W6, Central London
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W6 is a postcode district covering parts of central and west London. It covers the entire area of Hammersmith and Ravenscourt Park, known for its Polish community. The district also has the distinction of being one of London’s major transport hubs as well as a bustling commercial centre. The Thames Path is an extraordinarily beautiful stretch in the vicinity, attracting thousands of visitors every year. It is also the best viewing point for the annual Varsity Boat Race, which is held in the area. Well known sights such as the Blythe House Museum and De Beaumont Centre account for huge tourist traffic to the district.
Numerous international companies occupy office space in W6; the most prominent of these being Coca-Cola, US Airways, L’Oreal, Pokemon and the Universal Music Group. Disney also has their main executive offices here, benefitting from the wealth of business traffic to the vicinity. Different types of retail stores such as boutiques, book shops, food and drink shops, footwear galleries, and wine merchants also do business in the district.
Entertainment And Dining Out
W6 is home to Hammersmith Apollo, arguably one of London’s leading venues for unbeatable musical entertainment. The venue can accommodate more than 5000 patrons at one time, making it one of the largest entertainment sites in the city. The 222 Veggie Vegan restaurant is a popular haunt as it serves some delectable vegan cuisine. If you want to sink your teeth into some succulent meat instead, you can head to Best Mangal for its awesome Turkish kebabs.
Several tube stations are situated within walking district and service the area well. Depending on which sub section of W6 you are in, you will come across stations such as Hammersmith, Kensington and Shepherd’s Bush providing access to the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines. Baron’s Court tube station is also in the area for access to the Piccadilly line, which can take you directly to Heathrow Airport. Kensington Olympia is the chief station in W6 that provides access to mainline trains.