Hammersmith Station

C’est le hub de l’ouest Londonien!

La place forte, la capitale !

L’autre possède un peu plus de caractère et évoque l’atmosphère d’une vieille gare (Rien d’étonnant, elle date de 1868 !). En la voyant vous noterez le damier noir et blanc par terre, et les petites boutiques avec des devantures en bois.

Historical Fact
When the station opened in 1874 it was only served by the District Railway. Piccadilly line trains started running through on 15 December 1906. When the station was rebuilt in 1995, in order to accommodate a new shopping Mall, one single original frieze was maintained from the old station. It is now visible in the main entrance hall on the left wall. The decoration on this wall represents the reflected image of Hammersmith Bridge. On the same wall a plaque commemorates the opening of the new station. The building site where the new Hammersmith station was being built appears in the opening sequence of the BBC comedy Bottom.

Pourquoi y descendre ? Pour de très jolies balades autour de la Tamise, pour l’Appollo (salle de concert avec un très bon programme). Aussi, pour faire ses courses.

Le petit truc spécial: Il s’agit en fait de deux stations proches, qui se partagent trois lignes. La première station contient un centre commercial “a l’anglaise” (Mac do, Boots, Tesco etc.)

Age of Station : 135 years

Nearby Highlights

Places of interest nearby are: the Hammersmith Apollo, the Lyric Hammersmith on King Street and the Riverside Studios on Crisp Road.

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