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Activities for Over 60s in Hammersmith and Fulham

If you are an older person living in the Hammersmith and Fulham area, there is a lot of activities available for you to enjoy. Getting out and meeting people in your area is important to keep you active and healthy. 

If you are interested in learning new skills or making new friends in the local area, this page has links to wonderful local activities. These groups and things to do offer a link to the local community and a way to improve self-esteem and confidence. 


Places to Visit

Getting out into the local area of Hammersmith and Fulham offers you a variety of places to visit. There is a wealth of history and amazing architecture in the area. If you want an excuse to get out in the local area, these places to visit make a wonderful day out.

Home of Fulham FC, Craven Cottage

Craven Cottage has been the home of Fulham Football Club since 1896.

The stadium is located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, bounded by the River Thames to the west and Stevenage and Bishops Parks to the north and south respectively.

The Thames! Riverside Walks

Follow the most magnificent river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.

Olympia Exhibition Centre

The vast glass dome structure of the Olympia Exhibition Centre sits on Hammersmith’s border. There are three massive exhibition halls here where many trade and consumer exhibitions take place each year. You should find out what’s on and go if you are interested!

Phone: 020 7385 1200

Queens Club Hammersmith

Established in 1886, The Queen’s Club was the first multipurpose sports complex ever to be built, anywhere in the world. The Club offers its Members the opportunity to play Lawn Tennis, Real Tennis, Rackets and Squash on some of the most exceptional courts in the world.

Phone: 020 7386 3400

London Ark

The Ark is an original and famous landmark greeting visitors to London as they drive in on the A4 through Hammersmith, from the west or Heathrow Airport.  

Hammersmith Apollo

The Hammersmith Apollo is an entertainment venue and a Grade II  listed building located in Hammersmith, London.

Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge was begun for the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1884 and was opened by the Prince of Wales on 18 June 1887.  This building is listed under the Planning Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest. 

Riverside Studios!

Riverside Studios is an arts and entertainment venue in London. Riverside will open its doors in 2019 with flexible performance spaces for theatre, dance, music and TV production, a cinema, screening room, events space, rehearsal room and archive plus bars and restaurants with spectacular views of the River Thames and Hammersmith Bridge.


Local Museums

Hammersmith and Fulham offer many interesting museums to learn about fascinating people who have lived in the area in the past. There are also opportunities to learn about diverse cultures and find a new interest.

The Museum of Fulham Palace

With archaeological evidence of Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlers and the foundations of a medieval palace under the East Lawn, the present site of Fulham Palace are steeped in history. 

The Museum of Happiness

The Museum of Happiness is a new non-profit on a mission to make the science and art of happiness fun and accessible for everyone!

The William Morris Society and Museum

The William Morris Society was founded in 1955 to make the life, work and ideas of William Morris (1834-96) better known.  Its purpose is to share knowledge of the life and works of William Morris amongst members and the wider public.

7, Hammersmith Terrace 

Emery Walker’s House at 7 Hammersmith Terrace is one of 17 tall, narrow houses, built on the north bank of the River Thames between Chiswick Mall and Lower Mall in the 1750s. Hammersmith Terrace became a particular 'hot spot' for members of the Arts & Crafts Movement.

Irish Cultural Centre

The Irish Cultural Centre has been established since 1995 and is acclaimed for providing one of the most exciting and adventurous weekly programmes in the UK, featuring Ireland’s best traditional and contemporary musicians, an Irish film programme, Irish literary events, Theatre and art exhibitions and more.


Lunch Clubs and Day Centres

Lunch clubs and day centres are a great way for older people to meet others with similar interests in the local area. Getting out to a day centre or lunch club is an excellent way to stay active and make new friends.

Age UK Community Cafe

Enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast for just £2.50 every Monday from 9.30am - 11.00am. Relax and enjoy breakfast in the friendly, welcoming centre at 105 Greyhound Road. Weekly lunches are a great place to meet new people and have a delicious hot meal. They take place Tuesday - Friday at 1 pm.  Caribbean Lunch is served Thursdays 1 pm - 3 pm and is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a meal.

020 7386 2657

Lunch Group

This group meets monthly at midday for lunch in various, local restaurants. Where possible, we take advantage of 'special offers', and the maximum price for two or three-course meals is £20, frequently less. Any member can join us but must let the group leader know as all the restaurants are booked in advance.

People First Day Centres

People First Day centres are friendly, welcoming places offering a variety of leisure, educational, and health and well-being activities. Day centres usually include hot or cold food and drink, activities including outings to parks or local events, Exercise and fitness sessions, including Tai Chi, dance and aerobics.

Masbro Centre

Masbro offers a total community service from early years to older people – with arts and cultural events, sports and fitness classes, adult learning, help with gaining employment, volunteering, youth services, children's centres and parenting programmes.

020 7605 0800


Sports and Fitness for Older People

It is essential for older people to stay active in older age. Sports and physical activities are vital to keeping your body healthy and free from illness. 

Health and Fitness Classes

Join Age UK health and fitness classes. They have classes for every ability to help you stay fit and healthy in later life.

020 7386 2657

Day Out Club

Go for a short walk in different areas of London, noting points of interest en route and making visits where appropriate. Trips have been as local as Kensington or as far afield as Rochester. The walks always include at least one refreshment break and a lunch stop at a reasonably priced canteen, restaurant or pub.

Explorer UK 

Explorer UK is based in London, taking you away on day trips hiking through the pretty countryside of South East England and weekends away across the UK.

Agewell Activities

The Agewell project is open to anyone over 50. You can sign up for membership at the Macbeth Centre and access all courses in the Agewell programme.



You can get the most out of life as a senior person living in Hammersmith and Fulham by visiting one of the activities listed on this page. We continue to look at the range of social groups and interests available in the local area. This guide continues in part 2.