The Hammersmith & City line used to be part of the Metropolitan line. The section between Paddington and Farringdon is the oldest part of the underground network. It is just over 16 miles in length and has 28 stations. Later in 2008 the number of stations will increase to 29 with the addition of the new Wood Lane station.
Hammersmith to Goldhawk Road
I leave Hammersmith underground station and head up Shepherd’s Bush Road.
The library, police station and fire station are all close together along Shepherd’s Bush Road.
The trees in this area all look a bit odd as they’ve had their branches chopped off.
After passing some housing, a church and some shops I get to Goldhawk Road. The station is built under the railway bridge.
Goldhawk Road to Shepherd’s Bush
Shepherd’s Bush Market is right next to the railway bridge. It fills the short length of track between Goldhawk Road and Shepherd’s Bush tube station.
Here is Shepherd’s Bush underground station on the North side of the market.
Shepherd’s Bush to Latimer Road
I pass Shepherd’s Bush Village Hall, some tower blocks and a Vue cinema as I walk along Uxbridge Road.
After passing through this subway I walk up some small streets in a mainly residential area.
And then reach Latimer Road station.
Latimer Road to Ladbroke Grove
Just outside Latimer Road underground station is a pub with a funny name – The Pig and Whistle.
After passing onto Lancaster Road the housing soon changes into the style that is found throughout the Notting Hill area.
I turn the corner onto Ladbroke Grove and just North of the junction is the station itself.
Hammersmith & City Line Walk – Day 1 Summary
Walking from Hammersmith to Ladbroke Grove will take you an hour and a half at most.