Hammersmith is a much-loved West London location with a community feel. In 1294 it was described as a place with “a hammer smithy or forge”, which is where the name comes from. These days, it’s home to an ecosystem of local and international businesses. Lunch options are plentiful, with Antipode and Café Plum being among the local’s favourites. In terms of things to do outside of work, it’s always worth catching a performance at the famous Hammersmith Apollo or the Bush Theatre up the Shepherds Bush Road. Big brands that call Hammersmith home include Disney and L’Oreal. US tech firm Medidata Solutions opened its EMEA headquarters in Hammersmith in 2017. But aside from the household names, Hammersmith also welcomes start-ups and SMEs.