For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Hammersmith & Fulham, who can be contacted on 020 8748 3020.
Mary Seacole House in Hammersmith offers 32 Extra Care apartments with access to a wide range of on-site facilities, including a residents’ lounge, restaurant, laundry, guest room and attractive landscaped gardens. Situated within strolling distance of the 20 acre Ravenscourt Park, the properties are convenient for local shops, amenities, churches and transport links.
An on-site manager looks after buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as offering further advice and support. Plus, there’s a 24 hour emergency call system giving you access to help and assistance as required. With regular exercise classes, film shows, games sessions, tea/coffee mornings and group outings taking place, there’s every opportunity to socialise.
King Street is Hammersmith's main shopping street which contains King's Mall shopping centre, many small shops, the Town Hall, the Lyric Theatre, a cinema and two hotels. Other shops can be found along Shepherds Bush Road to the north, Fulham Palace Road to the south and Hammersmith Road to the east.
The pedestrianised riverside area is home to a number of pubs and the Furnival Gardens park. Ravenscourt Park offers many facilities including tennis and basketball courts, a bowling green, an all-weather pitch, a walled garden and a paddling pool for children. This Green Flag Award winning public park and garden is one of the Borough's flagship parks.
Art and culture
The Riverside Studios was formerly used by the BBC for TV productions and has a cinema, performance space, bar and cafe. Theatres include the Lyric and Hammersmith Apollo, which also doubles as a concert hall.
The famous Dove Pub is the oldest surviving riverside pub in London with, reputedly, the smallest bar in the world. Frequented in the past by Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene, the narrow alley in which it stands is the only remnant of the riverside village of Hammersmith.
The Polish Social and Cultural Centre is also based in Hammersmith, with facilities including a library, a theatre, restaurants and cafes.
Location and transport links
Hammersmith is a district in West London on the north bank of the River Thames, close to Fulham, Shepherds Bush and Kensington. The area is on the main A4 trunk road heading west from central London towards the M4 motorway and Heathrow Airport.
Mary Seacole House is conveniently situated just off the A402 Goldhawk Road, just a short walk from Stamford Brook tube station and the nearest bus stop for services to the city centre.
Distance to GP: 0.02 miles
Distance to shop: 0.5 miles
Distance to bus stop: 0.11 miles
Distance to Post Office: 0.5 miles