Hammersmith is a vibrant corner of west London and a great place from where to base your trip to the city. You can commute easily into central London as well as having direct access to Heathrow Airport and the west of England. For those seeking to base themselves in Hammersmith there are a number of accommodation options available, one of the most popular being a Hammersmith holiday apartment.
Hammersmith Holiday Apartments – The Collingham
When you stay at the Collingham, your Hammersmith holiday apartment overlooks stunning gardens and is close to a beautiful part of the River Thames. Our apartments are beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable and are perfect for families, couples and business travellers alike. We’re also ideally located close to major transport links and a huge selection of restaurants, shops, bars, museums and cafés.
If you’re coming to London on vacation, there are lots of hotels, hostels, bed & breakfast motels and aparthotels to choose from. And when it comes to holiday apartments near Hammersmith, the Collingham is one of the very best options available.
Every apartment at the Collingham has been stunningly refurbished to exceptional standards and we offer each and every guest comfort, elegance, value and style as standard – as well as one of the best locations in London.
When you book your Hammersmith holiday apartment, our dedicated staff will pull out all the stops to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime. Yet it’s not just the superb service that makes the Collingham such a popular choice, we also offer:
- Newly-decorated, modern apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchens
- The on-site facilities and amenities you need from a top aparthotel in London
- Manned, round-the-clock reception desk
- Excellent discounts at a choice of delicious local restaurants
- Being able to come and go at your pleasure
Family Friendly Holiday Apartments in Hammersmith
Looking for holiday apartments in Hammersmith for families can often mean wading through a minefield of conflicting information but if you’re planning a trip to London, the Collingham offers an ideal choice.
Our apartments are fully stocked with everything you need for the perfect family holiday. We’ve got space for the whole family as well as fitted kitchens with all the mod-cons you need to give you that home-from-home experience. There’s plenty of space to unwind, play and relax as well as music and TV at your fingertips and all the usual home comforts.
We even sit proudly on TripAdvisor’s list of the Top 25 Top Hotels for Families!
An Ideal Location
The Collingham is located in one of the quietest residential streets in the area, close to a range of great shops, restaurants and of course London’s most famous museums – including the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
It’s even easy to get into the centre of London. There are four tube stations within a few minutes’ walk – Earls Court, High Street Kensington, South Kensington and Gloucester Road – as well as plenty of buses to get you there.
If you’re coming to London and you require information on things to do, just ask our reception and concierge staff any questions you have about travelling, tickets, attractions, dinner reservations, shopping and everything else besides!
Things To Do In Hammersmith
From the Collingham – one of the best-known Hammersmith holiday apartments- you are able to explore all the amazing sights and sounds of London. Indeed, right on your doorstep you’ll find a huge range of great options.
The Collingham is close to the river and there are some great riverside walks and riverside pubs and restaurants to try as well as Hammersmith Park for some of the prettiest green space in this part of London.
For shopping, Westfield is a giant mall full of your favourite brands but luckily it hasn’t sucked the life out of the rest of the town. King Street is full of high-street brands as well as independent shops and Shepherd’s Bush Market – a real haven for tourists and residents alike.
As a guest of the Collingham, as an added bonus, you’ll receive 10% off your food bill at a selection of local restaurants if you book your table direct through reception.
A Short History of Hammersmith
In the Domesday Book, the manor of ‘Fulham’ was divided into two – Hammersmithside and Fulhamside – by a long-buried minor river called the Black Bull Ditch. Hammersmith itself was first mentioned in 1294 as ‘Hamersmyth’, probably derived from ‘ham’ – the village and ‘hythe’ – by the harbour. Experts are relatively confident it has nothing to do with the processing of cold meat.
Fast-forward to the 17th century and the area starts to take shape. The first parish church (which became St. Pail’s) was constructed in the 1660s (rebuilt in 1883) and Hammersmith Bridge, a vital conduit from the south side of the river to the north side and beyond was built across the River Thames in 1827.
The area became famous for the Vineyard Nursery that was established in 1745 by two Scots. Over the next 150 years the market garden was responsible for introducing many new varieties of flower to Britain including the rose tree and the fuchsia but it closed for good in 1897.
Due to the riverside location, Hammersmith flourished during the early years of the 20th century as largescale employment came to the local water-borne industries, but this died down with the introduction of the railways.
One interesting fact about Hammersmith was that during the last year of the Second World War, Field Marshal Montgomery was headquartered at St. Paul’s School. Today, Hammersmith is a key west London centre for employment and commercial activity with a number of high-profile businesses headquartered there.
Holiday Apartments Hammersmith– Why Choose The Collingham?
The Collingham is your home away from home. Our apartments are modern and well-equipped as well as being spacious and comfortable for families, couples and business travellers. We offer great value for money, incredible customer service and an all-round exceptional experience.
Scan our website for the best deals on holiday apartments in Hammersmith and if there’s any information you need, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!