A few quick trivia tidbits about your beloved borough, Hammersmith:
Yep, in 1827 the Hammersmith bridge made history for being the first suspension bridge over our fair Thames. A big thanks to William Tierney Clark for your superb design job, sir.
Speaking of bridges, get the lowdown on this one (pun intended): the Hammersmith bridge hovers just under 4 meters above the Thames. Compare that to Tower Bridge which literally towers over the water at 42 meters!
The Hammersmith and City line, now serving 22 stations was in fact, the first ever underground line, not just in London, but in the world!
Including Chelsea F.C., which is quite odd when you consider it is named after another borough. The other two are Fulham F.C. and Queens Park Rangers. You can even check out Stamford Bridge Stadium, home of Chelsea F.C.
Of the 12 Inner London and 20 Outer London boroughs, Hammersmith and Fulham is the third smallest and is home to just under 178,000 inhabitants. It might be small, but it’s still home sweet home!
Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. In the 1880s, while studying law, Gandhi lived on Baron’s Court Road in Hammersmith!
Kelly is a Freelance Writer and Editor, yogi, foodie and culture enthusiast. After living in Italy, Germany, Costa Rica and London, Kelly decided to take an extended travel adventure, making her way around the world while documenting the places and people she meets along the way.