourced food and has been doing so every Thursday and Friday for the past ten years. From Thai, Filipino to Caribbean food – they’ve got it all and we guarantee you’ll find some grub to eat.
Rooftop fun at Lyric Theatre
Hammersmith is one of the best places in West London for theatre shows, and you may have heard through the grapevine about the Lyric Theatre. Lyric Hammersmith has transformed into more than just a theatre in recent years and is more of a community hub with everything from recording studios to digital development rooms. But plays and theatre are still its biggest pull for sure. To live like a local this summer, a must-do is to check out its roof terrace, which is great for sunny days.
Explore the secret garden that is Ravenscourt Park
You can’t go wrong with a picnic in the park on a sunny day. Ravenscourt Park is a lovely oasis in the middle of this bustling city where you can explore the nature trail or just go for a walk. Unlike its famous neighbours Hyde Park and Holland Park, this park has kept its local feel and calm charm.
Live the pub life
Hammersmith is home to a bunch of riverside pubs that give you the perfect excuse (should you ever need one) to wile away an afternoon with a cold drink in hand. Read a book, meet the locals or just watch London pass by in all its glory. A few of the locals’ all-time favourite riverside pubs are The Old Ship, where three cask beers are constantly rotated and the 18th-century riverside real ale inn, The Blue Anchor.
Go on, off you go! Grab an umbrella too, just in case, it is London after all.