Living in St Peter’s Square means you’ll be residing in one of the most exclusive parts of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
The W6 area is a very appealing place to live thanks to its easy access to amenities, restaurants, shops, riverside walks and green spaces.
Good transport links also make the area sought-after; Ravenscourt Park and Stamford Brook stations, both on the District line, are just a mere five minutes walk away.
In this article, we explore the area more closely and highlight the benefits of living in St Peter’s Square.
A brief history of the area
During the medieval period the vast majority of land in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham was open fields and commons.
Then in the 19th century, London’s residential housing rapidly expanded west and the Hammersmith area flourished due to its proximity to the River Thames being an important trading area.
St Peter’s Square was laid out during the 1820s and was developed further from 1827 to the end of the 1830s.
It was a speculative housing development by owner George Scott who also provided the land for St Peter’s Church.
Today many of the period buildings lining St Peter’s Square are Grade II listed, as is St Peter’s Church, which was built in 1829 and is the oldest church in Hammersmith.
The area attracts notable residents and businesses. The headquarters of Island Records, one of the UK’s largest independent record labels, is at 22 St Peter’s Square, and several films, including Miss Potter and I Capture the Castle, have also been filmed there.
Where is St Peter’s Square?
St Peter’s Square is at the junction of Chiswick and Hammersmith, just north of the River Thames.
It’s bordered at the top by King Street and at the bottom by Great West Road; to the east by Beavor Lane and to the west by British Grove.
St Peter’s Square has excellent transport connections into and out of the city.
Two Tube stations, Stamford Brook and Ravenscourt Park give easy access to central London in 30 minutes. The A4 can also get you there within a 45 minute drive.
The M4 runs underneath St Peter’s Square providing access to Heathrow in 30 minutes and further onto the west of England.
St Peter’s Square Garden is a public park looked after by residents in partnership with the Hammersmith & Fulham Council.
The Grade II listed park features 1.5 hectares of green space, mature trees and well maintained paths.
For more recreational options, including tennis and basketball courts, Ravenscourt Park with its 32 acres is a short walk from St Peter’s Square.
Nearby Hogarth Health Club, a state-of-the-art gym and one of West London’s top sport’s clubs, has a pool, fitness classes, squash and tennis courts, a medispa and more.
St Peter’s Square shops
On King Street, Chiswick High Road and near the River Thames, you will find a wide variety of independent shops, boutique bars, and quality dining options.
In a few minutes drive or bus ride, you can reach Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush, which has over 150 fashion stores as well as dining and entertainment.
King Street, Hammersmith Broadway and Chiswick High Road all have plenty of options for eateries and are just a short stroll away from St Peter’s Square.
In the vicinity, you’ll find Artisan Coffee and Coffeeology on King Street, and the Carpenter’s Arms and The Cross Keys, which are family-friendly gastro pubs.
For restaurants, King Street has numerous options with Saigon Saigon, Indian Zing, Villa di Geggiano, Thai 101, and Tosa amongst others.
Schools near St Peter’s Square
St Peter’s Primary School is the local primary school for residents. West London Free School is the closest secondary school for pupils aged 11 to 18 and is also rated Outstanding.
Ravenscourt Park Preparatory, Godolphin & Latymer Independent School for Girls, Latymer Prep and Latymer Upper, are also independent schooling options in the area.
Property in St Peter’s Square
St Peter’s Square includes the St Peter’s Conservation Area which centres around a Grade II listed garden square lined with beautiful Regency properties.
This garden square is one of Hammersmiths prime addresses thanks to its outstanding historic buildings.
St Peter’s Villas is the prime address in St Peter’s Square and is a good example of 19th century architecture, with stucco fronts, pediments and Ionic porches.
As the first buildings built in the square, numbers 1 to 6 are the most impressive, with some villa properties featuring eagles, lions, and dogs as decoration.
Why move to St Peter’s Square
St. Peter’s Square is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in West London. It benefits from easy access to the riverfront, a variety of transport links, and an excellent local community.
If you’re thinking about living in St Peter’s Square and would like to talk to us about moving to Hammersmith, or if you’re planning to sell or rent your property in West London, our team would be delighted to speak with you, without obligation.