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Coffee from Down Under

Antipode Coffee
Twitter: @AntipodeLondon
Instagram: @antipodelondon

Just a few steps from the bustle of Hammersmith’s King Street is this cool and quirky spot to catch up over a steaming cup of speciality Australian coffee. Featured in delicious. magazine’s top 10 coffee spots in London, we spoke to barista Rafael about what makes Antipode so special…

“My favourite item on the menu are the toasties for sure! The kimchi one in particular is so spicy at the same time as being so cheesy – the two flavours are equally brilliant and will fill your belly immediately. If you don’t like kimchi the avocado is equally good.”

“My favourite thing about the local area is the riverside. It’s really beautiful and it never feels too busy. In summer the bars and pubs along the river are amazing.”


Bloomin’ Lovely

Turners Florists
3 Beadon Road, W6 0EA

If it’s grey skies outside, step into Turners Florists to brighten your day. Colourful bouquets adorn every corner of this cosy florists. So if you need a gift for a special someone, flowers for an occasion, or you just want to treat yourself then pop into Turners. We asked Grace her favourite things about Hammersmith…

“There’s just such a mixture of people and nationalities that it’s always really interesting. Recently, we had loads of Spanish people buying Mimosas for Women’s day – I didn’t even know that was a tradition! Every day is different.”

“One memory that really stands out was a Halloween-themed wedding. We had to make a ‘dead bouquet’ which was really fun. It was so unusual because we had to kill the flowers before we gave them to the bride and groom.”

“My favourite flower? Probably hydrangeas because they’re so unique, and huge!”


Catch a show at the Lyric

Hammersmith Lyric Theatre
Twitter: @LyricHammer

After sampling some of the many fantastic cafes and bars Hammersmith is home to, why not treat yourself to a feast for the eyes at the Lyric theatre? This iconic, independent, theatre leads the way in original productions – they hosted the Olivier-winning Blasted in 2011. They are also committed to encouraging young people’s creative talent in their company ‘Young Lyric’, for any young thespians in the family. We spoke to Zayn, box office assistant, about all things theatre, dah-ling…

“I love the area because it’s so diverse. There’s a lot of nice places to eat and such a variety of cuisines. Everything is close together too; you’ve got the shopping centre, a cinema, a theatre and a market as well. Also in the Summer they put screens up in the square so everyone can watch Wimbledon (or movie screenings in the evenings). It’s just such a cool area.”

“Working at the Lyric is amazing. It’s a theatre so it’s naturally a fun environment to be in. You get to see all the different shows and meet loads of interesting people – especially all the different actors that pass through.”


Pizza in the Park

Fait Maison
Ravenscourt Park

If the sun is shining, there is no better place to catch a tan, have a kickabout or a stroll than Ravenscourt Park. No picnic? No problem – Fait Maison (the café in the centre of the park) offer takeaway pizza, to be enjoyed while relaxing on the grass.