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Hammersmith

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Slow Ways linking Hammersmith and Acton, Chiswick, Fulham, Kensington, Putney, Shepherds Bush

England / Greater London / Hammersmith

Hammersmith’s six Slow Ways are 83% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 6/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Walk to Hammersmith from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Acton—Hammersmith
Actham one Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 15m Descent 5m
Chiswick—Hammersmith
Chiham one

Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 4m
Hammersmith—Fulham
Hamful one

Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 7m Descent 5m
Hammersmith—Kensington
Hamken one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 4m Descent 11m
Hammersmith—Kensington
Hamken two Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Hammersmith—Putney
Hamput one Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 28m Descent 33m
Hammersmith—Putney
Hamput three Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Hammersmith—Shepherds Bush
Hamshe one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 2m Descent 3m
Hammersmith—Shepherds Bush
Hamshe two Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 5m Descent 5m

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Collective progress

89% of Hammersmith’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

9/9

reviewed

5/9

surveyed

9/9

verified

22 people have contributed to Hammersmith’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Hammersmith

28km out of 28km have been walked and reviewed

122km of reviews have been shared in Hammersmith

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Building work had closed the pavement one side but lots of safe crossing points, and it worth meandering to and fro to see all the points of interest. Good route, good for wheels....

Strider

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Fascinating shops, lots of bike and outdoor shops....

Strider

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Hamput one

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Once you leave aside the busy high street of Putney, and make it to the river (photo #1, #2) it is a really lovely walk....

Derick Rethans

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Martin McGovern surveyed Hamful one

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Hamful one

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As well as the Charing Cross Hospital, the route passes the Queen's Club - probably the second-best known Tennis club in the country but it also claims to be the first multi-sport venue in the world....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern surveyed Hamshe one

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But for those who like watching the shops change, from shabby to chic (or the reverse, depending on the direction), this is a good one....

Martin McGovern

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A quiet, pleasant, straightforward route through residential streets and across a little park with a cafe. Recommended....

Mockymock

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Play spot the posh SUV outside the tiny mansions as you stroll happily onwards....

Steve_Roser

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It's along Hammersmith road all the way but this road was relatively quiet and calm. This route takes in the iconic Design Museum, Holland Park and the Olympia conference centre....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Hamken one

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A lot of traffic both car and foot! Still an interesting area...

Tom Morris

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Walked this route Hammersmith to Fulham and once away from the busy traffic around Hammersmith station the route is quieter, especially through the cemetery, which as other reviewers have said is only open during the day which varies depending on the time of year....

Dan Barron

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GoodGym Sevan took this photo on Actham one

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Following the route through Acton Park exactly takes you across the grass including through a muddy puddle....

GoodGym Sevan

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GoodGym Kash took this photo on Actham one

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- tree roots at Ravenscourt Park path can be a trip hazard...

GoodGym Kash

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A fairly flat route, mostly on pavements so limited potential for muddy sections! Route through Acton Park does direct over the grass, but the path runs adjacent, so could be used as alternative. Some narrow/uneven sections where tree routes have broken up the pavement, but generally ok to walk....

Jen

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Really nice route along the river with the majority of the walk being away from roads. The start and the end have small sections on busy roads but once you hit the river it is a lovely walk. Some nice cafe's restaurants and pubs along the riverfront as well which makes it ideal for a short walk or stopping as part of a longer one...

Dannyash

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There is a more scenic route available as this is pretty much a straight stroll down Kensington High street and Hammersmith Road. Not unpleasant but not particularly exiting....

LondonIn360

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This is a very nice easy going route along the river. Nice alternative to the South Bank option....

LondonIn360

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It goes past Brook Green, the cafe/ kiosk is fab (I'd recommend the cheese toastie and elderflower slushy). The walk through Holland Park is really pleasant, if you have time to spare I'd recommend visiting the Kyoto Garden. I'd highly recommend this route!...

Saira

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The path is wide, and the route is an especially good one for birders as you can often spot birds visiting the nearby London Wetland Centre....

Saira

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The last section drops you into Kensington High Street via some high end residential streets....

David Sanderson

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If you can do steps it is far better than going along the road, but if this isn't possible, you'd have to go to the main road to cross over....

Ingrina

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The path along the river gives you lovely views of London on both sides, and the path is very wide for the many people who use it for walking and cycling. It's a great, relaxing atmosphere in general....

Ingrina

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The walk into the sea of traffic which is Hammersmith is a short shock but crossing is well managed and the upside is a plethora of refreshment and travel options....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Hamput one

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I would definitely walk this route again in preference to staying on the main road....

Jane Taylor

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A really fantastic route, offering some really fantastic urban adventuring....

mtormey

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Putney High Street is a good one for food and shops, and the last approach to Hammersmith is car-y but very short....

mtormey

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Hammersmith—Kensington

Jane Taylor added Hamken two, a new walk from Hammersmith to Kensington

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Agree withe comments of the previous reviewer once you have made it from Hammersmith Broadway and there are a couple of ways to get to the river, then the bridge is now reduced to one way down the paths either side of the roadway....

John Mickleburgh

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John Mickleburgh took this photo on Hamput one

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Walked Hammersmith to Kensington on a quiet Bank Holiday Monday....

Jane Taylor

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Excellent short route that stays away from busy roads and passes through the quieter back streets between Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. Greenery at Brook Green, and you may catch some pop stars (and their fans) hanging out at the K West hotel too! Easy flat walking, no steps, safe road crossings, better than the bus and well worth 5 stars...

Jane Taylor

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Not the most pleasant slow ways route I’ve ever walked, but it definitely does the job of connecting these two points with a safe, direct, and accessible link!...

mtormey

There were shops and interesting buildings, and the route is nice and short, delivering you to the Shepherds Bush area surprisingly quickly....

mtormey

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Now that Hammersmith Bridge is open for pedestrians again, time to walk and review this route....

Jane Taylor

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The only part I would change is to walk straight through Hammersmith Broadway shopping centre, between the Meeting Point and the top of Fulham Palace Road, rather than walk outside around the Broadway, which is always very traffic-y....

Jane Taylor

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The route passes through 3 parks (they do close overnight so this isn't a 24 hour route), has several tempting refreshment stops, is reasonably direct, and accurately drawn so no dangerous road crossings. A top urban Slow Way - Full marks from me....

Jane Taylor

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It was fascinating to watch the way Hammersmith dissolves out and Chiswick dissolves in. Plenty of diverting shops - food, groceries, coffee, charity shops, books....

Jane Taylor

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It is a good direct route, largely off-road, although I do prefer the leafier alternative Hamput One, which crosses the river on Hammersmith Bridge....

Jane Taylor

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This route takes you north from Hammersmith Broadway, up Shepherd's Bush Road passing alongside Brook Green, before cutting diagonally across Shepherd's Bush Green and then joining Uxbridge Road to end Shepherd's Bush Underground/Overground stations....

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It's not an unpleasant walk along King St and the Chiswick High Road....

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Hammersmith—Putney

tractiveeffort added Hamput three, a new walk from Hammersmith to Putney

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Hammersmith

papuski surveyed Hammersmith

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Would take a small diversion and go through Ravenscourt Park and the back streets either side of that....

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Acton—Hammersmith

Slow Ways added Actham one, a new walk from Acton to Hammersmith

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Chiswick—Hammersmith

Slow Ways added Chiham one, a new walk from Chiswick to Hammersmith

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Hammersmith—Fulham

Slow Ways added Hamful one, a new walk from Hammersmith to Fulham

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Hammersmith—Kensington

Slow Ways added Hamken one, a new walk from Hammersmith to Kensington

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Hammersmith—Putney

Slow Ways added Hamput one, a new walk from Hammersmith to Putney

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Hammersmith—Shepherds Bush

Slow Ways added Hamshe one, a new walk from Hammersmith to Shepherds Bush

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Hammersmith—Shepherds Bush

Slow Ways added Hamshe two, a new walk from Hammersmith to Shepherds Bush

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Hammersmith’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ2337678607

Lat / Lon

51.49296° / -0.22421°

Easting / Northing

523,376E / 178,607N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hammersmith's meeting point

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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

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