London Area Guides
Hammersmith Area Guide
Our area guide to Hammersmith gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include W6
Hammersmith is dominated by traffic but move away from the town centre and there are some very pleasant Victorian house and conversions.
Property Types & Architecture
There are some Mansion blocks and terraces, many of which have now been converted into apartments. Some large Georgian houses can still be found overlooking the river.
Shopping & Entertainment
Hammersmith town centre is the main shopping area. There is also a large indoor shopping mall and the Broadway Centre which offer a wide range of facilities and the usual high street names.
Hammersmith is certainly not hard up for things to do. Plenty of bars and restaurants including the riverside pubs.
The Riverside Studios Arts Centre and The Lyric Theatre will satisfy most peoples cultural needs. It also boasts the famous River Cafe.
Parks & Commons
Ravenscourt Park is the largest open space and contains a lake and pretty gardens and the Thames Path runs through the area.
Who lives here?
Fairly mixed area but predominantly families, young professionals and first time buyers who can't afford neighbouring Kensington and Chelsea.
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Schools in Hammersmith & Exam Results
Schools in Hammersmith fall under the Hammersmith and Fulham Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Hammersmith by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Hammersmith
Hammersmith Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Hammersmith area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
|Hammersmith and Fulham||£750||£875||£1,000||£1,124||£1,374||£1,624||£1,874||£2,249|
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Hammersmith Local Authorities
Hammersmith is represented by Hammersmith and Fulham Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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