The Ghosts of Hammersmith Palais

Still visible from the platforms of the Hammersmith & City line terminus at Hammersmith is the last, sad remnant of what was once one of West London’s most popular entertainment venues. First opened in 1919, the Hammersmith Palais was for most of its life primarily a dance venue.  The building was actually a tram shed […]

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Life Overlooking Death

Imagine being in hospital and glancing out of the window. The first thing you see is a cemetery.¬† Beautiful juxtaposition or unfortunate irony? Behind Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith¬† is the oasis of Margravine Cemetery; now commonly used as a cut -through between the hospital and Barons Court station.¬† Where once orchards and market gardens […]

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